There’s no doubt the bride is always the most decked-out individual in a wedding. It is indeed her moment to shine.
The problem is that, more often than not, looking like the most glorious creature on a wedding day can also be the most physically and emotionally uncomfortable. A lot of brides just bear with it; after all, a typical wedding only lasts several hours. However, if you’re not keen on the idea of sacrificing your comfort in any way on this day, you don’t need to.
One clever way of making sure you, the bride, are as comfortable as possible on your wedding day is by hiring a highly experienced wedding planner. The assistance of a professional is often enough to provide any bride peace of mind on her wedding day.
For other ideas on how to make your big day enjoyable instead of stressful, here is a simple guide to use.
1. Choose a wedding dress based on style and function.
Most of the time, brides only choose dresses that make them feel pretty. Once they find the dress that brings tears of joy to their eyes, they forget about all the practical considerations.
If you desire to be as comfortable as possible on your wedding day, take into account the different things you’ll have to do in your dress, such as getting in and out of the car, going to the powder room, dancing, and others. Simulate these activities when you’re at the bridal shop choosing your wedding dress. Once you find that stylish dress that allows you to move freely, you’ve got yourself a winner.
2. Pick a good pair of shoes or make sure you have a pair of comfy substitute footwear that you can change into.
It’s hard to enjoy a party when your feet are killing you. So make sure you choose a really good pair of comfy yet nice-looking shoes that go with your dress.
With the perfect shoes, you can take part in all the fun activities on your wedding day and still look awesome when it’s time to thank your guests and bid them adieu.
3. Meet with your entourage.
If your entourage is composed of dear friends, then you know you have a reliable support group. Share with them your concerns about the day, such as your trips to the restroom, or that cousin of yours who says the most inappropriate things, or the little kids that might get too unruly, and others.
The members of your entourage will probably volunteer to help in any way even before you ask. Those who are committed to helping can be given assignments and you can already forget about the concerns that they will cover for you.
4. Discuss the layout of the wedding venue with your wedding planner.
Your wedding planning team can help design the layout of the venue for your day. If you want to avoid tackling stairs because of your wedding dress, for example, they can come up with solutions to make mobility easy for you.
Likewise, if you wish to reserve a private restroom for you so you can freshen up and relieve yourself with ease, your wedding planner can cover that as well.
List all your concerns regarding your mobility and even the maintenance of your nice appearance. You’re allowed to be a diva on your wedding day. Take a cue from Mariah Carey, who always tells stage designers not to use any water element because she doesn’t want her hair to turn into a huge frizz ball while performing.
These are just a few reasons why you should hire a wedding planner. A top-notch wedding planning team can provide you a treasure trove of solutions to ensure your complete satisfaction on your wedding day. You can be certain that the team will examine the occasion thoroughly and identify aspects of it that can be improved to increase your comfort in going about the day.
5. Don’t ever do without a dry run.
Put your mind at ease by knowing all the details regarding how your big day should go. Apart from running the program with your planner, simulate the wedding. Many brides today don’t bother with rehearsals because they believe too much structure spoils the fun. But if you don’t want awkward lulls and potentially embarrassing moments, schedule a rehearsal.
A rehearsal will also prove helpful if you’re renting a place by the hour. Another important advantage you get from it is that if there are adjustments that need to be made, your wedding planning team can come up with solutions to restore order to the program.
The key here is to be practical. Get the help you need and focus on how you can make this event as enjoyable as possible. After all, if there’s any life event where a woman should get what she wants, it’s definitely her wedding day.
Masha Cain is a founder and a managing director of Fabulous Day Weddings & Events. Masha’s idea of having a wedding planning agency came from having a wedding planner at her own wedding. Now, 5 years later, there are over 100 successful weddings designed and planned by Masha and her team.