5 Things NOT to Do On Your Wedding Day

It’s finally here: the culmination of months of planning.

It's the morning of your wedding. Hours away from saying "I do", and you just want everything to be perfect. 

Understandable, of course, but it's your wedding day, and you damn well deserve to enjoy yourself.  Given the months of planning, stressing and sorting out, it can be tempting to squeeze both hands around the tiller and refuse to let go.

But don't.  It's time to breathe, let go and get married. 

With that in mind, here are our 5 suggestions on what NOT to do on the morning of your wedding

Don't skip on food. 

This is especially true if you're planning on knocking back the prosecco.  Nerves are an appetite killer, but it's important to eat something. Unless, of course, you plan on adding a swan dive to your grand entrance.  Chances are you wedding breakfast won't be until mid-late afternoon, so be sure to keep some light snacks around for when you're getting ready.  This is not the day to worry about calories, either. Your buttons and zips will still do up even if you've cained a breakfast buffet. 

Don’t overdo it on the booze.

It sounds simple enough, but you'd be surprised at the number of wedding horror stories circulating the internet about couples hitting the sauce a little too hard on their big day. 

It's easy to turn a few sips of champagne into a few bottles.  No one is saying go sober, but if you want to be able to remember the 'happiest day of your life' then don't go too crazy.  Stay hydrated and make sure that you're not throwing back shots on an empty stomach. 

Stop trying to micromanage everything.

Have faith in your wedding planner and venue. You've done all the prep-work, and at some point you have to let go and enjoy.  If there's something or someone that needs chasing up on the morning of the wedding, then pass it on to someone in the wedding party.  Enjoy the hours before your wedding, because it'll be over before you know it. 

Speaking of which…

Put your phone away. 

Seriously, there's nothing on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram more important to you than your wedding.  Of course, there's the temptation to check, to respond to well-wishers, but put the phone in a drawer and ignore it.  If you can't resist, then at least limit yourself to a few minutes at a time.  If you want to share your pictures and wedding preparation with everyone, then let other members of the wedding party do it for you. 


No new cosmetics

The last thing you want on your wedding day is an unsightly allergic reaction spreading across your skin. Whatever you put on your skin that morning: perfume, foundation, blusher, lotion or fake-tan, it's vital that you've tried it before. 

This goes for new shoes, too.  Unless you want to be limping through your first dance then make sure they're worn in. 

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