(Closed) Only TWO more days till the BIG day…. Advice?!?!

posted 8 years ago in November 2010
Post # 3
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hi There!

What I would recommend

– Carry a list of emergency numbers (cater, florist, baker, etc) this way you have them with you incase you need them

– Bring a Tide to Go stick!! 🙂

– Have a bride’s emergency kit with extra contacts, makeup, tylenol, tampons (god forbid), SAFETY PINS, bobby pins, nail file, etc

– Make sure your cell phone is fully charged

– Double check to ensure that you have a designated person to clear monetary box and gifts

– Call hotel to re-confirm wedding night reservations

 

Enjoy!

Post # 4
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41 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

  • Make a check list for all the things you may need that day. 
  • Try to get PLENTY of sleep. That alone will help the day go by smoother. 
  • Totally agree to make sure that your cell phone is fully charged. 
  • Tide stick is a must. 
  • Make sure all the necessary information/things are given to the bridesmaids especially the maid of honor. 
  • Don’t forget your flip flops. You may need them at the end of the night. Your dress may drag a little at the end of the night but your feet will thank you. 
  • Lastly, it may seem obvious but the key to having a stress free day is to not let things get to you. Just don’t let the little things stress you out. 

 

Post # 5
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

  • Realize that things will go wrong but that likely you’ll be the only one who knows what’s amiss, so let it go.
  • Get as much sleep as you can
  • Distribute emergency contact numbers to all members of your wedding party, parents, DOC (if you have one), etc.
  • Put someone in charge of your purse and any other items you’ll need for the reception/rest of the night!
  • Put someone in charge of distributing the bouquets and bouts (grrr!)
  • Breathe
  • Take a few moments to yourself
  • Take a few moments for yourself and your husband
  • EAT!!!!
  • Have fun!

Post # 6
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5 posts
Newbee

Congratulations!  I hope your day is everything you dreamed of and more!  I’m a wedding planner, so I know how many details there are and how easy it can be to get caught up in the nitty gritty.  Lists, Tide sticks, sleep and other things everyone will tell you about are all  helpful – I don’t refute that in the least.  But here’s the advice I give all my Brides.  These are the things I think are REALLY important.

1)  Write down your vows somewhere and keep them.  Believe it or not, it’s easy to forget *exactly* what you said on your wedding day, and it’s nice to have a copy to look back on with fondness.  Also have someone (coordinator, mom, MOH) keep several copies of your invitation and programs.  It’s good to have more than one in case you want to frame them or cut them/unfold them for scrapbooking.

2)  After you are announced and leave the ceremony you will have a few minutes while guests are dismissed before you have to come back out to have pictures taken.  During that time, make sure there is a private space for you and your new husband to go where no one else will come in looking for their stuff or knock on the door to try to ask you anything.  ‘Cause let’s be real, you just got married! – take a few minutes just the two of you, soak it up, make out, whatever.  But seize the moment!

3)  Your wedding day – particularly your reception will be a big blurry whirlwind and you’ll have no idea how it came and went so fast.  Throughout the day, take what I call “snapshot memories” in your mind.  Stop and enjoy special moments and freeze them in your mind – like you and your mom having breakfast together, getting your nails done with “the girls,” the first moment you see your man at the front of the aisle, looking out over the audience at the end of your ceremony, your first dance, whatever’s special to you – remind yourself to enjoy the day and take it all in.

4)  At the end of the reception when you’re getting ready to leave and guests are all going to line up at the exit to send you off, take a few moments to look all around you – the place, the decorations, the flowers.  You put some much time, money, and energy into this once-in-a-lifetime event.  You can never come back to this moment again, so cherish it, treasure it, relish it, but whatever you do… don’t rush it.  

5) (if this applies…)  Don’t forget to hug your parents before you leave.  Tell them, “Thank you!  I love you!  I may be a wife now, but I’ll always be your daughter.  

Best wishes to you!

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