To Love, Divine
or, Things I Learned From My Wedding Day:
- Don’t stress about the details. They aren’t going to go right anyway.
- The wedding can’t start without the bride. Therefore, when someone tells you you’re late, explain that they’re just early.
- Run through your rehearsal in detail. Make sure you know where you’re standing, when to hand off flowers, what to say and when… oh, and don’t forget to read your vows.
- If you do forget to read your vows, people will not notice or not care because the ceremony is still beautiful and now its shorter. Read them to each other in private; it’s better that way anyway.
- Don’t forget to eat. It’ll help to soak up the alcohol everyone will be buying for you later.
- Try to catch those small moments when you actually have your new husband or wife by your side. They don’t happen often, so make sure to get a kiss.
- It sounds like a cliche, but the day really will fly by and you will feel rushed and overwhelmed. It’s okay; just make sure you have fun. You don’t have to remember what the fun was, as long as you remember it was had.
- You’re going to feel like you tried to talk to every guest and ended up talking to none of them. Don’t sweat it; you actually did make the rounds. The alcohol just makes you forget.
- Bring comfy shoes. Dance floors can get sticky.
- Someone is going to get hurt, emotionally and/or physically. After all, it’s not a party unless someone is falling, drunk, into a trash can. (At least, it’s not a party with my family.)
- Get a room at the hotel you’re partying at; if it’s not a hotel, arrange transportation ahead of time.
- DEAR GOD, EAT THE DESSERT. Your guests will be vultures and snipe them all before you even realize its out.
- At the end of the day, you’re married to the person you (hopefully) love more than anyone else in the world. For the love of god, make sure you tell them that. It’s a party, a celebration, but it wouldn’t be happening without that love. Honor it.
I probably won’t be posting much on here over the next week; David’s still on vacation and we want to get out and do as much as possible. Once I get a bunch of pics back from our photographer, I’ll post some with some interesting tips and details about planning an “alternative themed” wedding!