No matter how much you try, you can’t tick all the boxes on your wedding day. You can’t have a perfect wedding but you can have a satisfying wedding and I think that’s perfect enough.
It’s better to learn from information than to to learn from your own experience because your wedding is just one day. Like they say, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.
So if you’re yet to marry or your wedding is just around the corner, count yourself lucky to be reading this.
Without much ado, I’ll be sharing with you some DONTS you should keep in mind on your wedding day:
1. Don’t try anything unusual
I understand that it’s your wedding day and you want to look your best – for your spouse, in laws and guests, and this may tempt you to explore anything that will make you achieve that. Remember, however, that less is more when it comes to beauty.
Your wedding day is not the time to start experimenting. For instance, if you’re not used to wearing heels, your wedding day is not the day to start. It wouldn’t be a nice sight to see the bride tripping and losing balance or walking like a toddler. You need all the comfort you can get.
If you haven’t fixed artificial eyelashes and nails before, I don’t think it’s a good idea to start on your wedding day as you don’t know how you’d cope with them.
Also, makeup is supposed to enhance your beauty and not make you a caricature. You don’t have to look completely different to be beautiful. Just be a beautiful version of you.
2. Don’t let over-excitement or anxiety make you stay hungry
Over-excitement on your big day and anxiety about things going wrong may push the thought of food to oblivion in your mind. But you need energy for the activities of the day, so you gotta fill your stomach with some food, no matter how little.
In some African weddings, the groom carries the bride at some point. This act requires some level of energy. So you need to eat.
3. Don’t forget to have some foods packed for you and your spouse to eat after the party
You may not realize how important this is until hunger hits you like a tornado after all the dancing. So while you’re caring for your guests, don’t forget yourselves. Inform your caterer, event manager or a relative to see to this.
If you’ll be lodging in a hotel after the party and you prefer to eat at or order food from the hotel restaurant, this may not be important. But you may want to have a taste of your wedding menu, don’t you think?
4. Don’t let distractions interrupt with your joy on your big day
What do I mean?
Sometimes, couples are worried about what is going on in their guests’ minds and what they could be discussing.
Do I look beautiful/handsome enough?
Is my makeup okay?
Are they gossiping about me?
Are they enjoying themselves?
Is there enough food and drinks?
Your wedding day is not the best time to launch your mindreading career. Don’t entertain distractions, and enjoy your day to the fullest. People will always talk no matter what, and you have no power over that.
5. Don’t let over-excitement cause you to pull embarrassing stunts
This is a very crucial point. Two days ago, a friend shared with me the video of a certain over-ecstatic couple dancing at their reception. Then the groom started somersaulting to the music until he somersaulted on the wife.
It’s a very funny video but in real life, it’s so embarrassing. Imagine having an emergency and calling on an ambulance at your wedding because of a crazy stunt you pull out of excitement.
Yes, you’re supposed to be happy and express your emotions on your wedding day, but do all things in moderation and save yourself from any embarrassment. The universe knows you’re happy, you don’t need to prove it in an annoying way.
I hope you found these tips helpful.