• Don't Skimp on the entertainment! Many couples surveyed after their wedding said they
    wished they had spent more on the entertainment/music.
  • Don't assume that the photographer knows what you want! Spell it out very clearly in
    writing so that he or she knows the exact photos you are looking for.
  • If you plan on a lengthy photo shoot between the ceremony and the reception, don't
    forget about your guests. Make sure food and beverages and some type of music is
    provided while they wait for you.
  • Getting married outdoors? Don't forget sunblock for your guests in summer - and make
    sure you hire umbrellas in winter!
  • If you're planning on candles, be sure to appoint someone to light them.
  • Leave your honeymoon itinerary with a (trusted) family member.
  • Select a special gift for your parents as a gesture of thanks. Present it to them on
    the morning of the wedding.
  • Send a romantic SMS to your fiancĂ© just before the ceremony.
  • Eat a light snack before leaving for the ceremony. Many couples never taste the food
    at their reception and end up starving later.
  • Make sure you get a good night's sleep before the wedding. You'll be glad you did!
  • Have your dress/suit cleaned after the festivities. Stains may show up later.
  • Have a picnic basket prepared for the two of you before you leave the reception.
    Ask someone you trust to put it in your car a few minutes before you leave, or have it sent
    to your hotel room in advance.
  • Make sure you have a Wedding Emergency Kit with you at all times. If you haven't
    hired a wedding coordinator, appoint a responsible and trusted person to carry the kit with
    them to the ceremony venue and the reception.
  • Have your nails done - and make sure the groom's hands are also manicured. There
    will be at least one picture that shows your hands and the wedding rings.
    People will also be constantly asking to see your rings.
  • Practice wearing your wedding shoes a couple of days before the wedding.
  • If it's an outdoor wedding, practice walking on grass or a cloth or mat on grass.
  • Buy your wedding shoes in summer, when white shoes are on the shelves of every
    shoe shop and department store, or you'll have to buy them from a bridal shop.
    Shop in the afternoon if possible, because your feet will swell during the day -
    and they'll also be swollen on your wedding day.
  • Include a detailed map with your wedding and reception invitations and a contact
    phone number to call in case your guests get lost enroute.
  • Breathe. Relax. Have fun. Smile.