8 things brides & grooms wish they had known before their wedding day
Your wedding day should be a day full of happiness and fun, with as little stress as possible. To help you out, we have highlighted 8 things you should know during your wedding planning process to ensure you don’t have any regrets! By being prepared in the lead-up, you can make sure you only have to focus on marrying your best friend.
Whilst your wedding day is a big thing for the two of you, starting your married life in debt is unlikely to be top of your to-do list. Only plan what you really want for your wedding, and when you look back on it, you won’t even think about the areas you didn’t bother with. Plan your budget early on to stop any big surprises!
Wear your shoes! There’s nothing worse than uncomfortable shoes, especially on such an important day. So make sure you wear your shoes around the house beforehand. Don’t leave it until the day of your wedding to wear your shoes for the first time.
Grab some food
You’ve spent time picking the perfect food for your wedding guests, so don’t miss out! Take some time to eat and drink some water. You will find you need the excuse to sit down after talking to all your guests. This also gives you and your newlywed partner a chance to spend some time together.
Final table plan
Design the perfect table plan to help your guests have a wonderful time. Put people together who you know enjoy hanging out, and separate those family members that can’t help but argue. By knowing you have carried out all this beforehand, you can truly relax on your wedding day.
Confirm with everyone who wants to make a speech, and advise them of how long they can take – there is nothing worse than a hungry group of guests sitting through a speech. Regardless of whether you opt for a traditional or nontraditional speech list, making sure everyone is on the same page is the perfect place to start.
Prepare your wedding photos
Before your wedding day, your photographer will ask for a list of the group photos you want. This means that your photographer can plan accordingly and capture all the images you want. Follow your photographers lead on the day, and let them suggest the best places for particular photos, including which order to do them.
Decide early on your stance regarding social media and your guests taking photos of you. You are paying a professional a lot of money to capture your day, which sadly could result in many ruined photos if your guests are in the way snapping photos. Whether you decide to have an unplugged wedding or not, there are some steps you can take to avoid the above nightmare.
Tick your list
We have put together a great selection of checklists to help your wedding run as smoothly as possible, from what to pack in your emergency kit to planning your budget. Nothing will help you be more prepared than these!