- 6 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
Anything in particular I should know/be prepared for etc?
Anything in particular I should know/be prepared for etc?
@winerygirl: Make sure you take time to stop, look around, and take everything in. The day will go SO fast.
Also, things WILL go wrong, don’t worry about it. Enjoy being with your new husband and surrounded by your friends.
Have someone who makes sure that you get food and drink if you want it. Most people were very good at asking me if I needed anything, but it’s nice to have someone assigned to be “eye on the bride” to ensure you are taken care of as you will be very “sticky” all night.
Finally, just enjoy and have fun. It’s your wedding day!
@winerygirl: I’m going to give you the best advice I was given: Make sure to take it all in and enjoy and appreciate the day.
It all goes by so fast and it is a whirlwind. Shake off any little annoyances that may happen. Take time to have some special little moments with your new husband and to just look around and feel the joy of the day.
Although everything moved so fast, but I made sure to pause.
I really hate the fact that it’ll all go quick 🙁 Thanks for the reminder to stop and take it in. I’m so excited about the day! 🙂
One thing that nearly happened to me was we had so many people come by the head table during dinner. This was fine for us, but some of them I wanted to hug, (especially my dad after giving his speech), that I just jumped up in leaned over the table to do so.
I totally forgot that there was food on my plate that my dress could have easily dropped in, but I am extremely thankful to my quick-thinking bridesmaid who quickly put her hand between my dress and my food while I hugged, thereby saving me from having a huge mess! Something I didn’t even think about beforehand.
I also agree with taking the time to take it all in. My husband and I went to our room (our venue was at a hotel) right after the ceremony to spend a few minutes alone before joining our cocktail hour that immediately followed. It was great to just have a few moments to ourselves to really just take in what we had just done and then join the party all relaxed!
Wow that could’ve easily ended badly! Glad you had someone quick on your team.
I think we should have enough time between ceremony, pics and reception to have some alone time. Thanks for the tip!
I agree with PP. The only things I really remember about our wedding are moments that I stopped and took it all in. It’s FLIES by and all of a sudden you’re home, married, and have no more wedding to plan!
It’s an amazing feeling….allow your mind and body to feel every emotion, don’t hold back! I have some really ugly cry faces in some of our pictures…but they’re real and that’s what I looked like, so it’s ok!
Have an amazing day! Try to breathe and relax, and allow everything to go as planned!
That’s so exciting! I’m just going to echo what some of the other ladies have said. The day flew by, and I regret every moment that I wasted stressing about small stuff. By the time the wedding day comes around, there’s really nothing more you can do as far as projects and planning, so it’s easier to just let it go and think only about your soon-to-be hubby 🙂 Make an effort to enjoy the results of all your hard work- walk around your venue, appreciate the centerpieces and favors you agonized over, sit down and enjoy the food and drink you selected, listen to the music. Everything else moves so quickly that you need to ground yourself a bit in order to remember all the good stuff you did to make your wedding wonderful.
This one’s going to sound silly but…eat. My friend told me after her wedding that she had trouble getting up the energy to dance because in the morning she was so excited and in the evening she was so busy greeting people that she didn’t eat ANYTHING and even came close to fainting! Take care of your needs: get enough sleep the night before (that’s why bachelorette parties the night before the wedding are a no no), stay hydrated and EAT. It’s hard to have fun when you’re tired/thirsty/hungry. You don’t want a growly stomach getting in the way of your big day 🙂
Enjoy your wedding day! and the food! (What they said!) lol.
Oh and I should mention that my mom’s most memorable moment from her wedding was “having my brother (my uncle) catch me before I fainted because the only thing I’d had to eat was the piece of cake your dad shoved into my face!” You don’t want that to be your most memorable moment 😛
When walking down the aisle walk SLOW! And before you start the ceremony turn around and look at your guests… I SO wish I would’ve done this b/c I hardly even recall them there.
Don’t lock your knees when standing through the ceremony (sure fire way pass out)… keep loose!
Don’t sweat things that aren’t perfect & let someone else deal with them.
Take more pictures with your family than you thought you wanted…. don’t forget the grandparents.
And every now & then just stop, breathe, look around, and breathe again. Be sure to really capture and takes memories from the day.
And of course eat… I couldn’t b/c I was still so excited and it was only brunch but atleast eat SOMETHING!
Congrats and have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enjoy your Day!!!
I agree with everything everyone says!!
Make one person your “Stage Manager” now that you, the Director and Leading Lady, are “on stage” you need someone that is going to be in charge with the decisions. I told everyone that the second I start walking down the aisle don’t come to me with anything, Maid/Matron of Honor is in charge and I fully trust her to make the best decision.
Make someone else in charge of interference. They are there to make sure you don’t get stuck with one person/group too long. It makes them the bad guy and you can remain the loving bride. The night before I was socializing with my out of town relatives. My Bridesmaid or Best Man came down from the room and she was the one that said, “I’m sorry but I’m stealing her away. She needs to get her beauty sleep.” Have them in place when you are moving from one location to another because guest want to talk to you. Having them there to say, “Sorry B&G need to be across the ballroom right now” takes the pressure off you. If you are saying hi to guests by table, figure out how long you can spend at each table and have this person let you know when it’s time to move to the next table.
And if you can, the day before, visit your flowers and make sure they are the right color and style that you want.
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