wedding do's and don't's

 

  • do trust your photographer to know what photos to take (other than formals) 
  • do take 5 deep breaths before walking down the aisle
  • do let your bridesmaids/friends/family take care of you on your wedding day
  • do assign someone to be your water "boy;" a hydrated bride is a happy bride
  • do let your bridesmaids hold your dress while you pee (after drinking all that water) 
  • do tip your wedding vendors 
  • do plan the day down to the minute, but let go of the schedule once the wedding begins
  • do try to greet all your guests, even if it's just a hug and a "thank you for coming" 
  • do take one last look in the mirror before the ceremony begins (preferably at the same time you're taking your five deep breaths) 
  • do have fun!

 

  • don't drink too much alcohol at your wedding (really. don't.)
  • don't pay your vendors the day of the wedding (if you can help it, pay before the wedding)
  • don't snap at your bridesmaids/friends/family (if you can help it, be nice to the people who are trying to help you)
  • don't think that your deodorant will last all day
  • don't wear shoes that hurt even if they're "soooo cute!"
  • don't be in charge of the wedding vendors the day of, let someone else do that
  • don't take off your wedding dress for the reception (you only wear it once so rock it for the whole event!)
  • don't leave your reception early and think your guests will keep partying (they won't.)
  • don't expect gifts, and be pleasantly surprised with the ones you get 
  • don't get so caught up in the details that you don't have fun