Niagara Falls Wedding Tips 2016
You’ve been anticipating your wedding for a year or longer. You’ve read all the magazines, you’ve scoured every website and wedding blog, you’ve picked your friends’ brains and you’ve got checklists to spare. Despite being as prepared as you can be, there are bound to be surprises and things that will happen you didn’t bargain for. Here are some items to consider that will help even the most prepared of brides:
Money, Money, Money
You might as well face it, your wedding is going to be expensive and you will likely go over budget. No matter how cautious you’ve been and how many negotiations you feel you’ve won, there are going to be times when you absolutely can’t barter your way out of shelling out a few extra bucks. You can try to be ready for it by building a buffer into your budget, but be aware that unexpected costs are bound to arise.
I Get So Emotional, Baby
Even if you’re usually a levelheaded individual, there’s something that touches everyone at weddings. It might be when you walk down the aisle, it could happen while listening to speeches or it might be your first dance. But your emotional cup is bound to runneth over. Make sure your maid of honour has some tissues handy.
It is reasonable to think your guests would find the time to respond to something as important as a wedding. Yet, you would be wrong. You will need to track down some of your guests – or get your mother or wedding party member to do it – a couple of weeks before the big day. Also, be ready to see extra people at your wedding, such as your cousin who said she wasn’t bringing someone and then shows up with a new boyfriend or you’ve specified no kids at your wedding and your friend from high school’s there with her entire brood pretending the babysitter was sick.
No Bathroom Alone Time
When you need to go to the bathroom, bring your maid of honor. You will need help with your dress so it doesn’t get dirty. In fact, if you have a large gown, you might just want to step in and out of it to do your business.
The wedding schedule will run amok. This is inevitable. Even if you’re on time for the wedding ceremony, it will run a little long, or the wedding photos will take too long and your dinner will be delayed or – and we suggest trying your best to make sure this doesn’t happen – the speeches will drag on. If you run ahead of schedule, that’s fine. People enjoy mingling. But stay calm if you get behind the times, the show won’t go on without you.
Something Will Go Wrong
No one’s wedding day goes perfectly. You can mitigate crises by hiring a wedding planner who will help smooth things out on your wedding day, but no big event (wedding included) goes off without a hitch. Don’t worry about what can go wrong, focus on your wedding day and just be ready to handle anything that comes up.
Enjoy Each Moment
This is the one piece of advice every newlywed will give to brides-to-be. But it’s a bunch of malarkey. Your wedding day is a busy day and you will feel rushed throughout most of it. You will enjoy each and every moment, but don’t feel as though you need to be living in the moment at each possible second. Make sure you go on a honeymoon afterwards where you will get the time to enjoy each other and spend some time reminiscing about your wonderful day.