Today we’re sharing some situations that you’re more than likely afraid of happening and want to avoid. These BOO-BOOs may sound a little scary, but don’t let them haunt you! There are ways to avoid these situations and we hope that these little tricks are a treat and help you feel more confident in handling them!
1. Not Liking Your Wedding Pictures
YIKES! There would be nothing worse than getting your pictures back only to hate them or to not have all the important moments captured that you thought you would. Choosing any vendor is a big decision, but pictures of your wedding will last a lifetime so it’s important that you love them.
We suggest choosing a photographer based on their style, and there are so many different ones! In fact, you can check out the various photography styles in this article featured on Burgh Brides. It’s also easy to hop on a photographer’s Instagram and get a feel for style and see their portfolio of their work. If you like what you see, take engagement pictures with them so you get a feel not only for their work, but their personality and if you think they’re someone who can capture your big day as you envision.
Also, don’t be afraid to be open with them and share any concerns you have and/or what portraits and moments you must have captured! Most photographers will ask this anyways, but don’t be afraid to speak up. It’ll save you a lot of hassle in the end and make you feel a lot less stressed knowing you’re in good hands!
2. Bridesmaids Drama
A wedding is no place for drama, however sometimes it’s caused because of whom we ask to stand by our side. Bridesmaids’ drama is sometimes inevitable and can make your decisions on choosing your ladies a bit difficult.
When choosing your bridesmaids ask yourself if this is a person you would call and cry to? Are they someone who can lift you up when you feel your lowest? Are they someone you would spill your deepest and darkest secrets to? If the answer is no, eh, or maybe to any of these questions, maybe reconsider asking. If you answer yes to all of these, then definitely ask! Because if they are a great friend they’re going to support you and make sure you’re happy on your big day! Even if they have issues with other bridesmaids, they’re more than likely the friend that respects you enough to set those issues aside and not bring it to your attention for the occasion.
Those that love you won’t start any drama, but don’t be afraid to keep it small and/or only ask those who you really want by your side and not just asking out of pity or because you feel like you have to. Because it’s YOUR day. The only thing you HAVE to do is walk down that aisle and marry the love of your life.
3. Forgetting Something Important for the Wedding Day
Sometimes your head is full of so many thoughts, that you may forget the little details such as your shoes, veil, or even worse – wedding rings or marriage license! And trust us, it happens more often than you think.
Set aside a couple hours one day the week of your wedding and go through the whole wedding weekend and what you will need to have for each part. For example, start with the rehearsal and make sure you have everything for that, such as bridal party gifts, thank you cards for your parents, etc. For getting ready, you will need any accessories, your dress, shoes, veil, money to pay for hair and make-up, etc. For the ceremony you will need the rings, any personalized vows, etc. Our clients receive a packing list of things they should remember - but taking your time and writing it out before the week begins allows you to collect your thoughts and add to it as the week goes on.
By setting aside time and going through each part of your wedding weekend, you’ll be sure to have everything in order and ready to go so that you won’t have to worry about this last minute!
4. Not Staying on Schedule the Day of the Wedding
Running behind is only going to cause more stress and chaos for the bride and groom. Timing is important the day of your wedding. You don’t want to still be getting ready when you’re supposed to be walking down the aisle or just be starting to eat dinner when you thought dancing would already be happening.
One of the many things we do as wedding planners is make sure that your day happens exactly as you want it to. By having us there, we make sure your day goes off according to your schedule and keep all the vendors, right on track so you don’t have to worry about it!
However, whether you have a wedding planner or not, it’s important to have a timeline put together detailing what things are to happen at the appropriate times. This timeline should be given to all your wedding vendors so everyone knows exactly what’s going on. There are certain parts that have some leeway and may be able to move around to best fit the day, but having this timeline as a guideline will make you feel better!
5. Not Being Present
Obviously you’re going to be at your wedding, but are you REALLY going to be there in the moment? Being a bride and planning a wedding can feel like a full time job. You’re worried about booking the right vendors, you get anxious thinking about different things that may go wrong, and you’re trying to make sure that all your details are perfect and that everyone will be in the right place at the right time.
While it’s natural to get caught up in all of those things, your only concern that day should be to have fun and enjoy the day surrounded by everyone you love. It’s easier said than done, but the day is going to fly by so soak up every minute and enjoy every second.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, try to hand off tasks to those who can and are willing to help!
Crafty friend? Give her some DIY projects that need to get done. Aunt Susie loves to bake? Have her help with the cookie table!
No matter what, you should never feel like you’re alone! And if you do, or if you just need some guidance to make your day go off without a hitch, we’re to here for you and would love to help! Don’t be afraid to reach out!
So, no need to fear these scary situations. It’s a bunch of hocus pocus, that you now have under your spell!