Tips for En­joy­ing the Big Day

Bride & Groom - - CONTENTS -

The much-an­tic­i­pated day has fi­nally ar­rived and all the prepa­ra­tions are be­hind you. Now it’s time to marry the love of your life and en­joy the cel­e­bra­tions with your near­est and dear­est. Here are our top tips for mak­ing the most of your wed­ding day…

food glo­ri­ous food

Start the day on a good note with a hearty break­fast. De­pend­ing on the time of the wed­ding, you may not get to eat another meal un­til af­ter the cer­e­mony and you don’t want your tummy to start rum­bling at the al­tar! Later in the day, keep hunger pangs at bay by hav­ing a pic­nic bas­ket of nib­bles for the wed­ding party to snack on dur­ing the photo ses­sion.

prep steps

Make sure ev­ery­thing is ready the day be­fore the wed­ding so you can re­lax and en­joy get­ting ready on the day. With all the hard work done, you’ll be able to savour this spe­cial time with your close fam­ily and friends. It’s a good idea for the guys to meet up and get ready to­gether to en­sure ev­ery­one is look­ing as they should. Mean­while, the girls will be hav­ing their hair and makeup done. The chief brides­maid should re­mem­ber not to leave the house with­out a beauty kit – con­tain­ing lip­stick, bobby pins, tis­sues, safety pins and a com­pact mir­ror – so you can all stay look­ing gor­geous through­out the day.

good tim­ing

Have a re­al­is­tic time sched­ule so you’re not rush­ing at any point in the day. Ask one of your wed­ding party to be a time keeper, then you won’t have to worry about watch­ing the clock. Del­e­gate any last-minute tasks to trusted friends or rel­a­tives to en­sure you can re­lax and stay on sched­ule.

stress free

On the day, try not to sweat the small stuff. At any event there may be a hic­cup or two (usu­ally small, thank­fully!), so keep your sense of hu­mour and stay fo­cused on the rea­son for the cel­e­bra­tion. If you’re ner­vous about your speech, first dance or walk­ing up the aisle, steady your­self with a few deep breaths and re­mem­ber that you’re amongst friends who are there to sup­port you.

mem­o­rable mo­ments

Time flies when you’re hav­ing fun and your wed­ding day is cer­tainly no ex­cep­tion. At sev­eral points in the day, take a few min­utes to have a quiet mo­ment to­gether and soak up the at­mos­phere. Above all, live in the mo­ment and en­joy your spe­cial day!

BY V I C K Y C H U R C H

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