Simple wedding day tips that I wish I kept in-mind for my big day.
Last week, on my Instagram stories, I talked about my and Joe’s 3-year wedding anniversary. I can’t believe how fast three years have gone by. A baby, a new condo, and many family vacations later, here we are, enjoying our little family. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
These last three years zoomed as fast as our actual wedding day. People certainly weren’t joking when they told me to just “enjoy the moment.”
The funniest thing about large celebrations is that they can take months to prepare but once the event takes place, they wrap-up so quickly.
Now that I look back on my oh-so perfect wedding day, there are things I wish I had told myself to calm my nerves and appreciate the precious moments.
5 Wedding Day Tips for any Bride-to-Be
Check Yourself Out
…and I don’t say this to be vain. Many brides put a ton of effort into choosing the perfect wedding dress. Not to mention, hair and makeup is a process of research (um, hello Pinterest!) and trials. So before you head down the aisle, I urge you to take one good look in the mirror and appreciate the all of the hard work that went behind your wedding day wardrobe.
Dance to Your Favorite Songs
Weeks before our big day, Joe and I met with our DJ to compile a carefully-curated list of songs. The night of our wedding, we were so busy talking to our guests, thanking them for their attendance.
In a selfish way, I often think about how I missed jamming to some of my personal picks (yeah, I’m talking about you, Bruno Mars). Brides, if you hear a song and want to dance and enjoy yourself, hit the dance floor and boogie down. It’s a few minutes that you deserve.
Take it All In
This is something I was actually able to do, all thanks to the advice from a good friend. She told me that once we were announced husband and wife (and of course, after our big kiss!), to turn to the attendees and appreciate everyone who came to celebrate our special day.
I encourage you to spot faces, smile at everyone, and savor the moment.
Let Them Eat Cake (and Everything Else)
Come on girl, lipstick can be reapplied… so eat all the food. All of it. You put together the wedding menu for your guest’s enjoyment as well as yours.
On your wedding day, you will always be surrounded by people. Try and take a couple of minutes to sneak outside with your hubby. Take a breather, give each other a smooch, and enjoy your togetherness as a newlywed couple.
What are some things you wish you did differently for your wedding day?