Getting married is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for almost everyone. In addition to the pleasure of attending an engagement party, it is essential to take precautions to ensure that you do not overlook any essential details on the actual wedding day. You should also keep in mind that the excitement of your wedding day, when you say “I do” in front of your friends, families, and well-wishers, is only the beginning of a new chapter in your life.
We have compiled a list of six things that you should never forget, regardless of how large or small of an event you plan to throw.
1. Have Some Me-Time
Some couples appear stressed on their wedding day, which should not be the case. Not because they don’t have everything under control, but because they didn’t take time to rest before D-Day. This is why it is critical to wait a few months after an engagement before starting the wedding planning process.
It is important to take a break from work, even if it is only for a week. You might also want to send an away message to a few people to let them know you don’t want to be bothered with anything during that time. Resting, exercising, meditating, reading, and watching movies are all excellent ways to spend your alone time.
2. Confirm Appointments and Spell Check
This is an important thing to remember in order to avoid disappointments, stress, and even regrets. Your wedding planner may assure you that everything is in order, but it is only fair that you double-check and get some peace of mind. Check that the venue you want to use will be available on the day, as well as the caterers, designers, photographers, and seamstresses who will most likely assist with the bride’s dress.
Do not go admiring the designs on your invitation card or any other without first ensuring that the names and dates are correct! You wouldn’t want to be planning a wedding for a date while your card has a different date – it will be horrifying. Check the designs, dates, spellings, your written toast, and even the venue before sending them away.
3. Secure The Wedding Rings
It makes no difference who will keep your rings until the priest requests them, nor does the price really count if something goes wrong. What matters most is whether you have it ready when it’s needed. When selecting your wedding rings, go for quality, especially since it is something you will keep for the rest of your lives. Choose one that fits your style, is reasonably priced, and is purchased from a reputable store. You can use the popular one or modify it to suit you and your partner for your vows.
4. Obtain Your Wedding License
This should not be overlooked or relegated to a “last-minute business” because, without it, you cannot get married. The time it takes to obtain your wedding license varies depending on the jurisdiction. Some will require you to apply for it a month before your wedding.
This differs from the wedding certificate in that it serves as a permit to marry and must be signed by the priest on the wedding day. Following that, it is returned to the court, and the certificate proving your marriage is obtained within a few weeks.
Keep this license in a safe place after you’ve obtained it, and bring it with you to the wedding ceremony.
5. Test Run All Accessories
This is something that many couples overlook. They feel that once you’ve purchased all your items, just by making known your size without trying them on, they would be perfectly suited. Take the time to try on your suit, wedding gown, shoes, rings, ties, veil, jewelry, and any other accessories you may have. Take a stroll in them and notice how they feel about you. You don’t want to be uncomfortable on your wedding day, so make sure you’re comfortable in them if you don’t want to be embarrassed.
6. Be Thankful
It is easy to forget to express gratitude after all of the time spent preparing, the sleepless nightstand, and the long day, but it is essential. It can help boost the morale of those who supported you during your whole journey and wedding preparations.
Some couples prefer to make a ‘thank you’ card to be included in the souvenirs for all who attend while openly thanking all who worked to ensure the ceremony was a success.
Marriage is a beautiful thing that requires a lot of effort from both parties, so don’t rush into it. You should carefully plan every step with as much detail as possible. Don’t leave anything to chance. Although with all your plans, everything may not exactly work out as expected, it’s better to be safe than sorry. The joy of getting married in the presence of your friends and families is all that matters at the end of the day.