Survival Guide: Best Wedding Day Advice for the Bride

January 24, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

You have the perfect fiancé, the perfect ring, and the perfect fairy tale. The wedding preparation is coming to an end and your big day is fast approaching. Now that everything is in place, you just need to get through the wedding day without turning into a major bridezilla. It seems easy, right? Think again! To prevent that from happening, here is the  best advice for soon-to-be brides on their wedding day. From the simplest things, to the most obvious reminders, here is a list that will help you de-stress and enjoy every moment of your wedding day: 
 
1. Plan Ahead. This may seem obvious, but it is imperative that you do as much planning and preparation prior to your big day. The earlier you start, the more time you have to add to the list of preparations, and the less likely you will forget something. It is important to plan for worst-case scenarios just in case; you do not want a stained wedding dress or a last minute tear ruin your special day. To get you started, here is a list of the top 10 wedding day emergency kit supplies you should not be without:
  • Tape (duct tape): it works for everything! From holding up your stockings to getting lint off your wedding dress.
  • Cold sore medication: cold sores appear when you are under a lot of stress, but do not fret if one decides to show up on your wedding day. Pack a maximum-strength cold sore relief medication and concealer to fix that pesky cold sore.
  • Stain remover: There is a good chance that a glass of red wine will make its way near you sometime during the night. For a portable, quick fix, have a Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover or Shout Wipes. 
  • First aid & sewing kits: Do not let a minor cut or small tear ruin your day. Instead, buy a prepackaged first aid kit (cotton swabs, nail clippers, scissors, tweezers, bandages, Neosporin) and a mini sewing kit (needles, thread, safety pins, buttons, scissors, etc).
  • Oral necessities: With so many things on your mind the day of your wedding, it is possible that you forgot an essential item- a toothbrush. Remember to pack a mini toothbrush, mints and mouthwash!
  • Feminine hygiene items: It is better to be safe than sorry. If you are expecting your monthly visitor around your wedding day, pack tampons and panty liners. If you do not think you will need them, add them to your emergency kit anyways because you never know if a family member or friend will be in need.
  • Aspirin or Advil: A stress-induced headache can be painful, but do not let it ruin your day. Add Aspirin or Advil to your emergency kit so if you feel a headache coming on, you can act fast. Suggestion: stock up on travel-size pouches (it will be easier to pack).
  • Hair essentials: No matter how gorgeous your hair looks or how great a job your hairstylist did, you will need a few touchups throughout your wedding day. Pack a comb, bobby pins and hairspray to be fully prepared!
  • Body basics: After hours of being on your feet and getting groovy on the dance floor, you will probably want to reapply deodorant, body mist and/or perfume. 
  • Water bottles: Your wedding day will be crazy, so crazy you may forget to eat and drink. Remember to hydrate and eat during the day. Bring a refillable water bottle and add a few snacks, such as trail mix, nuts and granola bars, to your emergency kit.
2. Don’t set too high of expectations: Sometimes in life, things do not go as planned. It is important to set reasonable expectations for your wedding day so you don’t end up shattered when or if something goes wrong. Accept that minor things may happen and things may not go accordingly to plan, but if you embrace the changes, you may surprise yourself. 
 
3. Soak it all in: Many brides say their wedding was a happy blur. With so much going on, it is easy to let the day fly by before realizing it. Begin by taking deep breaths through out the day and stopping to enjoy the people around you. Everyone is at your wedding to celebrate your new beginning as a married couple. Appreciate the little moments. 
 
4. Do not stress: It might be easier said than done, but nothing is worse than a bridezilla who is overly stressed out. Plus, it is no fun for you! Do not let wedding day stress keep you from enjoying what should be one of the best days of your life. We know you want your day to be perfect, but do not let a misplaced earring ruin your day. Remember to let go, relax and have fun! 
 
5. Hire professionals & Ask for Help: If you are going to splurge, splurge on hiring professionals instead of opting for the more expensive invitations. At the end of the day, all you are going to have to remember the day by is through photographs. Do your research before hiring a photographer and contemplate hiring a wedding planner or day-of-coordinator. The last thing you want to do on your wedding day is running around like a crazy person trying to do everything yourself. Hire a professional or appoint a friend to do that. If you do not want to hire professionals, do not hesitate to ask family members or friends to help out. This is your day and you deserve it. 
 
For all you future brides out there, we hope our survival guide will help you relax and enjoy your wedding day! If you have any other tips or advice for soon-to-be brides, please comment below and let us know! 
 

 


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