Five ways to ensure you make the most of your wedding day
14 Feb 2018
Worried about enjoying your big day? Take a look at our advice to ensure everything runs smoothly
Family pressures and emotional exhaustion can get the better of some brides on their wedding day, leading to post-wedding blues and feelings of regret. Take a look at these five top tips to ensure you have an amazing experience.
Eat throughout the day
Make sure to start your day with a big nutritious breakfast that will keep you going. Depending on when your ceremony is, you might not have another chance to eat until the wedding breakfast, so take the opportunity to fill yourself with food that’ll keep your energy levels high. When the ceremony, post-ceremony photographs and drinks reception are over, you might not feel hungry again but your body will definitely be in need of a top-up. Don’t skimp on the wedding breakfast; you need to eat enough to keep yourself going for the rest of the night. Plus, you’ve paid through the nose for this food - so you may as well enjoy it.
Hire an on-the-day coordinator
As much as you can convince yourself that you can handle everything on the day, it’s inevitable that things will get on top of you. By hiring an on-the-day coordinator, you’re taking the pressure off yourself and handing the reins to someone far more experienced. On-the-day coordinators literally organise weddings as a living, so you can feel safe knowing that they are confident with timings, suppliers and managing guests. Furthermore, hiring a coordinator will allow you to relax and actually enjoy your day, instead of panicking about the little details. Many venues include on-the-day coordinators as part of their wedding package, but independent coordinators are relatively inexpensive.
Don’t drink too much
Everyone knows there’s nothing worse than that guilty feeling when you wake up the morning after the night before with a hangover. Even when you’re 90% sure you did nothing wrong, you’ll still be left with that ‘did I make a fool of myself?’ sense of remorse - and there is nothing worse than feeling that way the morning after your wedding. Furthermore, getting black-out drunk can cause you to forget what even happened, and who would want to forget the precious memories of their big day? Try not to drink too much during your celebrations, or you may regret it afterwards and be left with the post-wedding blues.
Take time out for yourself
Weddings can be overwhelming. There will be relatives and family friends you haven’t seen for a while, everyone will be emotional, and you’ll no doubt be bombarded with hugs and kisses throughout the day. It’s enough to exhaust even the strongest of brides, so make sure to take some time away from the main party to relax and rejuvenate. Take a walk with your new husband or wife, spend a few extra minutes in the bathroom than you need to, or simply sit in a quiet space outside and breathe in the fresh air.
Remember what’s important
Your wedding day is about you and your partner, and the love you have for one another. While it is polite to have a chat with all of your guests, don’t feel under pressure to impress every single person, otherwise you will burn yourself out before you get to have any fun. You have spent months (or even years) planning this day, so enjoy every moment of it. Be yourself, let your personality shine through, and make sure to experience every little detail you meticulously planned. After all, your wedding is a party, a celebration; so treat it as such.