I often get asked by couples - is there anything they especially need to think about or do on their wedding day for me - Apart from telling them to just relax and enjoy of course there are things that I say to do....
It's easy to say relax to people as it's such a Big Day - you have spent a long time saving up and a lot of time planning your perfect day - but the fact that you have spent time planning means that you then need to relax and let all of the people that you have employed for your Wedding Day get on and do their jobs and you need to relax and not worry about any of it - honestly - you need to enjoy.
Let the moments during the day consume you with all of the excitement and fun that they should.
On a more practical note - Brides and Bridesmaids - don't race up the aisle - a slow and steady pace is what suits the occasion - let people see you in your stunning outfits - enjoy all the smiles that are coming your way - let people take the moment to see you in your dress and this also gives you time to look at peoples faces as you walk up the aisle - rather than a big blur and have no idea who is there waving you on.
The day goes by very quickly - one minute you're getting ready - the next you're married and leaving the church, so remember to step back every so often and take the moments in, to look around at all of the friends and family who have turned out to your Big Day to celebrate with you and absorb the smiles and hugs.
Don't worry about the weather - it is after all the one thing that is out of our control, most venues have places where photos can be done inside and out, and spaces where guests can be inside or out and whatever the weather your guests and you will still have a wonderful day, so don't let this spoil your day - embrace whatever is thrown at you - glorious sunshine or thunder - it will still be a beautiful day, because it will :-)
Write a group shot list of the formal photos that you would like the photographer to do for you, there may only be 5 - there may be 10 - but it means on the actual day you do not have to worry about what Group photographs you would like, as you have already done a list ;-) - this is one less thing to have to think about on your day.
Lastly, the one thing I do say to people is don't get so drunk that you don't even make it to the end of your Wedding Day celebrations, it would be a terrible shame to not see the end of the Day, when you have spent so much time, energy and planning for such an important day of your life.
I wish all couples getting married this year a wonderful Wedding Day.
If you are getting married next year and would like to talk to me about your Wedding day, then please just call or email and I'll check my availability.