Your wedding day is almost here! You’ve probably been dreaming about it since you were little. It may have been the exact same vision over and over again in your mind, or it may have changed throughout the years with your changing tastes and preferences. Either way, your wedding day should be perfect and we are here to help!
Here are some things that you should expect on your wedding day:
Everything will go by so fast -- Time flies when you’re having fun, and it should be no surprise that the most magical day of your life is going to be no exception. Your wedding day is going to be people pampering you, and making sure you’re happy. It will contain your most favorite people in the universe, in a place that you’ve chosen because of how it makes you feel. And most importantly, you’ll be with the person you love the very most. Make sure that you sit down at least once, and make sure as a new couple, you have a few minutes to yourself before you are presented once again to all of your friends and family as the new Mr./Mrs.
Please, whatever you do...Eat! This is so important because 1) you are paying for this amazing reception of which you have carefully planned the perfect menu and 2) it will make the rest of the occasion much more pleasurable for the bride/groom. It’s important that the couple get every single thing even if a little to-go box is prepared for you to have as you ride off into the rest of your lives. Your favorite wedding planner will be sure to make sure this is a top priority!
Not everything will go according to plan -- There’s always something that happens that’s out of someone’s control. Whether it’s a guest missing their flight, a venue having a plumbing issue, or you tripping over your dress-- it’s going to be something. If you’re prepared for it, you’ll be able to let it go, work with what you have, and enjoy the rest of your day. Remember, the most important part of this day is you marrying your life partner. Nothing matters more than that.
Pictures, pictures, pictures -- You may get sick of smiling. Some couples love the picture part, and some hate it -- it’s important to just grin and bear it and not focus so much on the photography but making on your photo shoot a really fun experience. You’ll have a better wedding day and it will really show in your pictures. And these are snapshots of the memories that you’ll treasure for the rest of your life. Pictures help convey your joy to those who couldn’t be there on your special day, as well as to remind you of how happy you were even dozens of years later. Above all, if there is a special hair and makeup look you want, or a special shot that you want-- speak up (or get someone to do it for you). This day must be captured the way that you want to remember it.
Here’s the most important thing that you need to know:
Recruit someone to help you -- Whether it’s a trusted friend, family member, or an amazing wedding planner (hint, hint)--- none of the things that we mentioned above will mess with your day if you have someone who’s prepared for what could possibly go wrong and who will take care of everything in advance. We highly suggest you invest in a planner because we have seen everything -- and therefore can prepare for everything. It’s also really important that if you aren’t from the area that you have someone that is familiar with the network of New Orleans, who can recruit multiple people to step in if help is needed. From making sure that all of the pieces are working together, to having a plan B, C, D, and even E in place -- we have your back on your big day.
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