Wednesday, July 10, 2019
5 Things NOT to do on Your Wedding Day
You just spent months and months planning and preparing for your wedding day, now that your day is here it should (hopefully) be a little less hectic. Your wedding day should be full of excitement and happy tears, not tears developed from stress and sadness. We have come up with a few tips to promote smooth sailing and a night to remember.
1. Don’t Worry About the Weather
There is no 100% certainty to weather forecasts, so there is no need to rip out your updo over storm clouds. We suggest that if you are planning on including an outdoor venue or venues to your wedding day that you have a plan B in place with your wedding coordinator. It is great to be aware of the forecast, but don’t get bummed out, go with the flow! Let your wedding coordinator deal with the backup venue plan and your hairstylist deal with finding anti-frizz serum. All you really need to worry about is saying “I do” to the love of your life!
2. Don’t Forget to Eat
Girl, you need to eat! Skipping breakfast and/or lunch is not going to make your dress fit any better. It is so important to stay hydrated and have a good meal, especially if you are planning on having a “getting-ready cocktail” or two. Keeping your energy up will keep your mood up and that is what you (and your bridal party) really needs, is a happy bride!
3. Don’t Wear New Shoes for the First time
Wearing any kind of shoe for the first time is uncomfortable, let alone high heels on your wedding day. To up your confidence and comfort, wear your shoes enough to break them in or walk comfortably in them. Wear heels at a comfortable height rather than unbelievably tall, even if the 6″ heels are super cute. Even if you’re planning to wear flats, you’ll want to make sure you’re not setting yourself up for blisters. Also, consider changing shoes once you get to the reception, flip flops or even a nice slipper may not even be noticed under your dress.
4. Get a Facial, Wax, or Other Intense Beauty Treatment
You want to look your best and spa treatments may even soothe your anxiety, but it is probably best to schedule these sorts of treatments a few days before your wedding day. Having your eyebrows waxed the morning of your wedding may result in a nasty reaction and a lot of photoshopping in wedding photos. Most of all, don’t get a spray tan the morning of your wedding unless you want the inside of your dress to be stained forever!
5. Don’t Spend All Day on Your Phone
In today’s world, we all tend to treat our phone as an extension of our body. I mean if it is not posted to Instagram or Facebook did it actually even happen? Of course, it did! And if you don’t put that darn phone down your going to miss it too. Don’t spend your day worrying about hashtags and scrolling through your news feed. Your photographer is there to capture the day, so it is your job soak in every moment.
There are a lot of details that go into making a wedding day possible, but there are a lot of people that make it work. Remember that you have your closest friends, family, and the vendors of your choosing working alongside you to make your day as amazing as it can be. If something comes to your attention on your wedding day, turn to your Maid of Honor or family and allow them to handle the situation. There are too many good memories to be made instead of stressing about the details.