Over the next few months I’m going to be sharing some little nuggets of advice and tips called Badass advice 101, which I hope will help all my lovely couples trying to plan an alternative wedding. The first in the series was What to do when you get engaged make sure you have a read if you haven’t already.
Let’s kick off the next instalment as I wanted to share some insights on how to really make the most of your wedding day, because trust me the day goes by so quickly, and after all your careful planning you really want to sit back take it all in and really enjoy every minute! So here’s my 5 tips all couples need to know for their wedding day.
Here are my 5 top tips for your wedding day
Please don’t keep checking the weather apps
I am sorry to say this one is beyond anyone’s control. We always pray for the sun but sometimes the weather has a mind of it’s own! By obsessing over the weather you’re only going to drive yourself crazy, and you’ll end up putting all your focus and energy over something you can’t control. If it rains it makes for great photos, your photographer will capture pictures you never dreamed of, embrace it. There is usually a back up option for the ceremony and it’s auspicious and actually good luck! up
Take 10 minutes to really take it in that you have got married!!!
This is after all the reason why you brought all your loved ones together. This is why it’s great to have a planner like me, as I ensure you do. I usually take you to a private space after the ceremony so you can take it all in. The ceremony can be a bit of a whirlwind and it’s just lovely to have a few moments with your new husband or wife!
Invest in good suppliers
There is nothing worse than cutting corners with a photographer or band (depending on what’s important to you) and then being disappointed afterwards, you can’t get this day back or do it all over again. There are other smarter ways to utilise your money, and save so that you can have the most epic dream team working on your wedding. Good suppliers will make your wedding even better, they spend so much time with you on your wedding you’ll want them to be part of your squad!
Hire an uber cool wedding planner
In the lead up to your wedding day there’s so many things going on and last minute details to organise, and you will need all the help you can get trust me. So why not hand all the details over to someone you trust, so you can focus on enjoying your wedding day. Do you know how many married couples I speak to who say I wish I had a wedding planner.
Just let go, and go with the flow
You’ve done all the hard working of planning. You have to trust that it will all come together, be present and enjoy every minute. Because trust me it will fly by and you don’t want to waste any of it worrying or being anxious.
Just remember your wedding day is a celebration of your love for your partner, and the reason you’ve gathered all your nearest and dearest. If things going wrong, go with it. Life isn’t perfect it’s messy, fun, joyful, a whole mix of emotions and your wedding day is no different. You are the only one stopping yourself having an amazing day, enjoy, celebrate, love and laugh. We only have one life let’s make it a good one!
And if you’re stuck or overwhelmed by all the wedding planning, then let’s have a chat, I can’t wait to hear from you!