After all the months of planning, it all comes down to one big day. Waking up on the morning of your wedding day and realizing you are about to marry the love of your life is precious, thrilling and a touch overwhelming. But, before you walk down the aisle, there are a few more things to tick off your list. To make the most of your wedding day, don’t forget to add these last minute items to your wedding day schedule.
Give someone your phone
Friends and family are sure to want to send their well wishes, but you may not want to spend your day responding to text messages and chatting on the phone. Plus, you may want to share a few photos and your excitement on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Instead of toting around your phone all day, hand it off to a bridesmaid and appoint them as your social media manager.
Between primping, greeting guests and taking photos, it’s common for brides to forget to eat. But, the last thing you want is for your energy to sag or for a rumbling tummy to interrupt your vows. Stock your dressing room with bottled water, and neat, easy to eat finger foods to nibble on throughout the day. Avoid anything messy and red wine that could splatter on your white gown.
Say thank you
From engagement to the aisle, some amazing people have been beside you the whole way. Whether is was a maid-of-honor who threw an over-the-top shower or a bridesmaid who stayed up late addressing invitations, take a few minutes out of your wedding day to appreciate the people who have helped to make your wedding special. And include both your family and your soon-to-be family. They will be touched by the gesture and it can go a long way toward creating new family bonds.
Relax and enjoy the moment
You’ve spent much time and energy planning your wedding, but now that it’s here, it’s time to slow down and savor the moment. All the details are in place, and though it’s possible that some things may not go exactly as planned, it’s all going to be beautiful. Whatever happens on your day, let someone else take care of it. Give your wedding planner, or a trusted bridesmaid, permission to handle day-of details. Focus on the moment, delight in your love and look ahead to the coming adventure.
Finally, the last tip should be to get a little help from your Outer Banks Wedding Minister. I have years of experience with beach weddings and look forward to helping make your special day extra special!