You’re engaged, let’s pop the champagne!
Now comes all of the fun parts of being a bride. Planning out your color schemes, picking your wedding party, and finding your dream venue! As a wedding planner and previous bride, I can relate to how overwhelming it can be when you tie the knot and say “I Do!” Here are 10 things brides do not regret doing on their wedding day!
1. Capture It On Film!
Having a videographer film your special day is an incredible memory to have forever. Having a wedding photographer is important too, but there’s something about being able to hit play and watch your big day all over again. It truly is something you will forever cherish.
2. Have Poses Picked Out For Your Photographer
Communicating with your photographer on what moments you want to be captured before your big day is something to think about! Sometimes when you get your photos back, you wish that you had gotten more shots with your bridesmaids, or maybe you have specific poses in mind!
Write a checklist with what specifics you want to be captured – getting ready, ceremony, reception, family photos, etc!
3. Bring Comfy Shoes For The Reception
Yay! You’ve officially tied the knot, and you’re ready to dance the night away! Your feet are probably going to be exhausted, so bringing backup shoes to change into during your reception is a great idea for brides. Betsey Johnson and Steve Madden both offer super beautiful flats and sneakers for any bride ready to hit the dance floor and be comfortable. If you’re doing a western theme – throw on a pair of bedazzled boots and call it an evening!
4. Plan A Special Exit
Planning a special exit is something you can really have fun with! From sparklers to confetti, to fireworks, there are so many fun ways to make your special exit something unique and memorable. Extra perk: the photos will be amazing!
5. Hire A Wedding Planner
Being biased on this one, but it is important, which is why I love what I do! My brides can never thank me enough for all of my help during their process. Planning can be overwhelming for the bride, and I truly want you to soak in every moment and enjoy your process. Hiring a planner will help destress your experience, and focus on being a bride!
Cheers & Champagne also offers Day of Coordination, which is something budget-friendly for the big day.
6. Pause, Enjoy The Moment
The bride and groom will be the star of the show on the big day, and it can be overwhelming! Don’t forget to take a moment to enjoy the wedding yourself! Grab your partner privately and take a moment, just the two of you, to soak in the moment of finally being married! Carve out the time for just you and your partner.
7. Bring An “Emergency Bag”
Bring a bag of goodies, because you never know what could happen! As a wedding planner, I always come prepared for all my brides on their big day with an emergency bag. Here are a few things not to forget: hair spray, perfume, tide to go pen,
8. Choose 3
Sit down with your fiance and write out the top 3 things that are non-negotiable! This way you can figure out what parts are most important to the both of you, and you can prioritize what you spend your budget on.
9. Have A Must Play List for Your DJ
A lot of the time, brides will have a list of artists and songs not to play, but providing a list of must-play songs, will make sure that your guests are having a great time on the dance floor!
10. Do What Makes Your Heart Happy
Don’t forget that your wedding is your special day. Don’t get caught up with what everybody else wants or envisions. Do what makes your heart happy, and don’t worry about others’ opinions on your wedding day!