by Avid Thinker May 30, 2013
Being calm on your wedding day can be achieved if you have done the right preparations. Here are some insights on how to be prepared and make yourself composed despite of the overwhelming feeling of this special occasion.
Take care to cover possible small ‘emergencies’. Do all guests and suppliers have directions to the church and/or venue and a number to call (not yours) if they get lost? Does everyone involved in the ceremony or reception know their role, where they have to be, and when? Have you allowed plenty of time to have your hair done, get ready, and take photographs or drink champagne? Have you tried on everything in advance? Does someone have the rings, any important documents required, and the money to pay the band etc.?
Put together a kit of emergency items in case something goes wrong, e.g. make-up, safety pins, hair pins, hairspray, etc., and a change of shoes so that you can enjoy dancing later when your new wedding shoes are killing you.
If you have a wedding coordinator make sure he or she is there on the day, or if not, entrust a friend or family member with being the ‘point of contact’ for the photographer, florist, catering staff, band, DJ etc., otherwise you will be answering questions all day.
Write a note to your fiancé and other people who are important to you for them to open on the morning of your wedding day. Explain what this day means to you, and express your love and appreciation. It is likely that you will become ‘swept up’ and will not be able to spend as much time as you would like with the people you care most about, so let them know what they mean to you in advance and you won’t be worried if you don’t find time to say it out loud.
Talk to a trusted friend before the day and ask them to be a ‘shoulder to cry on’ if you feel emotional or overwhelmed on the day itself.
by Jenny Evangelista August 18, 2015
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