After all the planning and preparation, you’re down to the day you’ll say “I do.” But here’s a list of a few things you should say “I don’t,” I can’t” and “I won’t” to.
1. Don’t be a Part of any Planning Activities
Time to delegate the task to a relative who’s willing to help. If you don’t have anyone to ask, skip it. Your guests won’t notice or care about the tiny little detail you don’t have covered but they will notice if you look tired and stressed out!
2. Don’t Be a Contact Option
Without a doubt, there will be out-of-towners or distant friends that need info on the d-day. Don’t let that be your job. Delegate that task to one of your bridesmaids or even your favorite aunt, who may have offered to help out.
3. Don’t Stress on the Weather
The number one wedding day detail you can’t control is RAIN. So if it rains, embrace it, take photos outside under an umbrella and focus on your friends and family. Just have sure you have FUN even in the rain.
4. Don’t Drive Yourself Around
We know you’re perfectly capable of driving, but you might be a little distracted. Have a friend or family member to drive you to and from salon appointments (or anywhere you need to go) starting a day or two to the wedding.
5. Don’t Drink Too Much Wine
It’s totally normal to have a glass of wine with your bridesmaids before the ceremony, but don’t overdo it. You want to remember every single moment of the ceremony, not to mention look your best.
6. Don’t Get a Massage or Exercise
While it is a great idea to get regular massages in the months leading up to the wedding to reduce stress and help you relax, it’s not a good idea to get a massage the day of your wedding. If you do, you risk sore muscles which can cost you lose some dance moves.
7. Don’t Pack for Your Honeymoon
Ideally, you’d have packed for your honeymoon several days before the wedding. If you’re not quite finished and you’re leaving that night, delegate the task to a close friend. If you’re not leaving until the next day, put it out of your mind for the day and do it after the wedding.
8. Don’t Underestimate Your Schedule
Make sure you’ve allowed for some extra time in between having your hair and makeup done and getting to your ceremony, especially if you’re having it done somewhere else. Traffic could be bad or your hair and makeup could take longer than expected.
9. Don’t Skip a Meal
Eat! Seriously, you have to have something in your stomach the morning of the wedding — trust us, one meal won’t affect how your dress fits but it would sure affect you looks if you faint at the altar!
10. Don’t Wear Your Shoes for the First Time
Take the time to shop and test your shoes several weeks before the wedding day. Even if you’re not planning to wear 5-inch heels, you’ll want to make sure you’re not setting yourself up for blisters. Test them in by putting them on and walking around your house for an hour or two several times until they feel good. And always bring a backup pair of sandals or ballet flats just in case.