Photo by: Chandler Kim @chandler_kim
So many brides spend the months leading up to their wedding moving between exhaustion and excitement. Then, when the big day finally arrives, it goes by so quickly that there’s no time to enjoy the elements that are ACTUALLY important to them. To make sure that your wedding is one of the absolute best days of your life (and not just an exhausting circus ride) check out my 5 Tips to Help You Have FUN on Your Wedding Day:
1. Have scheduled alone time
The most important part of your wedding is you and your partner, and the commitment you are making to each other. Set aside moments throughout the day when you can celebrate the excitement together – without entertaining everyone else! Spend some alone time right after the ceremony and signing your marriage license, or eat dinner in a secluded area while all your guests are getting their food (you can greet guests once you’re done – you don’t want to talk with a mouthful of food anyways!). Your wedding day can easily fly by. You want to make sure that you and your partner truly get to experience it together as a married couple.
2. Stay hydrated
Nothing sounds better than mimosas while you’re getting pampered and pretty! Frankly, you’ll never hear a complaint on my end when someone offers me a glass of wine (keep it white around that gorgeous dress!). However, the last thing you want to say the day after your wedding is “What happened last night?”. The most important thing you should do to avoid the literal wedding hangover is keep yourself hydrated! Give your mom, one of your bridesmaids, or some other trustworthy human the critical job of handing you a glass of water in between mimosas. You could also have a specific amount of water you want to drink as a goal throughout the day – the suggested amount is half your body weight in ounces (yay math!).
3. Pick three important elements
After you’ve spent so much time and effort planning such a big day, it’s easy to get bogged down in every detail. Instead, narrow it down to three things that are the most important to you and try to only focus on those. For example, concentrate on the ceremony, make sure you take the time to greet all of your guests, and a set aside that special moment between you and your partner. Pick things that you know you will want to remember – not details like the way your napkins are folded.
4. Think outside of the box
Do you like playing flip cup? Try to organize a tournament with your friends and family at your reception! Is karaoke a weekly occurrence for you? Ask your DJ if you can incorporate it into your wedding! Are you a huge comic book fan? Get your cake to look like Batman! These are all activities or elements that have made weddings super memorable in the past. Think of something that you love and find a way to showcase it at your wedding.
5. Hire a wedding planner
I know, I know – the wedding planner is recommending you hire her (commence eye roll). But seriously, from a completely unbiased point of view, this is sincerely one of the most important things you can do to make sure that you remember your wedding as one of the very BEST days of your life. Your planner will be there to intercept vendors, manage your timeline, check all of the tiny details, and to make sure that all of the elements that are important to you are executed perfectly! How often do you plan a party for 150-400 people? A professional wedding planner does it every week. There are so many details that can easily be missed, and a planner can take away all of that stress.