While planning your wedding, you probably have information and advice being thrown at you left and right about what you should be doing, how you should be doing them, and when to do them. You hardly ever hear anybody tell you what you SHOULDN’T be doing on your wedding day (even though this is important information to know). We are here today to give you a heads up about what not to do on your wedding day so that way things can go a lot smoother!
1. Wear New Shoes
The last thing that you want on your wedding day is to have your feet hurting. With all of the standing, walking, and dancing that occurs throughout your special day, you want to make sure that you are comfortable! Pro tip- wear your wedding shoes early and break them in before the big day! You can wear them around your house or even to your first dance rehearsals! Trust us, it’ll be worth it.
2. Write Your Vows
Vows take time and thought and shouldn’t be thrown together at the last minute. These are the words that you are vowing to your future partner, which isn’t something that should be taken lightly. If you are needing help, there’s a lot of resources out there to help guide you.
3. Forget to Eat
We totally get it… nerves run high on your wedding day. With sweaty palms and those butterflies in your stomach, eating is the last thing on your mind. However, it is something you should not skip out on! You are going to need your strength and the last thing anybody wants is for the bride or groom to pass out during their wedding day (yikes)! Make sure to have a small snack before the ceremony and if you find yourself too busy during the reception, make sure to have someone set aside a plate for you so you can eat when you have free time.
4. Try New Skincare
Sparkle and glam are definitely a feature of most brides, but we always advise our brides to skip out on trying any new products before their big day. If you have never tried a certain product before, you may not know how your skin is going to react (breakouts, redness, etc.). Stick to what works for you and what you know!
5. Worry About Weather
This is a BIG worry for so many couples about to tie the knot. Although, our best advice is to let that worry go! Since we can’t control the weather, it is unnecessary stress added to your shoulders. If weather is a big concern, make sure to talk to your wedding venue about a plan B and let the rest occur as it is meant to!
6. Take Away All Technology
Simply put, we live in a very technological focused society. Everywhere you look there are phones, cameras, tablets… you name it! Unless you have a “no phones” sign up during your ceremony, you should expect your family and friends snapping away! Our best advice is to focus on each other and enjoy the moment!
Pro tip- create a wedding hashtag to people to tag their photos with. That way, you and your new spouse will have more photos to look back on!
7. Expect Everything to be Perfect
One of our main points when talking to future brides and grooms is that not EVERYTHING will go as planned. At every wedding we have been at or have heard stories of, the reality of it all is that not everything is going to happen like you are envisioning. From veils flying off to kids sticking their fingers in the cake, the best thing to do is prepare for it all and laugh it off with your new spouse! In the end, everything will happen as it should, and it will be a beautiful day no matter what!
Each couple’s wedding day is different, but making sure you aware of these things listed above will help you enjoy the experience a lot better! Remember, this is YOUR day, so enjoy it to the fullest!
Photo: Allison Jeffers Photography
Venue: Park 31
Planning: Hill Country Planning
Invitations/Menu: The Girl General
Calligraphy: Selah Creative Studio
Dress: Beatitude Bridal
Rentals: Cru Rentals
Flowers: Couture Dezigns
Cake: Creations Cake Shop
Officiant: Texas Wedding Minister
Hair and Makeup: Simply Serene Boerne
Bar: Bartenders 4 You
Catering: Heavenly Gourmet Catering