Planning a wedding is seriously hard work, trust me.. been there, done that! I totally understand what you are going through! There is so much time, planning and money that goes into pulling off a wedding day. Set yourself up for success and follow these 8 simple steps in order to have a smooth and seamless wedding day!
1) Be sure to have a hair and makeup trial at least a month before your wedding. This will give you peace of mind to know exactly how you will look and give you the opportunity to change things in advance if necessary. Make sure to bring all jewelry to the trial to see how makeup shades work with the pieces.
2) Have your florist deliver your flowers to where you are getting ready, not the ceremony venue. Since you never know when the mood will strike for a great photo, you’ll want your flowers there and ready to go.
3) Find out what the rules for photographs are at the ceremony location. All venues are different, some restricting the location of photographs and even the times in which they are permitted.
4) If possible, arrange to have your formal photographs taken before the ceremony. Getting this step out of the way early in the day frees up the rest of your time to spend with your guests. You will be able to go straight to cocktail hour and catch up with loved ones without stress. It’s a new age, so it’s no longer considered bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the wedding.
5) Have food delivered to your getting ready location. It may be hectic, but take the time to have a bite before the wedding since it will be a while before you have the opportunity to nourish yourself during the reception.
6) Prepare an emergency bridal kit with clear nail polish, mints, a sewing kit, stain treater, Visine, safety pins, bobby pins, pain reliever and mini deodorant.
7) Allowing 50% more time for hair and makeup than you originally anticipated alleviates the number one reason wedding schedules end up running late. This will assure you have plenty of time for all the portraits you want to take before the wedding.
8) Make sure you discuss a “rain plan” with your venue just in case Mother Nature doesn’t see sunshine in the cards.
Your wedding day will by no means be absolutely perfect… Things do go wrong and you’ll have to just roll with the punches! Just remember that your day is more about the marriage and not the wedding itself. At the end of the day, you married the love of your life so that makes the day the most perfect it can be!