bride and groom at Combermere Abbey
July 2019

Today’s the day you get married!

Your wedding day has finally arrived! You’ve planned your special day to perfection and it’s time to enjoy and celebrate with family and friends. Weddings are meant to be one of the most wonderful, memorable, romantic and exciting days in your life, so relax and enjoy every moment.

Be prepared that the day will also be tiring and emotional, your face will ache with smiling and there may be the odd little hiccup along the way. Don’t stress out or get upset about these minor details; focus on the big picture and remind yourself that it’s not the end of the world! Remember that all your loved ones are there to help you and celebrate with you. So start the day with a little time for yourself and prepare for the day ahead.

Start the day

Hopefully, you have manged to get a good nights sleep! You wake feeling excited and nervous, before you know it there will be people coming and going and you can start to feel a little overwhelmed.

Start your day with a little pamper time to help you relax and prepare yourself for the day ahead; take a relaxing bath, you could even light some candles and play some relaxing music.

Wear a bath robe or something comfortable that will easily slip of and not spoil your beautiful hair and makeup when it comes time to put on your gorgeous gown. It is also advisable not to wear a bra to avoid strap marks.

You may be full of nerves and not feel like eating but make sure you have a good breakfast to give you energy for the day ahead.

Relaxing bubble bath with candles
Healthy breakfast of poached eggs and avocado on toast

Enjoy the things you’ve planned

Many people will have already told you that your wedding day with pass by in a flash. With all the excitement it is easy to forget to take in all you have planned.

Before the drinks reception, take a few minutes to yourselves in the room the wedding breakfast will be held. Take in the décor and all the things you have planned and paid for. During the drinks reception make sure you get to sample the drinks and canapes yourself!

Try to take a few moments every so often to take time to enjoy as many of the things you’ve spent all those weeks, months and even years planning.

Ivory and plum wedding bouquet
Vintage china filled with fresh flowers

Take time for yourselves

Try to factor in some time for just the two of you:

  • Stop somewhere between the church and reception
  • Have a moment of down time between photos 
  • Take a quick stroll after the wedding breakfast

Remember this special day is about the two of you.

Enjoy it!

Most important of all, make sure you enjoy the day! Eat, drink, dance and celebrate with family and friends. You have worked so incredibly hard to make this a day to remember, so enjoy what you have accomplished!

Wedding car with Just Married sign

Selected photographs courtesy of Photography by Dave Thompson