News: How to survive your wedding day - Part 2 (Apr/04)
Still panicking? Don't worry - here's a few more more of our tips to help make your wedding day completely stress-free!
Your wedding shoes could be the Jimmy Choos you’ve always dreamed of, or maybe you’re going barefoot on the beach. Either way, make sure you have shoes you can wear all day long, because there’s nothing worse than sore feet on your big day! Wear them in a few weeks before the wedding, or pick out a second pair of cute flats for in between the church and the dance floor. No-one is going to care what you’re wearing under the table, and then you can slip back into your cute heels for photos of your first dance!
2. Don’t forget to eat
You’re going to be crazy busy saying hello and thank you to your whole family and all your friends – so don’t forget to eat! Chances are, you’ll have a fluttery stomach full of butterflies in the morning, but make sure you eat something – if you’ve got low blood sugar and a growly tummy, you won’t want to be your best smiling self for the camera! And don’t forget - you’ve paid for the gorgeous spread, so make sure you get to taste it.
3. Make sure you have tissues – or waterproof mascara
Your wedding day is going to be hugely emotional. Between your vows, the speeches and seeing your parents tear up at the sight of you, it’s going to be a struggle to keep your eyes dry. Our advice is to assume you’re going to be a bit weepy at some point during the day! Prepare beforehand with a foolproof waterproof mascara, or make sure you have a tissue on hand – you could even choose a cute handkerchief with embroidery and make it your something blue!
4. Practice your dance – and enjoy it!
If you’re having a first dance, take an hour a few weeks before the wedding to make sure you’re both on the same page. There’s nothing worse than getting out on the floor with everyone watching you only to realize your husband is planning a shoulder-shuffle-and-shimmy while you’re picturing a classic waltz! If you’ve got two left feet, maybe even consider dancing lessons with your partner – not only will you have a picture perfect first dance, lessons will give you a chance to be together and close in the midst of wedding planning madness.
5. Take a moment together
Last but definitely not least – this day is all about the two of you, and celebrating your love for each other. Make sure you take a moment for yourselves! Whether you’re too overwhelmed to do anything but mouth ‘OH MY GOD’ at each other, or if you want to steal a chance for some newlywed smooching, make sure your big day isn’t just about making everyone else happy. You made it, you’re married – enjoy it!