line artEvery bride wants her wedding day to go as smoothly as possible. They obsess about it to the point of having nightmares: the groom running off; the cake toppling over, or tripping up down the aisle. Don’t panic; there are a few simple things to remember to ensure you enjoy what should be one of the most amazing days of your life. At the end of the day, if you find yourself married to the love of your life, you’ve achieved your goal.

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Time To Say ‘I do’
Timing is crucial. One of the biggest mistakes is not leaving enough time to get yourself ready, mentally and physically. Plan ahead and be sure to have practice runs for hair and make-up. Make sure you have sufficient time to get yourself looking tip top, and tell your bridesmaids to do the same.

You will want to leave yourself enough time to relax and mentally prepare yourself before you have to go to your ceremony venue. There will be something you may not have considered, like the time it takes to do up 101 buttons on the back of your dress, so make sure you have time to spare.

Let’s Face It; It’s All About The Bride
If things do go a little pear shaped while getting ready, don’t panic, the wedding is not going to start without you. You are the star of this show! So if you keep the ‘audience’ waiting for 15 minutes, it’s not the end of the world. In fact, some people believe it to be good luck if the bride is fashionably late.

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You’re The Boss
Don’t be afraid or nervous to direct people or ask for what you want. For example, if someone is missing from a particular group photo, say something to the photographer. You will regret speaking up. Years down the line you’ll look back at that photo and think ‘Aunt Mary should have been in that photo.’

Trash The Dress
One thing you might be worried about is getting your dress dirty. You will only ever wear this dress once, so why spend your day worrying about it getting dirty? Think of every mark, grass stain and gravy splash as a unique reminder of the day. You’ll probably be worrying about so many other things that it would do you good not to give two hoots about dirtying your dress.

Curve Your Drinking For The Night
Just remember, all of your family and friends are going to be enjoying this special day with you. Do you want to end up forgetting the whole thing and spending your first day of married life not feeling well?Wedding nerves are an excellent appetite suppressor, so you are more likely to succumb to the effects of alcohol on an empty stomach. Try to recognise your limit and eat something absorbent.

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