Weddings are beautiful, joyous and happy occasions but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t stressful too. Even the most chilled out bride will suddenly start worrying as the hours fly by, guests start arriving in town, and before she knows it, it’s time to get married!
Only Three More Hours
Don’t have a clock in the room the night before your wedding as the last thing you need is to be watching as the hours slip away until you’re exhausted. Make sure you get an early night, as depending on what time your ceremony starts you may need to start getting ready pretty soon, it’s not uncommon for brides with a 1 pm ceremony to be in hair and makeup by 8 am so you may not be able to have a lie in. If you really can’t sleep don’t just lie there! Make yourself a cup of herbal tea, read a few pages of a novel, or play with your dog.
Our Social Network
As the bride you’ll only need to socialize with everyone after the ceremony, up till then, it’s your groom’s role to make sure that guests feel welcome, know what’s going on and who to speak to, usually the best man, usher or coordinator, if there’s an issue. Decide how many people you want in the bridal suite, not everyone likes to have ten people fussing over her so if you need a few bridesmaids to go next door for a bit then that’s fine. Remember, while family gatherings are fairly common, it may have been a few years since some people saw each other. Do not get involved in family dramas, just ignore it and spend time with those guests who are mature enough not to let petty squabbles get in the way of celebrating your special day.
While it’s vital friends and family are looked after, receive a decent meal and have some form of entertainment this isn’t their birthday party and you can’t please everyone. Grumpy guests will usually keep their opinions to themselves, or whisper a few nasty comments to their nearest and dearest who hopefully will them if they can’t say anything nice not to say anything at all. No matter where you’re sat at the reception or if you feel the food isn’t up to standard there’s no call for rudeness. Simply ignore them, or if they’re making your other guests feel uncomfortable ask your wedding planner to have a word with them in private. They’ll be so embarrassed they’ve been called out like a naughty teenager it should shut them up for a good hour or so!
Keep Things In Perspective
Ironically, no wedding goes without a hitch. It could be the seating charts wrong, the DJ didn’t play your Mom’s track request, or in some cases, the best man’s been taken ill, and the stand-in doesn’t have a clue what to say. Just remember barring fire, flood and natural disaster anything else is seen as a huge success! Take a few moments to hold hands alone, kiss whenever you feel like it, dance like no one’s watching and just enjoy the very first day of your married lives.