So the big day is finally upon you. After the initial thrill of the engagement, the stresses of wedding planning, the fun and excitement of shopping for a dress you have lived to tell the tale and made it this far. Your wedding day will be one of the most memorable of your life. Read on for important tips on how to make sure it goes along with as few hiccups as possible.
Through the day the bride will be the focus of everyone's attention. Because of this it's probably a good idea if the bride has some time to herself and the beginning of the day, even if this is only for a few minutes. Start your day right from the outside by throwing your bridal diet plans out of the window and have a good breakfast.
After some serious alone time it is time to start socializing. Often talking about the day ahead can help calm any pre-wedding jitters, for example worrying whether the photographer will show, whether the caterers will provide good food, etc. Get together with your bridesmaids for a chat. This does not necessarily have to be wedding talk, although you will probably find that it is.
Grooms often worry that they will be giving up their freedom when they marry. While this is often a normal masculine reaction it is important to remember why you proposed (or agreed to get married) in the first place. You are in love with your fiancée and want to spend the rest of your life with them. Quickly look back on how your life was before you met them and the impact impact they have made on your life since. After a little while the nerves should go away.
Your wedding attendants will be vital to you through the day. Make sure they have all the details of your wedding day including phone numbers for wedding vendors and out of town guests arriving that day. Delegate the responsibility to your wedding attendants well in advance of the wedding. This way they have plenty of time to prepare to ensure things go off without a hitch. One common task is for the Best Man to organize the wedding transport.
If either the bride or the groom feels nervous at any point during the day, remember this is normal. Getting married is a major decision, and one that will make several changes in ones life. Do not get in to a panic; this will only worsen your nerves. Instead, take some time to breathe deeply; it is a simple yet incredibly effective way to calm your mind.
Above all keep in mind that sometimes things never go just as you imagine it. That is one of the beauties of real life. Try to keep a good head, go with the flow and remember it is your wedding day, so enjoy yourself!