It’s very easy for your wedding day to be one huge blur. With so many fine details in play that you have been obsessing over for months or even years, it’s very easy to let most of the day pass you by without even noticing all of your hard work be implemented. While your guests enjoy the fruits of your labour, you fret about the next thing on the schedule and hope that it goes off without a hitch. Here are some tips for all wedded couples to be for surviving the day and savoring every minute of it.
Enlist the Help of Your Venue
Some venues are simply more helpful than others. With any luck you have decided on an Ottawa wedding venue that has excellent staff who are ready and willing to help out in order to make your day special. Whether this mean helping set up the centrepieces or ensuring that the proper dietary needs of guests are properly met, any small thing can help ease the bride and groom’s stress. Have a discussion with your venue in advance to see what their ability to help on the day of is.
Make Lists in Advance
The last thing you want is last minute panic of “ahh! Did Charlie pick up the boutonnieres for the groomsmen?” or “oh my gosh where did Tracey put my ‘something blue?’” To avoid this chaos, make lists and distribute them to everyone involved. The lists can very clearly lay out what the task is and who is responsible for completion of each task. With everyone knowing who is responsible for what it takes a lot of the guesswork out of the day. It doesn’t hurt to provide your wedding venue with a copy of the list as well so they know who to go to for questions on specific items.
Put Some in Charge
Once the day has started, it can be expected that the bride and groom are going to be very busy talking with friends and loved ones, cutting and eating cake, dancing, and giving speeches. So if something minor goes wrong, there should be a designated person who is tasked to handle any small problems. Have a discussion with the venue prior to the wedding day and let them know who this person is and that they should be contacted for any necessary problem solving during the wedding day.
Although it may be difficult for the bride and groom to take a back seat on the execution of the day, really it is for the best. Don’t let stress overwhelm you and rob you of your precious memories that are being made!