Youâ€™ve worked your butt off for months to make this wedding the wedding of your dreams. Everything is all set and you are ready to walk that aisleâ€¦ But before you do that we want you to go through our list of wedding day DOs and DONTs. These are simple reminders that could spell the difference between a wedding day success and a wedding day disaster.
Eat a good satisfying breakfast. Chances are you will not be able to eat a full meal for the rest of the day.
Have a dip in the tub. This will help calm your nerves and help you feel relaxed.
Prepare early. Have your make-up and hair done ahead of time. Have your attendants arrive early too.
Apply white or colorless polish. Unless you are wearing a colored gown, do not put on colored nail polish as it will overpower your whole attire.
Bring a bridal pouch with you to carry your wedding day necessities. You do not want to be calling on your mother, sister, best friend, or wedding planner everytime you need a lip gloss.
If you havenâ€™t written your vows and speech yet, write them neatly in a small index card. Do not ask somebody to write it for you.
Eat a little before leaving for the ceremony. Keep a candy or two in your pouch.
Keep an emergency kit in the car. Stuff it with panty hose, safety pins, bobby pins, spot remover, aspirin, needles and thread, a pair of scissors.
Keep a blush and lip gloss with you for touch-ups.
Spend some time with your guests especially your family.
Enjoy your wedding day.
Do not overdo the make-up. You do not want to look like a vampire on your wedding pictures.
Donâ€™t be late. Allow extra time for the unforeseen â€“ traffic, detours, etc.
Do not trust your wedding rings to your ring bearer. Ask a more responsible adult to safekeep them for you.
Do not ask unexpected guests (most of the time, invitees who did not RSVP but decided to attend in the end) to pay for their meals (this happens).
You do not want to ruin the most important day in your life by getting involved in the details of the wedding. Leave that to the wedding planner.
Do not forget to bring your sense of humor with you. You will need tons of this especially when things are not going the way you wanted to.
Johanna Docena is the owner of Docena Bridal, an online wedding store that sells bridal jewelry, wedding attendant gifts and wedding accessories at http://www.docenabridal.com.