Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Tips for the Big Day You'll Be Glad You Knew

  • Published: Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:59
  • Written by Theresa Hoard

Day of Tips You’ll Be Glad You Knew

 

1. Appoint someone to watch your phone for you. You want to live in the moment on your wedding day, not be attached to a device! There will likely be a dozen people trying to contact you about various things, so allow someone else to answer your texts and calls. If something comes up that really requires your attention, they can let you know.

 

2. Make sure you eat something! It seems like something so automatic that you could never forget, but with your nerves on high, there’s a good chance that you will forget to eat. The last thing you need on your wedding day is a massive headache or to put champagne in your system without any food to soak it up!

 

3. Break your wedding shoes in before you wear them down the aisle! You don’t want to be miserable by photo time and you definitely don’t want to have blisters ruining your honeymoon! Make sure you have some band aids in your emergency kit just in case. If you purchase flats for dancing, make sure you break those in too!

 

4. Make sure your bridal party gets to know each other before the festivities begin. Not everyone is comfortable hanging out with people they’ve never met. Plan a small get together (spa day, dinner party, go to the movies) to help bond your group together and relax those that are a little more shy so when it comes time to dress shop and wedding plan, it will be less awkward for everyone involved!

 

5. You pay good money for a photographer, make sure they know who you want in your photos! Make a shot list of not only the types of photos that you want, but also the people you want in them. Also, if you want people in a group photo, it’s helpful if they are aware that they need to stick around for awhile after the ceremony to have them taken.

 

6. Get your ring professionally cleaned both before your engagement session and the wedding. Many jewelers will do this for free and your ring will look extra sparkly for your photos!

 

7. Learn how to respectfully say no. Whether it’s a pushy family member not respecting your decisions or a vendor trying to do something that you were against, at some point you will need to just say no! Remember to smile when you speak and try not to get too emotional. It will get easier the more you do it!