How to Prepare for Your Wedding Day
Posted on 21 April 2016
In the days leading up to your wedding, you will most likely experience a multitude of feeling, including a mixture of excitement and fear. From the flowers to your wedding timeline, you’re bound to worry about every detail. Because every component of your wedding is significant, even the most minute features can affect the outcome of your precious day. Don’t fret - a major wedding day meltdown is avoidable if you remain calm and focus on getting organised.
Although you may have a running mental list of all the last minute items that must be completed before you exchange vows, and, no matter how well you planned your wedding, there are many elements that may have been accidentally overlooked. You may feel that you’re an expert when it comes to wedding planning, particularly if you`ve spent some time planning your own wedding, however, no matter how many months or years of experience you`ve had preparing for your special day, even the most seasoned bride and groom can become nervous and feel drained during the days before the ceremony, which can often cause them to forget some wedding day necessities. Keep it together before and during your big day by following these tips.
Map Out Your Wedding Day
Although you may have many rehearsals before your wedding day, developing a minute-by-minute schedule of your marriage ceremony and reception from start to finish is the best way to ensure that your big day runs smoothly. Many wedding planners suggest creating a list of tasks that need to be done and when each item should be completed. It is very important that you include essentials that are needed for the day and to take an inventory of the accessories and party favours that will be used during your ceremony and after party. Remember to provide this list to everyone involved in your wedding party and those involved in its planning.
Hope for the Best, But be Prepared for the Worst
Even the most organised, well-planned weddings can go wrong. Whether it be something minuscule such as a mix up with the food being served or a larger catastrophe such as a clothing malfunction, things don`t always go according to plan, therefore it’s best to expect the unexpected and take those unanticipated mishaps in stride. You can guard against any wedding day blunders by preparing an emergency wedding-day kit stocked with supplies such as hair accessories, safety pins, a small sewing kit, and stain remover, so if your flower girl needs a hairband or if one of your bridesmaids gets a stain on her M&S bridesmaids gown, you’ll have everything you need to fix these minor calamities.
Remember to Relax and Have Fun
Preparing for your wedding can be stressful and time consuming, so it’s important that you maintain your composure during the days leading up to your nuptials and on your wedding day. Remember: your marital ceremony and reception are celebrations of you and your future spouse, therefore you should be relaxed and bursting with joy, not overwhelmed and flustered. Try to spend the day before you walk down the aisle by resting and indulging in activities you enjoy, but couldn't indulge in during the pre-wedding frenzy. Let your maid of honour or another member of your bridal party take care of any remaining duties while you pamper yourself.