I’m getting married this Saturday, and I’m certain I’m going to forget something or mess something up. Can you give me some advice? What things did you forget about, mess up, or learn from during your experience?
I’m really looking for any thing here, from “We forgot to eat that day and were starving by the reception” to “I didn’t realize I should have done my makeup a certain way for the cameras”. I’ll give you some details about my wedding so your advice is more useful, but feel free to skip if it bores you:
I’m marrying Mr. Supercres
this Saturday, March 19th, in Old City, Philadelphia, PA. It looks like it’s going to be a sunny day, with an expected high of 60 degrees. We’re doing the whole thing in a restaurant (Farmicia, to be exact), and it starts at 5:30pm with a cocktail hour. The ceremony will be after that, then dinner, then dancing. We are not doing a cake. There is a large menu (their normal dinner menu, pretty much) and table service. Our friend is DJing. Another friend is officiating. ANOTHER friend is doing the flowers. I have a lot of wonderful friends, and they are definitely getting paid/gifts. My first appointment of the day is my hair at 11am, then I’m going someplace else to get my makeup done at 1pm. I’m bringing my mom and a friend for those appointments. My fiance’s family will be staying at a hotel the weekend of the wedding, and I’ll be getting ready there. At around 1pm, I plan to eat lunch. The photographer and his assistant is arriving at the hotel at 2pm, and he’ll start shooting the “getting ready” shots. Around three, we’ll start doing the family portraits and wedding portraits. We don’t have a wedding party. Mr. Supercres will be attending the cocktail hour, and I’ll arrive and make my entrance as the ceremony begins. My dad is walking me up the aisle. The restaurant has graciously agreed to create rows of chairs through the dining room (and push aside tables), so the guests will be sitting either in rows of two or three. We plan to reserve seating at the front for the people who are participating in the wedding, and for extended family members. Our immediate family members will be at tables on either side of us during the ceremony. The ceremony will consist of two short readings, a short opening, our own written vows, and a ring exchange. After that, there is normal dinner. After dinner, we are doing the bride and groom dance and a combined parent dance, and then two of our friends are doing toasts. Then, all out dancing. There will also be a homemade photo booth set up, complete with a DSLR and a laptop.
OK, that’s all I think I can give you! So, what will I forget? What will I regret? What other advice can you give us? What are some things I can do to keep calm in these next 6 days?