1. Take guest cancellations personal
A few days before the wedding, some guests cancelled via text. I had a really heavy heart as there didn’t seem to be any reasoning behind them cancelling.
Yes, but simple remember a wedding is a very important day and an incredibly meaningful moment of your life, but your guests are all just people with an exhausting everyday life.
People cancel plans but this has nothing to do with you or your wedding or even with our personality.
2. Do not take pictures to your vendors
For our civil wedding I had these light pink, fluffy and large blooming peonies wedding bouquets on my “bridal” mind.
So I went up to our local florist and told her my vision, without taking a picture with me. It all ended up with a very small and tight bound bouquet with at least only 3 closed peonies and a lot of green around.
BUT: You are choosing talented pros, so don’t micromanage them.
3. Underestimate the little things
Strike – big mistake of mine!
My husband and I postponed the “little things” to the last week before the wedding. But all these little jobs together became a real burden. Because things always take longer than you think they will.
4. Being too nervous – nobody knows your detailed plan
I always had our time plan at the back of my mind, made thoughts about if the music is too loud or if all guests are feeling comfortable and entertained. But don’t stress out, nobody (especially your dearest family members) knows the detailed timline. Get relaxed and remember that your lovely friends and family members are only here to celebrate the love between you and your brand-new husband.
5. Decorating the venue on your wedding day
Whenever it is possible make sure you have the opportunity to decorate your wedding venue at least one day before your wedding.
As our reception took place at a Hotel, there was unfortunately no chance for decorating the hall the day before, in fact the hotel guests were having their breakfast until 11 a.m. afterwards the hotel stuff had to rearrange the tables and chairs for our celebration.
Because I had my hair and make-up done at home, I was not aware of the time pressure what was going on at our venue, but my poor husband, who got ready at the hotel, was really stressed out to handle all the things before our guests arrived.
Probably hiring a “Day Of” wedding planner would have been the best choice for us. The convenience of having a day-of wedding planner is that the rest of your friends and family can relax and enjoy the party, while you have the peace of mind that all will run smoothly.
I hope these 5 tips could be useful to you!