Reminiscing about our wedding day is something I do often and when I think about it, I realize just how many decisions and preparations I had to make. Today I thought I’d write a little bit about how to prepare for your wedding day.
01. Don’t stress. If I’m being completely honest with you, my wedding day wasn’t stressful at all (at least for me. My mom may say differently!). I never once worried about how the day would unfold or if I was late to the church. This may be news for you, but: nothing can start without the bride! This is the best day ever – don’t ruin it by freaking out if you’re behind schedule or it’s taking longer than you thought to do your makeup. You’re about to see your family, friends, and your new husband. It’s a joyful day, so don’t worry about anything (that’s what your bridesmaids or wedding coordinator are for). The day will progress naturally, so don’t worry about following your exact timeline.
02. Remember that you’re marrying the love of your life. If I could give one piece of advice to any bride out there it would be to plan for your marriage, not just your wedding. Trust me, if you’re focused on marrying your best friend and the love of your life, at the end of the day, everything will have been perfect. Do not worry about anyone or anything else. Your guests are there to celebrate you two – the glitz and glam are just a bonus.
03. Keep in mind that something will go wrong. One thing I read about during our wedding prep is to keep in mind that something will go wrong so you won’t be disappointed when it does. I’m a perfectionist and don’t like to be disappointed, so this piece of advice was crucial to my wedding day. I kept in mind all day that when something went wrong, everything would be completely fine and it wouldn’t phase me. Spoiler alert: two big things went wrong and I didn’t care at all because I had already put it in my mind not everything would go perfectly. If you’re like me and want everything to go a certain way, take my advice and know that something will go wrong, but you won’t let it phase you.
04. Plan ahead. I highly advise you to start prepping one week before your wedding. Put together a list of what to pack for your honeymoon (if you’re going somewhere tropical, here are a few things to take with you), what you need for the rehearsal dinner, what you’re going to wear on the day of, etc. Don’t wait until the last minute to do anything. If there is something last minute, ask your MOH or bridesmaids to help you – that’s what they’re there for! Once everything is prepared in advance, you can begin to look forward and center yourself for the marriage you’re about to enter into.
05. Remember to enjoy it! Preparing for a wedding is so fun and is one of the best days of your life. Make sure to enjoy it! You will only be seeing all of your family and friends in one place this one time, so dance with them, talk with them, hug on them. You will only be walking down the aisle one time, so walk slow and look your groom in the eye and hold onto your dad tight. You will only throw that bouquet once, so make it a good toss! You get the gist. Enjoy every bit of it and take it all in because the memories will last a lifetime.
How are you\how did you prepare for your wedding day?