Your wedding day should an unforgettable day for all involved and one that both bride and groom cherish for the rest of their lives, so it’s important that you make it as fun as possible for everyone. Here are our top tips.
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Once you have your venue sorted, there are a few things you can do to ensure your wedding day is the one you’ve always dreamed of:
1. The groom should make a to-do list
The bride can always rely on her bridesmaids to take care of everything that needs to be done on the day of the wedding, but it’s fair to say that the groomsmen are not as reliable – usually because they’re all nursing a massive hangover. The groom should make a list of things that need to be done on the big day so that nothing is forgotten.
It also goes without saying that the friends of the groom are also a lot more likely to get a bit out-of-hand at the reception, so in order to prevent shots of tequila before midday, the groom should have a quiet word with the groomsmen to discuss expectations and behaviour.
2. Chill out in the morning and make sure you have enough rest
You’ll struggle to sleep the night before your wedding day. There will be butterflies in your stomach, but it’s essential to get a good night and morning of rest before the big day, because you’ll need your energy levels to be as high as possible for the 12 or more hours you and your other half will be on your feet. A good night of sleep and a nice massage when you wake up will guaranteed you both look and feel great. If you feel yourself freaking and stressing out in the morning, try doing normal things to distract yourself.
3. Make sure you eat something
A lot of couples make the mistake of not eating in the morning before the wedding, but it’s important that you eat regularly throughout the day. Your wedding day is a physically exhausting day and if your blood sugar levels drop then you will begin to feel sick, irritable and tired. If you are planning on drinking champagne throughout the day, you will need get some food in your stomach before the bubbles.
4. Pass all of the responsibilities on to other people
There will always be last minute panic, but that’s exactly what your friends and family are for. This is your special day and you will be surrounded by people just waiting to help. It’s the one day that you can afford to be completely selfish with your responsibilities. Enjoy being a bride or groom and don’t let yourself get too stressed by the little things – pass your mobile phone over to someone else, or turn it off altogether!
5. Make sure the DJ knows what to play
The last thing you want is for the DJ to break out into some heavy metal music straight after your first dance. You may have had the DJ planned for weeks or months, but get one of your entourage to have a word with him or her so that you know exactly what will be playing. A playlist with a mixture of slow songs and popular tracks is guaranteed to be a hit with guests.
You can read hundreds of wedding day tips online, but the most important thing is that you remember why you’re there. Take a moment from all of the madness to reflect on how you ended up at the altar and the journey that lies ahead for both of you.