10 Things You Should Never EVER Do at Your Wedding


Do you want to deal with wedding SNAFUs last minute on the most important day of your life?

We think not! Your special day is about to come & you have invested your heart into this day. You’ve worked hard to make everything happen according to plan. As the big day approaches, it seems that the list of last-minute tasks keeps increasing?!

no one wants to botch their wedding, our guide helps keep you mistake free

The secret to making your wedding perfect is doing certain things right. You want to avoid making common mistakes that other couples make. Our guide covers (10)  things that you should avoid on your celebration to kiss your stress goodbye. Let’s cover our list one by one!

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Avoid Wedding Stress

You want to make sure that no unforeseen events occur on your biggest day. Every bride has the habit of making calls to confirm the photographer or cake are running on-time. If you are overwhelmed by these things, it will only result in delaying other essential activities.

trusting the process sounds easier than it feels right… hear us out

Stressing may lead to a panic attack. This is the last thing you want. Staying positive reduces stress. You don’t have to worry that everything is under control. We advise you to check each detail the week of your wedding. It is highly unlikely that any one vendor can ruin your special day.

Never Miss a Meal

You’ll be very busy the day of your wedding between morning preparations. Couples in a hurry, & stressed out, forget to eat. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is entirely true. It is your nerves that take your hunger away.

being hungry might give you headaches, which won’t help with stress & nerves

Make sure you eat a light breakfast in order to function correctly. The last thing you want is to feel awful at your own wedding. Have a few energy bars with you & a small bottle of lemon water to keep you hydrated. This way you can stay healthy & nourished.

Be Flexible if Details Don’t Go as Planned

You’ve worked so hard to make your day reflect your dreams. What will you do if some things don’t go according to plan? Put aside perfectionism, control & stress. Let the assigned people worry about your wedding details.

your vendors help brainstorm alternate solutions during unexpected situations

Assign minor tasks to friends & family. This helps take some load off your shoulders. Someone can gather people for wedding photos, another for handing out place cards. Ensure that your bridesmaids or wedding planners know their responsibilities well and trust them.

Don’t take care of something that someone else can do for you. Focus on your day while smiling & enjoying the moment that you’ve waited for so long. Just remember everything will be fine!

Do not Make Last Minute Changes

So you have already chosen your makeup, hairstyle, wedding dress & shoes. Don’t make the mistake of thinking another hairstyle may look better. Imagine winging it the day-of and now you are running over your wedding timeline.

Don’t overthink about new styles or experiment with makeup in order to avoid unexpected results. Doing so can result in a complete disaster. Last-minute changes are never a great idea unless they are mandatory & require improvisation.

Be Prepared

You might have noticed at other weddings things can go south really quick. Sometimes we can’t control these situations, they just happen. In fact, they are more frequent than you think!

What happens if:

– your dress gets a tear
– you get a raging headache
– mosquitos start attacking
– the sun starts to burn your skin

the most common mistake that brides make is not preparing for these situations

You need to anticipate these unpleasant situations so that you can avoid any problems. This can include unexpected rain, change of cloths, deodorant, batteries. Make sure you grab an emergency kit that contains needles thread, painkillers, hair comb, lipstick & everything that comes to mind!

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Remember to Greet Your Guests

forming a receiving line after your ceremony is a great way to greet guests so you stay on schedule

Guests can get really upset if you don’t make small chat with them. What if they traveled from out of state and you forget to greet them? They have invested time & money to be at your wedding. They deserve to be welcomed & appreciated. Don’t forget this detail because it means a lot to someone.

Have Fun by Being Present

This is the most important thing. Don’t stick to etiquette & trying to organize everything yourself. Your wedding is for you to enjoy, observe every moment and record it in your memory. If you are too busy working then you won’t have time to stop and smell the roses.

this is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, savor it & be aware of your presence

What do we mean by presence? Whatever you do, guests will follow. If you are smoking on the patio then guests will leave the dance floor. With a bit of planning, confidence & tranquillity, you can live your wedding to the fullest. Be aware of how you spend your time at the wedding it will pass VERY quickly.

Stay Away from Uncomfortable Heels

If you think of wearing high heels, then at least break them in a few weeks in advance. If you don’t then you might get sore after an hour & end up with blisters. Many brides have the habit of taking off their shoes just two hours after starting the celebration. Trust us, that’s the biggest mistake you can ever make!

You need to pick wedding shoes that feel comfortable. Our tip would be to get insoles so you are able to walk for a considerable amount of time. Keep another pair of super comfy & stylish shoes at hand. You can change into them after you get photos of dancing on a cloud for your first dance.

Don’t Micro-Manage the Playlist

As much as this sounds unbelievable, this is more common than you think. The band or DJ know their stuff. Restricting the entertainment’s creative freedom might affect the outcome of your wedding. Some song choices are easy to work in but controlling every song is not recommended.

Guests love it when they can make song requests. After all, this wedding is a celebration of you with everyone else in the room. People should feel comfortable & have fun! If you want to elevate the ambience, consider uplighting your walls & dance floor.

Make sure your band or DJ understands your musical preferences the week of your event. Provide them with a list you want to hear on your wedding day. You want to include songs that suit everyone. If you have too many songs or genres on the do not play list, it can take away from your guest experience.

Skip Last Minute Dress Alterations

trust us, this is just your anxiety working, your wedding gown will look incredible

You might think that the dress feels too loose, or you don’t like a certain design detail. This really shouldn’t be an issue. Last-minute alterations are never a good idea. It can lead to a disaster which leads to a meltdown. As for the details that you suddenly don’t like? No one will notice, they are too busy complimenting you and your hubby.

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Conclusion

do you think we left anything out, comment what you think is a wedding no-no

We hope our article helps to shed some light on how to best prepare for the unpredictable. Make sure to take notes & incorporate these tips for your wedding. Our best advice is that at the end of the day, it is important to be prepared. However, it is even more important to enjoy & experience the magic of your wedding.

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