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Your wedding day is a pretty big and special moment in your life. Once we’re engaged, most of us spend a couple of years planning for that one special day. The closer the day gets, the more you start stressing about how to make it special. You can be the most chilled out person ever with a vision for a super relaxed wedding but I can guarantee there are one or two things you will start worrying about. Here’s 5 easy ways to make your wedding day perfect.
Relax and have fun
I think the most important thing to do on your wedding day is just relax and enjoy it. There’s a saying that floats around, “if at the end of the day you’re married to the one that you love, then everything went perfectly!” It couldn’t be more true. All the other bits are just added extras and sure, they’re great and they’re fun but they’re not the important bits. If planning a wedding in a pandemic and having to postpone has taught me anything it’s that there’s no point in worrying about the things you can’t control. Rain on your wedding day? You can’t change that? Guests dropping out due to having to isolate? You can’t stop that. Last minute supplier changes due to COVID? Nothing you can do. The only thing you can control is your mood and attitude.
We all want our wedding day to be perfect and really things like the weather aren’t what make it special. Focus on the reasons why you’re getting married. You don’t want to look back on you’re wedding day and remember how stressed out you were. Many of us brides have had it tough over the last 18 months so relax and have fun on your wedding day, you deserve it!
Capturing those memories
One of the big things for couples on their wedding day is photos. We spend forever finding our perfect photographer to capture the big day so we always have those beautiful memories to look back on. Something a lot of us don’t think about though is photos snapped by guests. We might see the odd ones that our mums stick on Facebook, but actually guests can capture some really lovely candid snaps on the day and you definitely want to make sure you have those alongside your professional photos. The easiest way to get all of your guests photos is to use a wedding photo sharing app such as Wedding Photo Swap. Photo sharing apps are a great way to have all of your guests share their photos to one place where you can then download or print them.
Don’t try to please everyone
I’m a big believer in your wedding day, your rules. Your wedding should be about you and your partner and what you want. You don’t have to stick to traditions and formality if that’s not you. Sure, certain guests might have preconceived ideas about what your wedding should be like but don’t let that put you off doing exactly what you want! Your wedding day isn’t about pleasing others, it’s about making you and your partner happy.
With that being said though there is a difference between not doing things to please others and having uncomfortable guests. Some opinions you will want to listen to are those of your wedding party. Having a vision in mind for bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen suits is all and well and good but I think the people wearing those outfits should feel happy and comfortable too. Something to consider when buying bridesmaid dresses is allowing your girls to wear different dresses that suit then and they feel confident in rather than making everyone wear the same dress. Sites like http://www.promdressfinder.co.uk not only have a wide range of dresses but there’s something to suit every budget and taste too. So if you’re on a small budget like we are it’s definitely a place to check out!
Take some time for yourselves
I’ve seen a lot of brides mention how quick their wedding day went and how they didn’t have chance to soak it all up. I’ve even seen some say that they didn’t have chance to enjoy their food! Taking some time for you and your partner to enjoy the day is super important, it is your day after all! Have a moment away from your guests to enjoy each others company and don’t get so busy that you end up spending most of your day apart and can’t truly enjoy your food and entertainment. After 18 months of restrictions, lockdowns and so on, we’re all desperate to spend time with our family and friends and I know one of the things I’m really looking forward to on our wedding day is having everyone I love together but just remember to make time for your partner too.
Some ideas for alone time that you could incorporate into your day are taking a small walk around your venue together, having some down time from guests during your couples photos, having a sweetheart table instead of a top table and chilling out on the drive between the ceremony and reception venues if they’re in different locations.
Do you have any tips for making your wedding day perfect? Share them in the comments!