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wedding do's and don'ts

Best 5 Wedding Day Do’s and Don’ts

Preparing for your wedding can be tremendously exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. Making plans for a day you’ll never forget is not simple. There is a lot of pressure to figure out the best timeframe for saying “I do,” between selecting the ideal location, and dream dress, creating invites, and all the extra frills and modifications. Fortunately, with this comprehensive guide, stress-free preparation for your big day has never been simpler!

Keep your cool and move on with the wedding planning process by adhering to these dos and don’ts!

DO’s

  1. Get Your RVSP sent on time:

Sending your RSVPs as soon as possible! Knowing how many people will be celebrating the wedding will help the planners make crucial decisions, like confirming the venue and finalizing the catering order. Every RSVP received is a piece of the puzzle falling into place, allowing the planners to focus on creating a magical day for you, and your loved ones.

  1. Keep all of your wedding details in one place:

Between venue hunting, dress shopping, and finalizing guest lists, it’s easy to feel like your wedding plans are scattered to the wind. Fear not, lovebirds! Here’s the golden rule of wedding planning: keep all your details in one place. This will save you countless hours of digging through emails, sticky notes, and overflowing notebooks, and ensure a smoother, less stressful planning journey.

  1. Make time for a couple photoshoot:

Amidst the whirlwind of wedding preparations and the flurry of welcoming guests, one crucial element can easily slip through the cracks: photography. While the day flies by in a beautiful blur, capturing those precious moments through dedicated photoshoots ensures you have lasting memories to cherish. Many couples express deep regret afterwards for neglecting this element, leaving them without tangible keepsakes to relive the magic.

  1. Ensure that you fully appreciate and enjoy every precious moment of your wedding day:

Make sure to take in everything that the day has to offer – the sights, sounds, smells, laughter, and emotion – because it will pass too quickly. When you revisit those happy memories over and over again as these years pass, you’ll be happy you did. Everything else will fall into place if you don’t forget to have fun and smile.

  1. Do hire a wedding planner: Although it seems to be the standard, we think this advice is usually required. Hiring a wedding planner has numerous advantages, but full-service planning can be costly. Hiring assistance for the big day is what we do best, so you don’t have to worry about anything on your special day. You will only require a coordinator if you plan your wedding sensibly.

DON’ts

1. Don’t bend your wedding budget:

This is a really strict no-no. There’s a reason you budgeted for your wedding. The most important guideline is to create and adhere to a budget for everything. Even if it could be tempting to go all out on the big day, keep in mind that it’s just the first day of your new life together and you still need to live afterwards! There can be certain items that you simply cannot live without, but there might be less expensive options for other wedding-related items.

Make sure that the amounts of money you allocate for each item in your wedding budget are fair. Don’t delude yourself into thinking that your location will only cost a few hundred dirhams or that you can get your outfit for AED 1000. Be careful to conduct prior research so that when you start looking for your perfect wedding dress or fairytale venue, you can have a fair notion of how much things will cost.

2. Don’t stress: 

If the amount of work you have ahead of you is beginning to overwhelm you, take a step back and remember that your wedding day will be magical. You will complete everything necessary, and everything that is neglected was not that crucial in the first place. Remember that you’ve sandpapered the bottoms of your shoes, so you won’t slip and fall, and the best man won’t misplace the wedding rings. Neither will it rain. It may rain, but that won’t stop you from grinning, making the most of the situation, and having a great time. 

This is a joyful and exciting time, but wedding preparation can be overwhelming. If you feel stressed, take a moment to reflect and tell yourself, “I can handle this.” Wine can be a helpful relief, but for non-alcoholics, a coconut water and spinach smoothie can work wonders.

3. Don’t Worry About What People May Say:

So many times, couples become concerned about what their friends or family would think of their choices. While organizing a wedding, many anxieties about criticism, embarrassment over the wedding budget, and family relationships come into play. Don’t worry about what other people will think of your day; instead, try to enjoy the process of arranging it.

4. Don’t Forget to Eat: We know it’s your wedding day and you’re nervous but PLEASE don’t forget to eat. The last thing you want is a headache on your wedding day because you didn’t eat all day. When you’re super nervous, sometimes you find snacking to be better than eating huge meals.

5. Don’t have your phone Out: Though it should go without saying, we feel that it is nonetheless important to mention. A wedding is a celebration of love and community. While capturing special moments can be tempting, prioritising being fully present in the experience will enhance your enjoyment and respect for the couple’s special day.