Your wedding day will be crazy busy and intense! With all the things you have to do on your wedding day, there are things you do not want to do so that you can fully enjoy your wedding day. After all, your wedding is a day that you have been looking forward to and likely planning since you were a child. You’ve been concentrating on finding your perfect dress, a wedding photographer, what to have on the menu for all your guests and all the million other things that make up your day. To help ensure you have a great wedding day, here is a great list of 10 things not to do on your wedding day so you can relax and remember all the great moments for many years to come.
1. Do Not Wear Crazy High Heels.
You may love your Stiletto heels but wearing them all day and night isn’t realistic. No matter how much you try to break in your favorite new pair of heels, your feet are going to get tired and swollen. Have your heels handy for photos, but slip into a pair of flats or sandals for walking to and from locations.
2. Do Not Forget To Eat And Drink Water.
The craziness of the day and the stress might make it hard to eat a large meal, add on a couple of drinks you could be in trouble. Make sure you or someone else is in charge of having snacks and water so that you can pick away through the day. Also, with a couple of drinks or hot weather, it’s easy to forget to drink a lot of water but be sure to stay well hydrated.
3. Do Not Forget to Take Regular Bathroom Breaks.
Yes it is hard to go to the washroom in a dress but don’t be afraid to ask for help! Most times it is far more funny than embarrassing! Besides, if you follow the rule about staying hydrated, you will have to go at some point. Don’t suffer, just go!
4. Do Not Forget That It’s Your Wedding Day.
It can feel very overwhelming to have a room full of people who are there to be a part of your day. You can absolutely visit with everyone and still have time to enjoy the party. Try to thank each table as a group shortly after dinner before people start to get tipsy, this avoids long one-on-one conversations with everyone.
5. Do Not Lose Your New Husband / Wife in the Crowd.
Visit each table and greet your guests together as a newly married couple, you can always visit separately later in the evening. It can be really easy to lose your new wife or husband in the crowd with everyone wanting attention from the both of you. Make an effort to try and have a good time together and enjoy your wedding day and all the fun associated with it!
6. Do Not Argue or Get Annoyed With Parents.
Despite the best of intentions, sometimes parents can ask a lot of questions or interrupt frequently. Understand they are simply trying to do their best to make sure everything runs smoothly to make sure you have the day of your dreams. As easy as it can be to get annoyed, have a quiet conversation with them and ask that they direct questions to your maid of honour or best man so that you can focus on having fun, instead of wondering why the caterer isn’t there yet, or why your favors aren’t on the tables.
7. Do Not Complain.
Your wedding day didn’t go perfectly as planned…that is fine. I’ve never been to a wedding that has! Try not to focus on the little details that may not have worked out. The day is about having fun and celebrating your new marriage. Ask yourself – is the thing you are complaining about something that will totally ruin your wedding? Will it be something you really care about or remember in 30 years? Chances are it’s not - move on and enjoy the day!
8. Do Not Fret About The Timeline.
I have also never seen a wedding that followed a timeline properly even with a wedding planner. It’s normal for things to run fifteen to thirty minutes behind or more. Typically, speeches are when the timeline falls apart a little. If time is truly an important factor, remind guests that speeches have a set limit and do not have an open mike where people may come up and tell a thirty minute story. Try not to stress about everything being perfect and go with the flow!
9. Do Not Facebook All Day.
It’s okay to take a break from social media for the day. Besides, all your friends at the wedding will be letting all your social media friends know how things are going. It’s hard to be present in the moment when you are staring at your phone all night. Enjoy yourself and let your professional photographer capture all of those special, candid moments.
10. Do Not Get Too drunk.
Your wedding day will be full of your guests simply trying to have a drink with you to celebrate the special day. Set yourself a maximum number of drinks until after your speeches and then let loose a little – but not so much that you can’t remember your wedding! Have a great time but be sure to remember the wedding as well. Unfortunately we have seen many extremely drunk bridal party and family members, all of whom have regretted it later.
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