Everyone’s journey to marriage is a little different. Looking back on the day, many brides and grooms think about what they wish they’d done differently.
Learning from people who have done this before provides us with insight towards what we can do differently, a lot of which are ways we wouldn’t have necessarily thought about until the big day arrives.
Here are seven tips for planning your wedding.
- Choosing the Wedding Ring
Grooms often wish they would’ve given the bride options when choosing their engagement ring and wedding bands. They didn’t know the first thing about buying a ring and their partner already had an idea of what they originally wanted.
Frank Darling is a great company that provides free try-at-home kits. You can compare different shapes, stone sizes, and setting features right from the comfort of your home. This way, your partner can choose the perfect ring for them.
- Select Your Bridesmaids Carefully
Looking back at old photos of your bridal party, you may wonder why you thought to invite certain people into your inner circle. It’s important to be intentional with the people you select.
Not only will the photos remain for decades to come, but it’s also a very intense day. They need to be there with you through thick and thin, knowing the day is less about them and all about you.
- First Looks Are Key
Most traditions state that the bride and groom aren’t supposed to see each other until she is walking down the aisle. However, there is a lot of anxiety on a person’s wedding day.
Instead, you can lean on the person you love most in this world to provide a sense of comfort with a first look. It alleviates the pressure and once you see them, you’ll be reminded of what the day is all about.
- Have a Wedding Hashtag
This might sound cliche, but creating a wedding hashtag is a great tool for you as a couple. Everyone will be taking photos and videos and sharing them on social media.
Having a hashtag will allow you to see all of the amazing memories from that day that goes beyond what the photographer or videographer has captured.
As an added piece of wedding day advice, don’t try to decide on a hashtag on the day of the wedding. Plan this ahead of time and make signs at the reception. That way, all of the photos will be organized in one place.
- Avoid Pre-Wedding Facials
Not all facials come out as great as you might imagine. Occasionally they can leave your skin looking blotchy, red, or even too dry.
Don’t try to test out a new facial the day before your wedding. Do it several days before so any residual redness will calm down just in time for pictures.
- Spending the Big Bucks on a Dress
Overspending on a dress you’re only going to wear once might not be the best way to allocate your wedding funds. It might be worth saving the extra cash for your honeymoon or first house instead of having an expensive dress collect dust in the closet.
There are hundreds of beautiful, unique dresses you can find at an affordable price through websites like Etsy.
- Go with the Flow
As much as you might’ve planned out your wedding day to the last tiny detail, things can still go wrong. To make sure you’re making the most of the day, you have to learn to go with the flow.
If the cake was knocked over, it’s not the end of the world. If the end of your dress tore a bit from getting funky on the dance floor, that’s okay too. At the end of the day, you’re starting your life together as a newly married couple and that’s what matters most.
Thinking about planning your wedding might seem like a lot. But there are also a ton of helpful tips and tricks out there to make your wedding day smoother.
Whether someone wishes they would’ve found platinum alternatives for their wedding ring or had hoped for less frivolous floral arrangements, any advice to avoid added stress on your wedding day can be helpful.