When you say wedding day, almost everyone thinks party or reception. And while that’s a big part of it, some of the other pieces of the day are incredible treasures as well. Don’t miss them because you’ve spent all your wedding planning energy planning the reception and not enough planning the day.
The Wedding Day Preparation:
Parent time: You get special moments throughout the before time to hang out with your parents. Consider getting up early and eating breakfast with them, just them. Be their little girl for just a little bit. Get your hair done with your mom, hang out in the limo with your dad. Enjoy it. Leave notes for them to open when they get home after the wedding to tell them what they mean to you. If you can’t do that, assign someone to give them the notes before they leave the reception with stern instructions to open at home!
Your siblings: Write little notes to hand them when they come by to kiss you before you waltz down the aisle. Tell them how wonderful they are and how you’ve enjoyed being their sister.
Your friends: Friends are so often the family we choose. Spend some time with them. There’s so much time hanging out. Make sure there’s food that’s good for you to eat and water to drink and just hang out. You can’t over use the note thing!
Getting ready: Pretend you’re an ancient queen with a huge group of attendants. Hang out, get your hair and make up done. Have people help you into your dress and fix your hair ornament. Enjoy it!
Yourself: Throw everyone out of the room right before you go down and spend 5 minutes alone. Think about what it means to be entering into marriage with your beloved. Not just how much you love him, but how right this step into life-long commitment really is. Breathe, meditate, just focus. If you’re reading something at your wedding, read it again. Consider what you mean. (Try to weep without ruining your make-up.) And then go look at your face and your dress and see how really beautiful you are on the day that you are promising your life to your beloved.
At a certain point, someone will knock on the door and tell you it’s time to go. But before that, make sure the day isn’t all about the hysterical “did I get this done.” Do your homework beforehand so you get to enjoy the time leading up to that knock on the door. Then when it comes sweep out to your wedding ceremony, ready to make the wedding vows that will change your life and give you the marriage the two of you are committing your lives to. Darling, your Prince awaits, so does your community and so does your future. Enjoy!
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