It’s not easy being a bride. There is a huge amount of expectation coming from all sides. After all, you want it to be perfect, and that’s a lot of pressure to put on yourself. No wonder it’s so easy to make mistakes when you’re stressed and worried about everything going right. But don’t panic. You can learn from the bridal blunders of big days past and make sure you avoid making those same mistakes.
Lots of brides feel pressured to sculpt their bodies before the big day. This can lead to excessive exercise. The problem with losing weight or changing your shape too much is that your dress alterations will no longer fit. Nothing looks worse than a wedding dress that doesn’t fit. Once you’ve had your measurements, enjoy a healthy diet and activity that maintains your beautiful shape.
Not everybody knows what happens on a wedding day. And if you’re having a religious ceremony, it may be even more complicated. One of the best ways to make sure you know what’s happening is to create an order of service. This helps your guests to arrive at venues on time and to understand what will be required of them next. Your wedding day will be exhilarating. It can’t all be rehearsed. Pick an order of service, and you’ll have a list of what comes next to hand.
There will be ‘courage’ drinks. There will be toasts. There will be drinks with your meal, and drinks while you dance. That’s a lot of alcohol through the course of the day. The last thing you want is to find your wedding cake coming back up all over your dress! So take it steady and equal each alcoholic beverage with a glass of water. Dehydration can make you sick and will leave you prone to fainting.
If you’re worried about fainting during your ceremony, you can do a few things to avoid it. First of all, don’t wear a corset. You need room to breathe in that dress. Pick shoes you can easily balance and walk in. The slow walk up the aisle can be a problem too. Breathe deeply in and out with each step. Forgetting to breathe really does happen! Concentrate on your breath during the ceremony. And if you need a seat, ask for one!
Let’s face it, we’ve all forgotten someone’s name. And when there are so many people to meet at the wedding, it could happen a lot. You can ask the venue to provide an MC to make formal announcements and introductions. Or you could supply pretty wedding name badges for the guests to wear, making it easier for people to meet each other too. Making a mistake can be embarrassing, but a simple apology is often enough to make amends.
One of the biggest blunders to avoid on your wedding day is forgetting something major. Did you book the wedding car? Preparation and planning can often help avoid most of the blunders that occur at weddings. If you’re not that great at organising things, why not ask someone else to take care of your wedding planning? That way you can relax, and enjoy your beautiful day.