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This is why you plan months, sometimes years in advance; to ensure (almost) everything on your wedding day goes off without a hitch. While some issues are out of your control (you never know in Mother Nature will bring you an unexpected wedding gift), there are 8 things you can control and should avoid doing when your wedding day finally arrives.
1. Wear New Shoes for the First Time
Three words: break. them. in. We know how utterly painful it is to feel trapped in shoes that pinch and hurt our feet for hours on end. Take the time to break in new shoes several weeks before your wedding day. (Yes, even if you’re planning to wear flats. Blisters are no fun!) Break them in by putting them on and walking around for an hour or two several times until they feel good and make sure to always have a backup pair ready to go!
2. Worry About the Weather
First off, we live or were raised in Michigan. That means it could snow in the summer and be 60 degrees in January. Mother Nature is fickle being and does what she wants when she wants. Bottom line it’s out of your control so don’t fret. Have backup plans and items in place to prepare for an unexpected weather event. A wedding planner, your venue coordinator or even your Detroit wedding photographer will all jump into action if things start to melt, freeze or get rained out.
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3. Indulge in Any Type of Beauty Treatment
Skip the facials, masks and massages at least 48 hours in advance of your wedding day! Last thing you need is to feel sore or have your skin react to some luxurious cream you lathered on. Make a spa outing a fun girls weekend leading up to the big day. Finally, mani-pedis are best done either one or two days before your wedding. That way, all you’ll need to do is get hair and makeup done on the day of.
4. Post to Social Media
Give your phone to someone in your bridal party and never look back! Designate your maid of honor or someone you trust to help relay messages or take calls. Facebook posts, Instagram stories, DMs – all of that can wait until tomorrow, but today is all about soaking in every moment.
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5. Finish DIY Projects
Don’t be filling boxes with mints or tying bows around gifts for guests or putting labels on wine bottles – all of that should be done and at your reception already. It it’s not ready by your wedding day, it doesn’t get included or put someone else in charge of finalizing any last minute DIY details.
6. Forget to Eat
We cannot stress enough how important it is to stay fueled on your wedding day. A good breakfast and lunch won’t affect how your wedding attire fits—but it’ll keep your mood and energy level up. Plus, you’ll need a little something in your stomach if you plan to indulge in a getting-ready cocktail or two.
7. Start Writing Your Vows
Please don’t wait until the last minute to begin writing your wedding vows. If you want to make a few tweaks here and there to your handwritten vows, go for it. But that feeling of, “Oh my god, I haven’t even started,” is not something you want to wake up to the morning of your wedding.
8. Pack for Your Honeymoon
There’s so much more to consider when packing for your honeymoon then just tossing in some bathing suits, sunscreen and a cute cover up into a suitcase. You need passports, tickets, ID, cash, travel itinerary – the list goes on. You want to makes sure you give yourself enough time to pack all the necessary details (don’t forget your charger!) If you don’t have ample time before your wedding to get packed, don’t even think about it on your wedding day. If you’re leaving right after your wedding reception, delegate this task to a close friend. If you’re not leaving until the next day, put it out of your mind for now and do it after the wedding.
At Mike Staff Productions, we’ve built our whole business around reclaiming the fun in your wedding planning. Ready to start?