Wedding is indeed the most cherished moment of your life and it is very important that you have it in the most perfect way possible. There are so many considerations, and great deal of thought that go into your wedding preparation. However, if you are looking for having the perfect wedding, do not go overboard with things. Everyone will definitely advice you on what you should be doing for your wedding. But, who will advise you about not doing certain things at your wedding? Here are some of the things that you should not be doing at your wedding.
1. Don’t plan a wedding according to others’ tastes
A wedding signifies the bringing together of two families and their happiness. A wedding is a union of two souls for life. As you embark on planning your wedding, place emphasis on your interests and the kind of celebration you’d want to have. Do not compromise on your happiness just to please others. It is after all your wedding, so, do what keeps you happy.
2. Unnecessary invitations
A wedding is an intimate occasion and only people who are close to your heart would identify with your happiness. Don’t invite people just for the sake of it. It is impractical and foolish. Usually, weddings are planned on a budget and if you invite more people, you end up putting a strain on your budget and overspend. Surround yourself by people whom you are close to, and not with people whom you hardly interact with.
3. Be on time
Just because it is your wedding, it doesn’t imply that you can be late. Your delay can start a chain of events that will run behind schedule. Many a times, your reception location would have another event lined up after yours. Hence, you end up creating problems for someone else as well. Moreover, you might have to pay additional charges on your final bill because of overtime.
4. Do not worry about minor issues
Don’t have panic attacks at the morning of your wedding. Don’t worry about minor problems as they are bound to happen, and there is nothing you can do to avoid them. Even if a major problem crops up, there’s nothing much you can do to avert it at the last moment. Relax and enjoy as it is the most memorable day of your life.
5. Don’t get stressed
Several brides get very nervous before the D-day. They get anxious and have medicines and drugs to calm down their nerves. These medications turn you into a different person and sometimes you don’t remember what you do that day. Don’t depend on the wedding video to remind you of what happened. It is your special day, so live it to your fullest.
6. Don’t incorporate things that are of no significance to you
There are some wedding traditions and observations that you would find cumbersome. You might not really connect with those traditional practices such as having a flower-girl, a ring-bearer, etc. If you are not comfortable with a particular ritual, then you do not have to do it. Do what you feel is important to you.
7. Do not forget to eat
Fainting on your wedding day certainly constitutes a big problem. Sometimes, you might skip breakfast so that you look absolutely fab in your wedding attire. Do not make the mistake of skipping your breakfast. You might become extremely busy with your wedding, and its aftermath that you wouldn’t even be able to grab a bite from the lavish and elaborate menu you had laid out especially. Take time off and do eat.
8. Do not give too much attention to a specific guest
Though it might be difficult to give equal attention to each of your guests, make sure that you spend quality moments with each of your guest and make them feel good. Your close acquaintances and friends can be pampered with that special attention, but later.
9. Ensure your guests’ safety
You should take care to see that your guests do not drink too much, especially if they have to drive later. Appoint groomsmen to keep tabs on guest who are over-indulging themselves. Also, instruct your waiters to limit the amount of drinks being served. Do not let a guest who’s had too much of alcohol to drive back home. Hire a cab so that he can reach home safely.
10. Enjoy the essence of your wedding
Your wedding is not about people admiring your wedding attire or showering praises on your detailed decorations, it’s about spending your life with a person whom you love and want to be with. Spend some intimate moments with him, be it a smile or a romantic glance, just cherish the moment!