Wedding Planning Tips : Dos and Don’ts for the Bride
So, your man has finally popped the question and now you suddenly find yourself contemplating about the endless possibilities and potential plans you have for you and your fiancé’s big day. Unless the engagement happened months ago, the chances that you have started the logistics in planning your wedding are very slim. However, it would certainly benefit a lot of brides-to-be if they were aware of what the basic do’s and don’ts are for them. For one thing, brides need to remember that although weddings are partially about them, it is not ONLY about them so they should always factor in the opinions of their husbands-to-be.
But apart from that, there are certain things that a bride must do and must never do and as a newly engaged woman, your wedding day will bode you well if you know these. After all, forewarned is always forearmed.
1.) DO exploit the prowess of internet technology in making your wedding plans easier. Internet technology today has become a rather valuable tool in connecting people through the utilization of social media and emailing. This could be rather useful in sending invitations to relatives out of state for pre-wedding soirees and the like. You could also take advantage of the limitless articles online that would help you plan your wedding.
2.) DO NOT be a superbride (or worse, a bridezilla). Everyone gets it—your mom, your fiancé, the whole entourage and pretty much everyone knows you want your big day to be perfect. You want it to be so perfect that if you could control and handle every aspect of it, you would. But the reality is, you cannot and you will only succeed in wearing yourself out. Instead, relax and breathe in. Remember, that some people would want to help and those who you have hired are professionals. So, the next time they lend a hand, accept it and trust the professionals you have hired.
3.) DO remember that some of your guests have kids. Instead of having a wedding reception exclusively for the adults and having a “no children” policy, ask your reception site manager if there is a small room or play area where kids can play instead. Your guests with kids who cannot entrust their kids to babysitters will appreciate the consideration and would be able to relax and enjoy the reception knowing that their kids are in close proximity.
4.) DO NOT ever forget to pamper yourself. This is especially important the day before the wedding as you would need to be relaxed and prepared for your big day. Additionally, treat your mom and your bridal entourage to a beauty treatment. Something as simple as a manicure, pedicure or a simple body massage would be very much appreciated and they will thank you for it.
5.) DO get your skin in shape for your wedding day by starting six months prior to your wedding day with makeup techniques and makeup regimen. Apart from this, if you are planning to lose weight for your big day, now is the perfect day to start a fitness routine and a diet plan.
6.) DO NOT have unrealistic expectations for losing weight. Be realistic when choosing a wedding gown. If you feel like you cannot drop fifty pounds before your wedding day, then do not buy a gown in a size that is way too small for you. Consider that it is much easier to make a gown smaller than it is to make it bigger.
7.) DO enjoy the moment and do not get too stressed out. Every once in a while, check yourself, relax and breathe. Remember that your wedding is supposed to be a momentous and joyous affair, not a highly charged atmosphere that is palpable with stress. Calm down; it may be the big day but do keep in mind that no matter how meticulously planned, there are no perfect weddings, just beautiful weddings—like yours will be if you stop and enjoy it.
Abbeygail is a freelance writer and blogger for Hizon’s. One of the top caterers in Manila that offers catering services in Quezon city and Marikina. Abbeygail also loves to explore different places and try different kinds of food here in the Philippines.