When it comes to your wedding day, you are undoubtedly over-the-moon excited, nervous, and intimidated. All of these emotions get rolled into a tight little ball of anxiety, and you find yourself to tense to even enjoy your big moment. John Keefe, a wedding officiant in OKC, wants you to chill out, relax, and embrace this once-in-a-lifetime moment with your partner. Below, you will find some excellent tips that, when applied, will help to harmonize your wedding day.
Start your day with a little bit or R and R.
This tip is so important! If you are having an evening or midday wedding, take the morning to do something relaxing. For instance, sleep in, crawl into a tub filled with bubbles, or grab your favorite book and read a few of the best chapters. Take time just for you before walking down the aisle.
Put your cell phone on vibrate.
Alternatively, better yet, put it away and out of your sight. The same goes for tablets, iPods, laptops, and whatever electronics you have buzzing about. Seriously, put your Maid of Honor in charge of your phone calls. Stay off of Facebook. You do not need to update the masses on the day of your wedding. You will have the whole next day to upload pics, thank people for coming, etc.
Don’t forget to eat.
No crash dieting on your wedding day, sister! Make sure you load up on high protein foods like nuts, fruits, cheese, and vegetables. Protein will keep you energized and feeling fresh while you go through the motions of what is to be the best day of your life. Nobody needs a bride or groom who is feeling faint at the alter due to lack of sustenance.
Understand that some things are simply out of your control.
You cannot control whether it rains or shines, your grandpa stepping on your dress, or a flock of toddlers crying and carrying on during the ceremony. What you can control is how you react. Weddings are going to unfold the way that they unfold. Roll with the punches, breathe, and just enjoy your day, no matter what happens.
Wear something comfortable.
Even though the perfect wedding attire might be that mermaid tail dress, are you able to breathe while you wear it? Seriously, there are plenty of options to choose from. Pick out a dress or tuxedo that allows you to move about freely. You do not want to spend the next 8 hours in an outfit that pokes your ribs, constricts your lung capacity, and makes you feel as if you have a large stick up your butt.
Steal a few minutes of solitude with your partner.
Dr. John Keefe wants you to know a wonderful practice that is known primarily in the Jewish wedding scene, but we all should adopt it. Take a few moments alone with your beloved just to connect as a married couple alone. Lock eyes, hold hands, kiss, and talk to one another. This practice will ground the both of you