Whether you’ve been planning your wedding for months or you just got started, you probably feel like you’re drowning in a sea of never ending decisions. You’re planning the venue, your colors, the food, and a million other little things to make your day perfect. And even though these things are fun to plan, there are only 5 things you absolutely cannot forget at your wedding.
What is Most Important:
Once your big day comes, as long as you get married, that’s all that matters. Remember that. As long as you at least have you, your future spouse, the person solemnizing your wedding and your witnesses there for the ceremony, you have everything you need. Obviously you’ll probably invite several more people and have a ton of fun things planned for the day, but remember the actual ceremony of combining your two lives together is the most important part! If everything else goes wrong that’s OK. Try to laugh it off and chalk it up to fun stories you can tell later.
2. Marriage License:
This goes right along with the previous paragraph – don’t forget to get your marriage license BEFORE your wedding. The state requires you have a license in hand at the time you solemnize your wedding so it can be signed and then turned back into the state.
Take a moment to be alone with your new spouse and write down some things you remember from the ceremony. You might think you’ll forever remember the sweet words said, but trust me, they’ll leave you quicker than you might think. With so many other things calling for your attention after the ceremony, you’ll lose sight of those tender words expressed. So write them down as a keepsake or have someone else do it for you! Whatever you choose, make sure to spend a moment as newlyweds to soak in the excitement of the day.
Don’t forget to bring snacks to eat throughout the day! You’re going to be running around like crazy with pictures, people, events, etc… and hunger will catch up with you. Make sure you don’t go too long without eating to keep your energy levels up. And don’t forget to drink a lot of water, especially in the summertime. It might be good to have a wedding day survival kit to make sure you are prepared for anything.
Your wedding celebrations might go off without a hitch, or there might be a few things that will get completely mixed up or even forgotten. No matter what your situation is, remember to focus on the people you’re around. Make sure to focus on your new spouse and the tender memories and commitments you’re making together. Also, remember to really show your appreciation for all of your guests who came to celebrate with you. They made the special effort to be a part of your day and many of them came bearing gifts, so make sure you express your sincere gratitude and love for them. Don’t sweat the small stuff, just focus on loving those you’re celebrating with.