Just think of all the tireless hours that have gone into planning your big day, organizing wedding suppliers, the wedding ceremony, the wedding reception venue and all the other
details which all lead to the one goal and that is you get to marry the person of your dreams. When your wedding day finally arrives, all of your days and months of planning are going to kick into action and it’s time for you to sit back relax and enjoy your big day. Its a fact that not everyone gets to do this for one reason or another, here are a few tips that will help you to have a stress free wedding day without any he cups .
PLANNING YOUR WEDDING FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY : Over the last few years and partly due to emigration many couples are organizing their wedding from other parts of the world, it is much more difficult to plan your wedding from another country and I think it is well worth considering hiring a wedding planner of coarse that is if your budget will stretch far enough to avail of one. You could ask a friend or indeed your mum or Dad to help out with organizing suppliers, as a wedding videographer I get many calls and emails from Mums & Dads who have been elected as chief wedding organizer and event manger for their daughter’s wedding day. This way, you can let your planner be it be a professional or a family member or friend finalize and secure all wedding suppliers for you in the weeks leading up to your big day so you can relax and enjoy the fun stuff, like the hen weekend and the final dress fitting. Your planner could step in and take over communicating with your suppliers, making your job as the bride easy. All you have to do is communicate with your planner, who will take care of everything! Finalizing numbers, arrival times, your planner will take care of it all. This will also eliminate the “so-and-so said this” and “but she told me ….” confusion that can happen in the days leading up to your wedding. It’s so important that you, your planner, and your suppliers, are all singing off the same hymn page and a planner will take care of this.
DON’T TAKE ON TOO MUCH ; Want to get a morning session of yoga in? Get in your workout? Great. But don’t plan an activity that doesn’t fall within your normal routine. You don’t want to end up sore from a 7 mile hike that you wouldn’t normally do on any other day. Or you don’t want be late for the rest of your day because you decided to go get pedicures on your wedding day. Getting ready on your wedding day will take time, so enjoy it. There is also no need to add any stress of completing tasks before the wedding, so make sure you have all your projects done! Be smart and be reasonable with yourself and make sure you’re not over doing anything.
TRY TO AVOID DEHYDRATION : I suppose it dose Seem like a no brainer, But believe it, not eating and drinking water can ruin your wedding day. I remember one of my
weddings in 2013 which took place during the July heatwave, the bride had not consumed enough water during the day and she ended up with a splitting headache and she was unable to stand for the photo session. Although drinking a lot of water can result in more frequent trips to the bathroom, but it is important to stay hydrated. Dehydration can result in headaches, weakness and dizziness and may make you feel cranky. Be sure to consume water throughout the day.The time between breakfast and the drinks reception of a wedding is normally in excess of 6 hours. In your wedding “survival” kit, be sure to pack some snacks to eat. As a wedding Videographer working long hours without a substantial meal is the norm and I find that a banana can take the edge off of hunger pangs. Avoid anything messy that can drip onto clothing or get stuck in your teeth. Arrange to have snacks stowed in the wedding cars so that you can refuel on the way to the ceremony or on route to the reception. It may be tempting to have a large cup of coffee to give you the boost you need. But caffeine is not the ideal fix after the effects of the caffeine wear off, you could find yourself more tired than before and crash at an inopportune time during the day. Instead, a brisk walk outdoors may recharge your batteries, continue to drink plenty of water throughout the night. The alcohol will be flowing, but too many spirits may depress your energy levels. Be sure to balance the booze with hydrating fluids, such as water or juice. Weddings take up the full day, and it can be easy to succumb to a lack of energy as the day progresses, so remain hydrated throughout the full day.
TURN OFF YOUR PHONE : Let someone else take calls for you, your wedding day will pass by so fast and you don’t want to regret spending it on your phone. Plus, if you’ve hired someone to help manage your day, there is no reason you need to be directing people or making calls on what needs to get done. Direct everyone to your planner- vendors of course, but also friends and family so keep a clear head and enjoy your wedding day.
TRUST YOUR WEDDING SUPPLIERS : Just think of all the time that you have spent researching and choosing your suppliers. So by now you should definitely feel confident with them. You have been working with them side-by-side to plan this big day, so why stop trusting that they will do the best job for you on your wedding day? Give them space (this means not peeking in on how your reception setup is coming along!) and have confidence they’ll handle everything for you. Especially if you have wedding planner . She is hired as your liaison with all suppliers she is there to represent you and will do just that, but you have to trust she’s got it covered! Intervening and not allowing her to do her job creates confusion, chaos, and wastes precious time! You hired your planner and all your other vendors so that you can have a perfect stress free day without any glitches
RELAX ENJOY YOUR BIG DAY : So the day has finally arrived, RELAX Your wedding day will go smoothly with your team of highly experienced professionals. No need to worry about the linen color or whether it will rain. Remember that some things are out of your control and there is nothing you can do to change that. For the things that are changeable and manageable, you’ve hired a professional team of wedding suppliers to take care of it, your wedding will be the best day of your life and will run like clockwork.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post, as a busy wedding videographer it is difficult to find the time for updating my posts, it was an early start to day I began writing at 6am, looking forward to breakfast now. 🙂