Wedding Planning Tips...
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As a two time bride (Ireland & Brazil), and a wedding photographer in Ireland, Emmylie Cruz knows how stressful a wedding day can be! You wake up on your wedding day excited and nervous at the same time and you need to keep in mind you have a schedule to follow. It can be overwhelming! Emmylie has brought her experience as a wedding photographer and a bride together and come up with some top tips to ensure you have a stress-free wedding day!
Prior to your day drink loads of water. Not only it will do wonders for your skin but it will also help to keep your energy levels up & will help your digestive system. Needless to say you should drink loads of water on your wedding day too!
2. Have an early night
Go to bed earlier than usual the night before. With all the excitement it might take you longer to fall asleep. Make sure you get your beauty sleep. Bilateral music might help! You want to be as rested as you can for the big day ahead of you.
3. Don’t forget to eat
Have a substantial breakfast - high in protein and complex carbs. It’s a really long day! You might also want to have a sandwich before you put your dress on to leave for the ceremony.
Tell people what to do! Nominate a bridesmaid to be the point of contact on the day to deal with your suppliers and venue. and a groomsman to collect all the cards and presents for you. That way you will be able to enjoy your day without having to think of small things or any issues that might arise.
5. Have an emergency kit
Include things like a sewing kit with needle and thread (in the colours of the dresses), a first aid kit, painkillers, tissues, deodorant, mints… anything that will help you in case of an emergency!
6. Have your clothing and accessories handy and keep the room clear of any clutter
It makes it easier for you and your photographer if your outfit and accessories are laid out to be photographed and the room is clean and clear of suitcases and bags. That way you won’t be distracted trying to find things and everything will be ready for you once you are dressed and ready to go. Keep your bags and other things you won’t need inside a wardrobe or bathroom.
7. Music matters
Choose a nice playlist of songs to listen to in the morning. Or ask one of your bridesmaids to choose them! Music helps set the mood and a good playlist can really get the party started early! Here is an example.
8. Allow enough time to get ready
Trust me, you don’t want to be in a rush! Allowing enough time to get dressed gives you the opportunity to get make up touch ups and to get beautiful photos taken, before leaving for the ceremony.
9. Be ready for the happy tears
Hide tissues in the middle of your bouquet just in case you need them during the ceremony and get your bridesmaids to do the same.
10. Concentrate on each other during the ceremony and take it all in
Hold your partner’s hand and look at each other during the ceremony, especially the vows! It seems obvious but you would be surprised by the amount of people who get nervous and forget to do these small things.
You'll find even more wedding day tips and advice from Emmylie on her website here!