Each month we have Mwai Yeboah, a multiple award winning planning and designer join us on the blog. With over nine years’ experience in the London wedding scene she gives Brides and Grooms the best wedding inspiration and advice. Read below what insight Mwai can give this month…
Your wedding day SHOULD be the happiest day of your life, right? we have 7 tips before YOUR big day and the morning itself To ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.
Take a moment for yourself
You’re going to spend the entire day surrounded by people that want to talk to you, and often brides will find this element of the day particularly tiring. To avoid feeling overwhelmed, enjoy a walk on your own in the morning. Try and centre yourself, think positively and remember why you are here. If you hold onto that feeling throughout the day, it should help you remain calm.
Get your beauty sleep
While it can be tempting to spend the whole evening up talking to your friends, it’s important that you get enough sleep to avoid being irritable and overly emotional, which tends to happen when people haven’t gotten their full 8 hours. Go to bed at a reasonable time and eat a hearty breakfast when you rise, as feeling hungry won’t do you any good either.
Write notes to your nearest and dearest prior to the day
For the happy couple, weddings are often about speaking to all the guests and thanking them for coming. With close family members though, you may want to say a bit more and let them know how much you appreciate them. In case you don’t get time to do this on the big day, write them notes and ask them to open them in the morning. This way they will know how much they are valued and will mean that you avoid feeling guilty if you don’t get the chance to say everything you want to on the day.
Don’t sweat the small stuff
When it comes to your wedding, it’s important to be realistic and accept that something will probably go wrong, but it’s likely that it will be something small, so try not to let it get to you too much. Remember that you are gaining a whole new life and family as a result of this day and one little hiccup shouldn’t tarnish that.
Pack an emergency kit
To avoid those last minute panics, pack a handy kit filled with essential things that you might need should something go wrong, such as safety pins and hairspray. Give it to a trusted friend and you’ll feel much calmer knowing that if something does go wrong, you’ll have that to fall back on.
Let a friend take the lead
If you don’t have a wedding planner or coordinator who is going to be present throughout the day, ask one of your friends or willing family members to be the point of contact for the photographer, caterers and anyone else involved on the day, otherwise you’re likely to spend the whole day answering questions and telling people what to do.
If you hear anyone make a negative comment, whether it be about you or someone else, step aside to a quiet place for a few minutes and try and calm yourself. Today is not the day to be engaging in arguments, so unhelpful comments like this is best to ignore. Remember that this day is filled with love and warmth, so block out those comments and remain positive.
Just relax and enjoy the most special day of your life!