In case you have been avoiding the fact that we are now in November of 2021 — crazy, we know — and with 2022 being right around the corner, we have compiled a guide on things that occasionally get overlooked when planning weddings. Here are some wedding day tips so you can be prepared when it comes time for your big day!
The Top 5 Must-Haves All Brides Should Prepare For Before They Say I Do
1. The Bustle
Many, if not all, wedding dresses currently have the ability to transform the very elegant, and long train into a convenient bustle. This transformation often takes place right after the ceremony, and at the beginning of the reception. While this aspect can be a lifesaver for the bride, it can be the opposite for the person put in charge of buttoning it. Prior to the big day, the bride should delegate this task to a specific person, and that person should then become the master of the bustle and needless to say, good at buttoning.
2. Freshening Up
The wedding dress is a statement piece on the big day. Every bride has dreamed of the unanimous gasps as they walk down the aisle in their intricately beaded head-to-toe, lace up the back wedding dress. They will seemingly float down the aisle — you wouldn’t even know the dress was as heavy as a small dog! This can make using the restroom a worrisome task. The bride should think of who is going to be on call to assist them when needed, as it more than likely requires a task force to help them get into it.
3. The Frames
Whether you’re a glasses or contact lens wearer, you should be equipped with extras (and extras for the extras) of both, especially if the plan was not to get married in glasses. If you need that daily optic enhancement, now would be a good time to explore the potential of a transition to wearing contact lenses. If you already wear contacts, it’s a good idea to take the preventative step of keeping soft lenses from getting hard and dry throughout the big day by keeping eye drops handy. Because contacts can sometimes be temperamental, you can never be too prepared.
4. The Shoes
The shoes a bride selects to wear on the wedding day, are just as important as the bride herself. This carefully selected 4-inch pair of heels is going to be walking the bride down the aisle. And if not an aisle, then some sort of grass. And as the music starts and they take the first steps off the sidewalk onto the freshly dewy grass, the heels will sink into the earth. Just like that, the day is ruined. Don’t let this be you! Depending on the venue you have chosen to say “I Do” in, a bride should always plan for and prepare to select the appropriate footwear comfort aids. Taking this precautionary step also ensures that you won’t suffer from sore feet after you dance the night away with your spouse.
5. The Guests
It goes without being said that this day is all about the newlyweds. And sometimes the guests get so overjoyed they want to document and record every single detail and moment that occurs, even during the ceremony. This leads the guests to miss out on the real thing, and only see it through the lens of their camera phone, especially in this new age of technology. What is the point of spending thousands on a photographer if all of your guests are going to record the whole thing? Let’s be honest, it looks tacky when your wedding photos are full of guests on their phones. Prior to the wedding, you can put up a sign reminding guests to put their phones away. This leaves the bride and groom feeling seen by their loved ones, and also makes that $3,000 contract with the photographer a little bit more worth it.