As any bride will tell you, it’s easy to get lost in the excitement of wedding planning. There are so many details that go into making your vision come true, like sending out wedding invitations, choosing table linens, figuring out the menu and determining a seating chart for the reception. But what sometimes becomes foggy during the whole process is why you’re actually getting married in the first place. Here are a few ways to savor this special day and all of the unforgettable moments that come along with it:
While some couples might be on the fence about hiring a professional photographer, it may be worth it in the long run. The actual wedding day goes by in a blur, and you’re going to want a way to re-live all of those memories. A professional knows how to capture one-of-a-kind pictures that help to tell an accurate story of your big day. Before the date of your nuptials arrives, make a list of the types of pictures you know you want your photographer to capture. This way, he or she won’t be guessing which types of pictures you desire. Here are a few ideas for some truly special pictures:
- Parents holding hands
- Parents seeing the bride for the first time
- The first look of the groom seeing the bride
- Stepping into the gown
- Getting your makeup done
- Interacting with bridesmaids
- The kiss at the altar
- The flower girl asleep under a reception table
Do a first look with your future spouse
While it’s traditional for the groom to see his bride for the first time when she makes her way down the aisle, some couples are choosing to break this tradition. The first look happens before the ceremony, and it gives the happy couple a chance to just be with each other for a few minutes before the fun and exciting chaos of the big day ensues. Brides who have done it claim that it didn’t take away from the anticipation of walking down the aisle. In fact, for some, it made it better!
Take a deep breath
On your wedding day, take a few deep breaths and really pay attention to everything going on around you. In these moments, you’ll realize what is most important. You’ll wonder why you stressed so much about the shape of the invitations and the color of your flowers, because all that will matter in that moment is that you’re starting a new life with the person you love the most – the person you’re meant to be with.