How to: Maximize Your Wedding Day Happiness
Your wedding day can be a hectic time, amazing, but hectic. Our belief at Limelight Entertainment and Photography is that your wedding should be put in the hands of someone that cares as much about your happiness as you do. Limelight does, so to help you enjoy your wedding day as much as possible, we’ve compiled a list of numerous helpful tips for enjoying your special day to the fullest.
Get a full nights sleep, eat a balanced and full breakfast and give yourself adequate time in the morning.
Everyone knows that the best way to have a strong finish is to have an even stronger start. Take our advice and try not to stay up all night worrying about the small details, chances are you’ve planned accordingly and have delegated duties to those you can trust. So, shut your eyes and try to imagine tomorrow as just another…very…awesome…day.
When the time comes to wake up, set that alarm early enough to give yourself some time. Try and stick to your usual routine if you’ve got one, go for that run, have your smoothie and eat a well balanced breakfast. There’s no sense in changing things up now, especially when your current routine is what makes you, you.
Remember to actually enjoy your reception too.
I know, ground breaking but it happens all too often where a bride ends up having one of the most stressful nights of their life, when it should be nothing but good times and happy memories. You hire your DJ and other entertainers for a reason, let them take care of everyone else’s happiness and allow yourself to focus on you. If you’ve hired the right people then this one should really be a cinch. Other “night of” tips we’ve discovered are:
Bring flats for the reception, boogying is hard in heels.
Watch the alcohol, just because you can throw down Cosmos by the pitcher, doesn’t mean you should.
Avoid the cake/face smash, it can seem fun in the moment until you’re spending the rest of your night dressed as pastry.
DANCE! You brought your flats, right? Get out there and party like it’s 1999.
Obviously refrain from having your phone out very much but a few selfies before and after the wedding will be nice to go back and look at. Your photographer can’t catch all of the candid interactions and even if they could, it’s cool to have a few pictures that aren't professionally taken. This is by no means an invitation to bring the selfie-stick out though…
Speaking of -graphers, consider a videographer too.
This goes back to the last point, a lot of really well done still photos are nice but having a contrast in your medium of memories will be even better five or ten years down the road. Being able to remember the sounds and see the mood will bring back memories and emotions that some still photos just can’t do. Many videographers can create unique “highlight” videos that tell a day long wedding story in a concise, yet elegant fashion.
Recharge before you retreat.
If you can help it, take a few days between the wedding and the honey moon. Don’t make it feel like you’re absconding from your own wedding. First, enjoy that night, then recharge and set off on your first unforgettable trip as Mr. and Mrs.
Surround yourself with the right people.
It is your wedding after all, isn’t it? So don’t feel pressured into having someone around that stresses you out. This will certainly make your wedding feel less special and that is the exact opposite of what 99.9% of everyone wants for you. Although, you should manage that short list well before the day of your wedding, it could come as a shock to someone that you don’t want them in your dressing room and could be diffused by having a few weeks to cool down.
Spend time with your parents.
Finally, if you’re lucky enough to have your parents there, or whoever raised you. Be sure to give them the time of day because this is just as special to them as it is to you, believe it or not. We don’t need to go into great depth on this topic but trust us, you won’t regret the time you spend with Mom and Dad on your wedding night.
Thank you so much for your continued support of our new blog. Take it easy this weekend and come back Monday for our next installment. Enjoy!