7 Bride & Groom Wedding Day Don’ts

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It’s hard to always do the right thing when you’re faced with pressures, worries, and endless tasks. Between being the host and the bride/groom, you can find yourself lost at moments, not knowing what to do. But we always talk about what to do, so how about, this one time, we talk about what not to?

Some of these don’ts have to do with etiquette and others with mental and physical health:

1. Ditch big responsibilities:

You want to make certain that everything is fine, right, and going smoothly, but seriously, let it go! If you let yourself go crazy over the countless wedding details, you’ll snap on a day when you really need to keep yourself together. Let your wedding planner handle the details and seriously, chill.

2. Don’t try anything crazy:

This is not the right day to color your hair, alter the dress, or eat something you’ve never had before. Bottom line is, taking big risks on the day of your wedding is something you should avoid because if God forbid, you hate the outcome, you’re going to have to go with it anyway.

Tips for the bride: Makeup and hair trials should be held at least two days before the wedding to avoid any mishaps.

The final dress trial should take place long before the wedding itself to have enough time to make alterations if needed.

Wedding shoes should be tried out and tested for at least 20 minutes at home.

3. Don’t neglect your guests:

Welcome your guests when they first arrive, even if you’re going to do it for two minutes because those who end up making it deserve to be thanked for their efforts. Don’t just brush off the people that you don’t personally know because they deserve to feel included, too!

See more: Seating Your Wedding Guests for Dummies

4. Don’t starve yourself:

We get it, time won’t always be on your side, especially on your wedding day. But do you really want to deprive yourself of the energy you need to survive the day? Are you willing to risk getting a bad headache or getting hit by nausea just because you think you don’t have time to eat? Your schedule will be full but your tummy has to be, too! Do not skip breakfast, soldier. We also recommend you eat fruits throughout the day and right before the wedding starts to keep yourself energized.

5. Don’t forget to prepare before your photoshoot:

Why do we always focus on receiving the photos but not on readying ourselves before having them taken? Prepare for your photoshoot, whatever you need. In case you decide to hold the shoot during sunset, be careful to time it just right or else, you’ll miss the golden hour. 

6. Keep your cool:

Mishaps will occur, not everything will go your way, and some plans may go downhill altogether. Whatever happens, try to keep calm by always having a backup plan up your sleeve. Control your emotions and reactions even if you think they’re justified. If you lose it that day, you’ll regret it later on when you look back.

7. Eliminate negative vibes:

You don’t need anything getting on your nerves or pissing you off. Whatever causes you to lose your temper, eliminate it, if you can’t, it should be air to you. The best way to stay positive is to stop complaining and focusing on what's going wrong. Imagine going loco and then having it show in the wedding footage, I don’t think you’ll be so pleased then. 

It’s hard to always do the right thing when you’re faced with pressures, worries, and endless tasks. Between being the host and the bride/groom, you can find yourself lost at moments, not knowing what to do. But we always talk about what to do, so how about, this one time, we talk about what not to?

Some of these don’ts have to do with etiquette and others with mental and physical health:

1. Ditch big responsibilities:

You want to make certain that everything is fine, right, and going smoothly, but seriously, let it go! If you let yourself go crazy over the countless wedding details, you’ll snap on a day when you really need to keep yourself together. Let your wedding planner handle the details and seriously, chill.

2. Don’t try anything crazy:

This is not the right day to color your hair, alter the dress, or eat something you’ve never had before. Bottom line is, taking big risks on the day of your wedding is something you should avoid because if God forbid, you hate the outcome, you’re going to have to go with it anyway.

Tips for the bride: Makeup and hair trials should be held at least two days before the wedding to avoid any mishaps.

The final dress trial should take place long before the wedding itself to have enough time to make alterations if needed.

Wedding shoes should be tried out and tested for at least 20 minutes at home.

3. Don’t neglect your guests:

Welcome your guests when they first arrive, even if you’re going to do it for two minutes because those who end up making it deserve to be thanked for their efforts. Don’t just brush off the people that you don’t personally know because they deserve to feel included, too!

See more: Seating Your Wedding Guests for Dummies

4. Don’t starve yourself:

We get it, time won’t always be on your side, especially on your wedding day. But do you really want to deprive yourself of the energy you need to survive the day? Are you willing to risk getting a bad headache or getting hit by nausea just because you think you don’t have time to eat? Your schedule will be full but your tummy has to be, too! Do not skip breakfast, soldier. We also recommend you eat fruits throughout the day and right before the wedding starts to keep yourself energized.

5. Don’t forget to prepare before your photoshoot:

Why do we always focus on receiving the photos but not on readying ourselves before having them taken? Prepare for your photoshoot, whatever you need. In case you decide to hold the shoot during sunset, be careful to time it just right or else, you’ll miss the golden hour. 

6. Keep your cool:

Mishaps will occur, not everything will go your way, and some plans may go downhill altogether. Whatever happens, try to keep calm by always having a backup plan up your sleeve. Control your emotions and reactions even if you think they’re justified. If you lose it that day, you’ll regret it later on when you look back.

7. Eliminate negative vibes:

You don’t need anything getting on your nerves or pissing you off. Whatever causes you to lose your temper, eliminate it, if you can’t, it should be air to you. The best way to stay positive is to stop complaining and focusing on what's going wrong. Imagine going loco and then having it show in the wedding footage, I don’t think you’ll be so pleased then. 

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