It doesn’t seem likely to forget the important things on your wedding day, but it’s surprising just how many things you can forget when things are getting stressful and there are many things to remember. Here are some simple (and not so simple) things, which you should remember in the run up to the big day.
- Set an alarm!
You might have been out drinking the night before in celebration of your last night as an unmarried man, but don’t forget to set your alarm for the morning. Many grooms have accidentally slept in a little too long, and while it might not mean missing the entire ceremony, not giving yourself enough time to get ready for your wedding will cause you unnecessary stress and worries.
- Be prepared to look your best
This might seem very obvious, but you should be ready to look your best when you get married. This means buying new clothes and accessories that you can wear with pride. Remember that you’ll be having photographs taken by your own professional photographer and also friends and family who are attending the wedding. Whatever you wear will be in everybody’s photographs to remember for a long time after you’ve tied the knot. You can buy men’s formal suits in many different styles and colours, so it won’t be difficult to find something you feel comfortable and look great in.
- Eat breakfast
It’s easy to forget to eat breakfast on the best of days, so your wedding day can become so stressful that you don’t remember to get some food. However, if you’re prone to feeling nervous, anxious or getting stressed in those kinds of situations, it’s definitely a good idea to get some food down you. You probably wont eat for a good few hours until well after the ceremony and photographs have been taken, so you’ll be glad you took the time to have some food.
- Don’t drink too much in the morning
Both the bride and groom might have a few glasses of champagne on the go in the morning to calm their nerves or help them celebrate the fact they’re finally becoming husband and wife, but don’t get too carried away. Being tipsy or, even worse, drunk on your wedding day can be an absolute disaster, so if you’re desperate to start knocking back the pints, save it for the reception afterwards when you can finally let loose and enjoy yourself.
- The rings!
While this is more of a job for the best man, the rings are definitely not to be forgotten on your wedding day. Just imagine the embarrassment and horror of getting down the aisle, saying the vows and then not having a fashion ring to put on your bride’s finger. Check with the best man beforehand that he definitely has the rings, since it could turn out to be a disaster if they’ve been misplaced or lost.