5 Tips for a seamless Wedding Day! - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Photographer
Pre-Wedding jitters are totally normal - you are not only entering a new stage of your life + marrying the one you love, but you are most likely also throwing the biggest bash of your life! Of course, that’s scary!
As a Wedding Photographer in Oahu, Hawaii and, Newlywed myself, I have been a part of over 100 Weddings! Here are my 5 Tips to make your Wedding day go off seamlessly!
Don’t be thirsty!
This one is less of a secret and more of a "PLEASE REMEMBER!!". Make sure you hydrate as much as you can throughout your wedding day because, with all the stress and excitement, you will forget until its too late!
You'll be getting ready, traveling between locations, taking photos and greeting your guests! Not to mention, these activities may or may not involve alcohol or coffee, which only dehydrate you further.
With the prep portion of the day often starting early in the morning, it's a long way to the delicious Wedding Dinner you picked out. Have a bottle of water on hand and put one of your bridesmaids on "Drink Reminder" duty. Keep your mood up & your body happy by drinking plenty of water on your wedding day.
It’s all about staying organized!
Set yourself up for success by creating a wedding day timeline ahead of time and share it with your vendors, bridal party, and family for a seamless wedding day. The more everyone is involved in and aware of the schedule, the better they can stay on track.
Also, add in a section with the contact information of your vendors as well as the Maid of Honor and Best Man. That way no matter what happens, everyone will be able to communicate quickly and handle unexpected glitches.
You can find tips on how to create the perfect timeline here!
…even when it comes to relaxing!
You're going to need it. A Wedding Day can often feel like a marathon, but I don't want you to feel exhausted and like you didn't have room to breathe. This is YOUR day. Schedule in breaks so you can take a minute and enjoy being with your partner, breathe, drink your water and touch up your make up.
A great time to do this is right before the ceremony. Kick everyone out of your bridal suite except major players like a family member or your MOH and take 10-15 Minutes for yourself.
Another excellent opportunity for some downtime is right before you enter the reception. Schedule in a moment for you and your husband to hug, kiss and enjoy being with each other, and bask in the fact that you are now married!
Even if it's just for 10 Minutes, it's a good idea to take even a short breather to sit and enjoy the fact that this is your wedding day. You'll thank yourself later!
This is YOUR wedding day. That goes for your photos, your dancing, and all the laughs in the bathroom with your girls. This day is for you and you are absolutely allowed to own it. Don't be afraid to speak up and let your bridesmaids and vendors know if you need or dislike something!
Go with the flow!
Lastly, take everything that happens in stride. It’s more important that you be in the moment, grateful for everything around you than stressing over the inevitable hiccups. Of course, not everything will go as planned and that okay! If you follow these tips, you’ll have a seamless wedding day filled with all the warm and fuzzies. Pinky promise.