5 Things To Remember For Your Wedding Day

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After shooting my first handful of weddings, I started to realize how easily stressed out brides can become in the days leading up to the wedding… Like anyone else, you want your wedding day to be everything you’ve imagined! So you work your butt off those last few weeks doing final checklists, vendor communications, and the list goes on… Here are 5 INCREDIBLY important things to remember in the midst of those last couple weeks/days…

  1. Breathe. – I know, easier said than done! There are a million things running through your mind. You’re thinking about time, vendors doing their jobs, having enough food to feed all your guests, decorating, fitting into that beautiful gown the same way you did when you purchased it months ago, the fact that you’re getting married, (!!!) etc… You’ve just got take a few deep breaths and let it be. At the end of the day, what matters most is that you’re marrying the person you’ll spend the rest of your life with! And if you believe that, everything else will fall into place… Let your bridesmaids take care of that little stuff and enjoy yourself! If you’re lucky, this day only happens once. Your guests aren’t going to remember the tiny details anyways. Just keep in mind that not everything always goes as planned and that’s really okay, because no matter what it’ll be great.
  2. Prepare your “day of” kit ahead of time! – Every bride has a list of wedding day essentials… Try to start preparing this kit a few days before rather than trying to throw everything together the morning of. It’ll be one less thing you have to worry about and you’ll also have a couple days to realize if you forgot to pack something really important!
  3. Stay hydrated! – It can be a pretty stressful and busy week leading up to the big day… Drink a lot of water to keep from getting dehydrated! I know that when I’m super busy, I forget to drink and it doesn’t take long for our bodies to start feeling bad… Additionally, drinking a lot of water is SO GOOD for your skin!!! And who doesn’t want crystal clear, healthy looking skin on their wedding day?! Most importantly, make sure you stay hydrated the day of… You have a long day ahead of you and you want to be feeling your best!!! With that being said, you probably won’t want to go overboard… Or you might be spending a lot of your time in the ladies room!! And it is not easy to use the bathroom wearing a wedding gown!
  4. Get plenty of sleep the night before… – This pretty much goes hand in hand with staying hydrated. Like I said before, the wedding day can be long and you don’t want to be dragging! You’ll want all the energy you can get so you can dance the night away!! Though it is a long day, it goes by in the blink of an eye and you want to be fully present for every moment of it… I know for some it’s tempting to stay up late to hangout and celebrate after the rehearsal dinner, but try to get as much rest as you can!
  5. Have your honeymoon bags packed a few days beforehand! – You are not gonna want to do this afterwards, especially if you’re leaving the next morning! I can’t even imagine waiting until the last minute to pack for a weeks vacation… Layout your outfits and pack whatever you can (besides your toiletries and such) and have those bags ready to go! But if you’re waiting a few days to leave, then it’s not a big deal! Also, you’ll want to make sure you have all of your passports and travel documents in order…

Love, Hannah

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