Make sure you read these essential tips on your wedding morning!
It’s the morning of your wedding! You’re probably in a world of sheer excitement and utter panic, and don’t quite know what to do with yourself. That’s totally normal! Sitting down and reading for a few minutes may feel like the last thing you want to do right now, but, trust us, this feature will rest any worries you have ahead of the big day, and get you even more excited about the nuptials!
One of the biggest worries of every couple before the wedding, whether you’re marrying in winter or peak summer, you really can’t predict the British weather. So what’s the point in stressing over something you can’t change or affect? What you can do is prepare for all outcomes before the big day, so if the heavens open, you know you have places for guests to take shelter, and lots to do indoors if the garden games are a no-go. Ultimately, adverse weather isn’t ideal, but it can work in your favour too… No squinty eye photos from the sun, no sweaty guests from the heat, and the opportunity to crack out the willies and multi-coloured umbrellas for fun photos! Every cloud…
Suppliers turning up
You’re sat having your breakfast (if you can stomach it) and your mind starts wandering… What if the band don’t turn up tonight? What if the florist gets stuck in traffic? Don’t stress yourself out with ‘what ifs’ or you’ll be a wreck all day! As much as you’ve ben planning every detail of your wedding, some things may not go exactly to plan, but you are dealing with professionals whose sole purpose is to give you everything you’ve dreamed of for your big day. They will not let you down! Their reputation is on the line, also, and they won’t want to tarnish that. It’s very easy to spread a bad word these days if they aren’t up to scratch. To ease any anxiety, you can always drop them a quick text or call first thing to make sure they’re all on track. Maybe ask a bridesmaid to do this so it’s one less thing for you to worry about.
The guests turning up
Your guest list was created by you and your partner, filtered with only the closest friends and family you have. They will know that, and they will be there no matter what. Everyone loves a good wedding, especially one of those closest to you. If anyone was going to cancel, they’d have done it before today, so they WILL be there, fear not.
Did I order enough food?
In terms of the daytime food, often there are canapés going around, and lots of drink, so people aren’t usually ravenous come the wedding breakfast, but that said they will enjoy a good 1-3 course meal. Come the evening, the day guests, especially those that had a three-course meal, will most likely still be full by the evening, or will only want a little something to tide them over. The evening guests, depending on the time they’re invited, will have most likely also had something to eat before they came, but will also like a little something to tide them over. So ordering a meal per head in the evening is most likely going to be too much fo0d. When working out how much food to supply in the evening, we suggest catering for 50-75% of guests.
Will everyone have a good time?
Of course they will! Even if your wedding was in a blank room with very little entertainment, all your nearest and dearest getting together, chatting to those they might not have seen for a long time, and celebrating your love, will have a great time. Everything else you provide is a bonus! As long as they are comfortable and have a drink to hand, everything will be fine.
I haven’t slept and look knackered
If you speak to any other married couple, they’ll most likely tell you they got next to no sleep the night before the wedding. Your mind is going a thousand miles an hour and that nervous, excited energy is uncontrollable. But that energy is tenfold come the morning of the wedding, and all day, so trust that no matter what low fuel you’re running on, the adrenaline will make you feel as though you’ve had 12 hours sleep and a big can of Red Bull! It’s no wonder why couples need a good few days after the wedding to crash out, it all catches up with you!
I feel unwell
This is probably a mixture of nerves, sleep deprivation and being a bit run down in the days before the wedding. It will go as soon as the preparations begin on the wedding, we assure you. Just makes sure you drink plenty of fluid, eat something or breakfast, however little you manage, and try your best to remain calm. You’re going to have an incredible day, we promise!
Have I forgotten something?
Possibly, but does it really matter? The big things will have been thoroughly checked by you, know doubt, weeks and days beforehand, so the small stuff, if forgotten is neither here nor there. Your guests won’t have any clue if you left the little favours at home, or the cute ceiling decorations you bought that were left in the car. They have no idea what you’ve planned so they won’t know anything that’s missing. Now is not the time to sweat the small stuff, just enjoy every second because it really does fly by!