For many couples, their wedding day is one of the best days of their lives. Joining together in matrimony is a great celebration, and one that’s shared with those closest to you and your partner. However, if you ask any married couple what they wish they’d have done or remembered on their big day, they’re certain to provide some nugget of advice. Regardless of whether you’re opting for the traditional wedding day running order or taking a more unconventional route to celebrating your union, remembering the following words of wisdom on your big day will ensure you can look back on your wedding with zero regrets.
Relax, enjoy and learn to delegate
You’ve spent months or even years planning this day. Making sure those carefully laid plans are executed as smoothly as possible is vital. Yet it’s important to enjoy your day as your guests would too. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, or even put someone else in charge altogether. The art of delegation isn’t easy for a bride or groom, especially if you’ve spent hours planning every last detail. It can be anyone you trust to do the job, whether it’s a trusted family member, a friend or Personal Wedding Manager. Doing so will ensure you can relax as much as you can on the day itself.
Be present – not updating your social media presence
In today’s technologically driven world, it’s all too easy to get lost in what’s happening online. Our smartphones, tablets and other devices give us everything we could ever need at our fingertips. Whilst it may be tempting to document every moment of your wedding day on your favourite social media channels, putting your phone down and being present will ensure you enjoy your wedding day in all its glory. You’ll have plenty of time to Snapchat and tweet in the days and weeks after. Leave your guests and photographer to capture the photos and focus on creating memories in person.
Spend some one-on-one time with your partner
Most newly married couples are so focused on working the room and thanking their guests for their attendance that they often don’t leave enough time to spend with each other on their wedding day. Women’s Health shared the stories of couples who have been married 30 or more years, one of which offered this advice:
“Focus on the forever moments, like walking down the aisle, the vows, and your first dance, and remember that this day is about a lifetime promise you are making to another person. We created these moments and shared them together over our lifetime. Everything and everyone else is icing on the wedding cake!”
Make time to be alone with your partner and take in some of the day away from prying eyes. At Gosfield Hall, we provide private accommodation for couples and their guests to stay over. This means the bride and groom can escape to their own private room at any point for their first real kiss as newlyweds or to steal a moment just for the two of them before heading back to the party.
Look after yourself, not just your guests
Creating a great guest experience is an aim for many couples tying the knot, but don’t forget to look after yourself. Enjoy the catering you’ve spent so long deliberating over and make a point of eating breakfast on your wedding morning, no matter how nervous those pre-ceremony butterflies make you.
Just go with it!
Unfortunately, not everything goes to plan. Seek help from family members, friends and staff for the support you need to execute your wedding wants to perfection. Be prepared with a plan B well in advance so you can go with the flow on the day itself.