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        5 Crucial Wedding Tips and Tricks

        5 Crucial Wedding Tips and Tricks

         

        Hooray for your wedding day! Get ready for one of the most memorable days of your life, surrounded by love and a fairy tale ending. If you are looking for wedding day tips, look no further. I have put together a short and sweet guide of tricks to ensure a seamless wedding experience.

         

        Be prepared, period

        There are going to be so many things on your mind on your big day. The last thing you need is to have that nagging feeling in your stomach that you forgot something. My advice is, make a list and check things off as you pack them. Looking at a fully checked list will give you the peace of mind you need! Here are a few must-have items that can often be forgotten:

         

        • Water: Please, pack yourself a big jug of water and hydrate all day long. Especially during hair and makeup, it’s so important to have water at the ready so you don’t get dehydrated. A great way to do this is to build your own Hydrojug bundle ahead of time to add a fun yet functional pop of color to your wedding day routine. These also make great bridal party gifts!
        • Contacts: The item so many of us need, but somehow always forget. Before you leave, pack your glasses, a pair of contacts, and then a backup pair. Keep in mind that you’ll be wearing them all day and night, so make sure you look into breathable contact lens options. This is going to be an emotion-packed experience, so you want to make sure you’re not bothered by dry or uncomfortable contacts on your big day.
        • Emergency Kit: I know we want to avoid all emergencies if possible, but preparing for a mishap is key. A sewing kit, fashion tape, stain remover, deodorant, band-aids, and dental floss are always great to have handy in case you need them.
        • Cash: You planned your dream wedding and found the best DJ, caterer, photographer, makeup artist, etc. Make sure you have cash at the ready for payment and tips for these lovely professionals! While gratuity can vary, make sure you have an idea of how much you should tip your wedding vendors.

         

        Pep talk the wedding littles

        Do you have children walking down the aisle on your big day? Have a little chat with the flower girl or ring bearer to make sure they are feeling good about their wedding debut. Kids can get a little stage fright when they are center stage with hundreds of eyes on them (can you blame them?). To avoid this, do some trial runs, make them feel comfortable, or incentivize them with a little treat.

         

        If you have a young flower girl or ring bearer and worry they will make a fuss, make sure to come prepared. Have one of their favorite items at the ready in case they turn a little sour. This could be a bottle, their favorite stuffed animal, or an oh-so-magical iPad.

         

         

        Beauty details

        Getting all dolled up on your big day is so exciting, especially surrounded by your closest girlfriends. Whether you are hiring hair and makeup teams or are taking on the task yourself, make sure you’ve done trials beforehand to avoid any wedding day mishaps. Avoid an unhappy bride and bridesmaids at all costs. Choose your bridal hairstyles based on personality, venue, or what best complements the dress. Testing out a few different options during trials is a great way to know which best fits your style on your wedding day.

        Complement drinks with appetizers

        The last thing you need at your wedding is a bartender serving drinks to empty stomachs (especially when it’s an open bar). Seriously, it’s a sure recipe for disaster. If you plan to take photos during the cocktail hour, make sure to have hors d’oeuvres or lite bites available for guests while they wait. Since dinner is often served after the exciting wedding party entrances, speeches, and toasts, it’s better to have food on hand.

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        Phone-free ceremony

        We have probably all seen the photos of brides walking down the aisle into a sea of cellphones. As hard as it may be, ask your guests to respectfully keep their phones in their purses or pockets. Rely on your professional photographer or videographer to capture these precious moments, so that your loved ones can be there in the moment. Not only that but make sure all ringers are turned off so that there are no disruptions during your “I-Do’s.”

         

        At the end of the day, your wedding is going to be everything you want it to be. Take a deep breath, be yourself, and enjoy your magical day!

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        January 5, 2022

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