The wedding day is one of the biggest events of your life, and if you have never done it before, it can be challenging. It is not like planning a birthday party, or holiday party. It is a totally different type of event with a whole lot of emotions attached to it. But it doesn’t mean you can’t tackle it. There are some secrets every good wedding planner knows, and we are sharing four of them with you!
Some things won’t quite go according to plan
It’s hard to face the facts, but things COULD go wrong on your wedding day and it is LIKELY that not everything will be perfect. But this is why you have back up plans (for if it rains, the electricity goes out, etc) and your wedding planner to keep you sane! Just keep in mind that things WON’T be perfect. You will stress way less.
Give your dress a trial run BEFORE your big day
This is not only important to make sure everything looks and feels right, but to get timing down as well. It is going to take you a lot longer than 5 minutes to get into your wedding dress, especially if it is full of layers. Make sure that you have the right bra for the style dress, your underwear doesn’t show through, and that you know how to get in and out of it. This will be important when it comes to using the bathroom and at the end of the night when you want to take it off.
This may not seem like a secret, but with all the rush of getting ready and wanting to dance the night away, you might not WANT to take photos. But make sure you do because you’ll be thankful you did. Photos are the way that you are going to remember your big day for the rest of your life, so take some time for yourself and your groom. No doubt it is just as important to photograph with your bridal party, your family, and your friends, but the couple photos are a great way to spend some alone time together as newlyweds before the chaos of the reception.
You have spent money on food so don’t forget to ENJOY it! This may seem silly, but a lot of the time, the bride and groom are too busy saying hello to guests and dancing the night away that they forget to eat anything. This will not only make you tired but with the champagne you will be consuming, you don’t want to be a drunk mess. Make sure that you and your fiancé sit down and eat together. You can also ask your caterer to pack some leftovers. This is a perfect midnight snack or next day brunch/lunch.