HOW TO PLAN AND ENJOY YOUR WEDDING DAY…

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We are sure that by now you’ve heard more than a few times, from your friends and loved ones that your special day will pass so fast, that it will be very stressful and you won’t have the time to enjoy it as much as you want. Maria and I, as Wedding Photographers for many years now, would like to share with you some tips that might help you plan your wedding a little bit better and enjoy it to the full.
  • PRIORITIZE, PRIORITIZE AND PRIORITIZE!

Always remember that this day is a celebration for both of you. Start planning as early as you can and choose first the things that are really important to you. Then you can go on from there, remember to be flexible about the rest of the details and try to have fun while planning. Planning will require much of your time that is why it’s important to enjoy it also. Do as many things as you can together as a couple, for the rest always engage some friends or family to help you. Listen to their opinions but always decide on what YOU like.

 

  • DO NOT TRAP YOURSELF FOLLOWING PERFECTION

Your wedding will just mark the beginning of your lives together and does not have to be perfect. One of the best moments of our wedding was not planned at all. After the ceremony and before the reception Maria  and me left the premises and had a fabulous little walk by the riverside. We will both remember this always and cherish this five-ten minute walk.  Moreover it is always on the top of our list, when people ask us for the favorite moments of our wedding day. Remember the big picture; your wedding should be an expression of yourselves and does not have to be perfect!

  • ACCEPT THE FACT THAT YOU CAN’T PLEASE EVERYONE

It is a fact that you can’t make everyone happy on your wedding day, no matter how hard you try. There will always be someone who will complain about something, this might be the weather, or the sitting arrangements, or you name what. It is in our nature! The sooner you can accept this, the better it is. Please do not spend your time thinking of what people will say or do etc. Even If during your day you happen to see someone complaining, approach him, give him a hug and keep smiling! Remember the big picture and make this day about you. It really is the only day that you will get that chance!

 

  • DON’T HESITATE TO ASK FOR HELP

Your family, your close friends and your photographer (at least we!) are there to help you in anything you might want or need, before, during or after your wedding day. Do not be afraid to ask them do things for you. You can be sure that they/we will perform admirably, accordingly   and with pleasure only to see you happy! All the major planning will be done by you, so this leaves lots of last minute jobs. Ask for our help! In the last few days before the wedding you should feel relaxing and not stressful while having a million things to do!

  • GET A GOOD NIGHT’S REST

Resting and sleeping the night before your wedding day is really important. Yes, we know that it is easy for us to say it ,but you should find a way to do it! Your wedding day will be really demanding and you should be rested in order to enjoy it to the maximum!  A good night’s sleep will   also help   to ease some of the stress you might have! Moving around all night long thinking about what you have to do the next day is not pleasant at all and certainly will not help you!

We also know that the idea of having a huge party the night before your wedding with your friends is tempting and fun. Trust us you don’t want to look like a sleep deprived zombie on your wedding day, so remember the big picture and find a way to sleep and rest.

 

  • ENJOY EACH AND EVERY MOMENT

Once the day finally arrives stop thinking about details, sit back enjoy and have fun! You‘ve spent a lot of time, money and put a huge amount of effort to plan and have the wedding of your dreams, despite how small or big it is. It is a pity not to live it to the full.

Take a step back during the wedding, have a look at everyone and admire what both of you have created. All these people are there to celebrate with you both. All the hard work is done, so soak up all the love and bliss. Enjoy!

 

  • TRY TO KEEP YOUR STRESS LEVELS DOWN

Have faith in all the people that you’ve chosen for your wedding, the photographer, the DJ, the hairdresser, the make-up artist, all the vendors and trust that they will do their job efficiently and well. Even if something goes wrong, there is no reason to get upset, just go with it! Always give yourself more time to do things that you will need. For example start preparing early, get into your wedding dress early! This way you will have more time to spend with your friends and enjoy, you will have more time for photos and the stress will be relieved! Sometimes the stress builds up during the day, no worries, stop what you are doing and take five minutes for yourself/ves. Take a walk to a quiet place; even better get us with you to take some photos! You will love and cherish these photos!

  • REMEMBER TO EAT AND STAY HYDRATED

Take the time to eat and drink a lot of water during your wedding day. Especially if it is during the summer period and in Greece! We’ve seen many couples so worn out, exhausted and hungry at the end of their wedding day!  The key is to have a good breakfast, full of vitamins and protein! Yeah, we know that it might be tempting to start drinking alcohol really early but for the love of God!!! Avoid it. Except the risk of getting drunk early and literally not remember anything from your wedding day, you will also be dehydrated and worn out!

We really hope you will find all this helpful and if you found some of our tips really helpful, please feel free to tell us. Furthermore if you have a tip, we will be more than happy to hear it!!

Thank you for taking the time to read our post, we wish you all the best!

 

GEORGE & MARIA

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