Prepare for Your Wedding Day with these Tips
Posted on 18 September 2013
Even if you have a mental list of all the last minute items that must be completed before you head down the aisle, you still may be have overlooked certain elements or have issues that come up unexpectedly. In the days leading up to your wedding, you’re naturally going to feel everything from fear to excitement. Because every part of your wedding day is important, it’s crucial that you remain vigilant as even the most minuscule features can impact the outcome of your special day.
Although you may hired a great wedding planner who is organized and has a keen eye for detail or you may feel like an expert planner yourself after taking the time to arrange your own wedding, you must still be prepared for any and all surprises that may arise on your big day. Here are a few tips that will ensure that your wedding goes according to plan.
Outline Your Wedding Day
After months of planning your marriage ceremony and reception, you probably feel prepared for everything that may happen on your wedding day; however, the best way to ensure that your wedding runs smoothly is to establish a detailed schedule from start to finish. In addition, you should develop a list of tasks or a simple ‘to do’ list that details what needs to be done and when each item should be completed. Include all wedding-day essentials like your bridal flowers from M&S and wedding rings from Brilliant Earth. Remember to take an inventory of the accessories and party favors that you plan to use during your ceremony and at your reception and provide it to everyone in your wedding party and those involved in its planning.
Hope for the Best, be Prepared for the Worst
Sometimes even the most organized, well-planned weddings can go wrong. Whether you encounter trivial problems such as a mix up with the food you serve or a greater calamity such as a clothing malfunction, things don’t always go the way you plan them, therefore you must expect and plan for the unexpected, and remember to take any unanticipated problems in stride. You can guard against wedding day gaffes by preparing a wedding-day emergency kit choked full of supplies such as hair accessories, safety pins, a small sewing kit, and stain remover, so you’ll have everything you need to fix any minor catastrophes that might spring up.
Take a Deep Breath and Relax
Because preparing for your wedding can be a stressful and time consuming endeavor, it’s vital that you maintain your composure during the days leading up to your nuptials and on your wedding day. Remember that your wedding is supposed to be a celebration, and you should be overwhelmed with joy, not perplexed and flustered. As a result, you should spend the day before you take that trip down the aisle getting some much needed R&R or partaking in activities you enjoyed before the pre-wedding excitement. Leave any remaining duties or tasks to your maid of honor or another member of your bridal party so that you can pamper yourself.