On the most important day of your life, you can’t help but be excited—and maybe a little bit nervous. All of the planning and strategizing you’ve put into your wedding can make you feel like it’s already come and gone before the big day even arrives. But there’s plenty to look forward to! Here are five things that only happen on your wedding day:
One thing you’ll never forget about your wedding day is the first look. This is a moment that you can’t get back—it’s one of those “once-in-a-lifetime” experiences, and it will make for some incredible photos. Not only does the first look allow a couple to enjoy a moment together in private before the bustle of their day, but it allows them to savor what’s happening without being distracted by all the excitement around them.
Walking Down the Aisle
Walking down the aisle is a moment you may have been dreaming of your entire life. It may be the first time that you’ll see your future spouse in their wedding dress. This is where your nerves and excitement may begin to show. But think about how wonderful it will be with all of your family and friends surrounding you.
The First Kiss
The first kiss is a momentous occasion for any couple. It’s the first time that you’ll be able to share an intimate, private moment in public with your partner, so it’s important to make sure it goes smoothly. To ensure this happens, there are several things to keep in mind:
Make sure you’re facing each other. You don’t want one or both of you getting turned around and accidentally smooching someone else’s cheek or nose!
Have the minister or person marrying you move out of the way of the photographer.
Turn and look at your guests. Soak it all in. This is your first time being presented as a married couple.
Last Private Dance
A new trend is having a private last dance together before the reception is over. This provides amazing photo and video opportunities and allows your guests to get ready for the grand exit. I recommend taking care not to dance too long since you don’t want anyone waiting outside to leave.
When You’re Finally Alone
When you’re finally alone, the day is over and you can relax. You can review all the things you enjoyed at your wedding. And just like that, you’ve officially started your life together!
The bottom line is that it’s important to remember how special your wedding day is and to take a beat to savor the moments you’ll never get back — like your first look, walking down the ai