31 Tips To Make Sure You Enjoy Your Wedding Day
1. Wake up refreshed. Get to bed at a decent hour the night before so you can be your best. For this reason it’s wise to plan bachelor and bachelorette parties at least a week ahead of time.
2. Eat a breakfast that is high in protein and complex carbs.This food will take a while to break down in your body and keep you going, which is important since brides and grooms can go long periods without eating. 3. Give yourself plenty of time to get ready. You want to be able to relax and have a good time with your bridesmaids, not stress over whether you’ll finish in time
4. Wear a dress shirt when getting your hair styled. Brides often wear T-shirts that have to be pulled over their freshly coiffed hair at the end. Dress shirts, however, can be unbuttoned without doing any damage to your beautifully done hair.
5. Grooms should make a list of all the things they need to do on the morning of the wedding. Bridesmaids are great at helping a bride remember everything. Groomsmen are less helpful in this regard, though they are more likely to bring beer.
6. Speaking of groomsmen, it’s a good idea for the groom to discuss expectations for behavior. Guys can get pretty crazy at a reception. If you want a level of decorum it’s best to spell that out before someone tries to do a body shot off your grandma.
7. If you bought new shoes for the big day, be sure to break them in ahead of time. Otherwise you’re liable to feel awkward in them and have sore feet.
8. Don’t overdo the perfume. Heavy perfume can make you feel nauseous and even attract bugs.
9. This goes for you too, grooms. Remember, a little cologne goes a long way
10. Hire a wedding coordinator if possible. Couples often decide to cut this expense, but coordinators let you enjoy your day by keeping drama at bay.
11. If you can’t hire a wedding coordinator, let your bridesmaids handle some of the day-of logistics. They’re literally falling over themselves to help.
12. Don’t forget a wedding day survival kit. A typical one includes a first aid kit, tampons, a Tide To Go stain remover pen, and anything else that might fix a minor emergency.
13. Take a few selfies. These candid shots make a fun counterpoint to your photographer’s stylized professional shots.
14. But other than that, put your phone away. Nothing is happening that’s more important than your wedding, OK?
15. Get loose before you walk down the aisle. Do some light stretching to release tension and get your blood flowing so that you don’t — gasp — pass out. Hey, it happens. Check YouTube.
16. Stop to take it all in during the ceremony. Ask your officiant to include a “deep breath” moment so you can look over the audience, gaze at your spouse, and burn the memory into your brain.