As you approach the pinnacle of your love story, the anticipation of your wedding day may be met with a mix of excitement and nervousness. To help you glide seamlessly through the intricate details of your special day, here are some essential wedding day tips that cover everything from bow ties and boutonnières to walking down the aisle.
1. Tying the Perfect Bow Tie:
For the groom and groomsmen, mastering the art of tying a bow tie is a crucial skill. Start by placing the bow tie around your neck, with one end slightly longer than the other. Cross the longer end over the shorter end, tuck it underneath, and pull it through. Adjust until the bow looks symmetrical. Practice makes perfect, so don’t hesitate to try it a few times before the big day.
2. Boutonnières for Groomsmen and the Mother of the Bride:
The boutonnière adds a touch of elegance to the wedding ensemble. Groomsmen should wear theirs on the left lapel, aligning with the heart. For the mother of the bride, the boutonnière is traditionally worn on the right side. However, this is a personal choice – some mothers prefer the left side to coordinate with the groomsmen. Choose the side that feels right for you and complements the overall aesthetic.
3. Escorting the Bride Down the Aisle:
The timeless tradition of the father escorting the bride down the aisle carries symbolic significance. The father typically walks on the right side of the bride, leaving his right arm free. This tradition dates back to medieval times when the groom might need his sword hand free to fend off potential threats. While the threats have changed, the tradition endures, signifying the protective role of the father.
4. Sewing Kit for Dress Emergencies:
Mishaps can happen, and having a small sewing kit on hand can be a lifesaver. From a loose button to a tiny tear, a quick fix can save the day. Pack a compact sewing kit with needles, thread in various colours, safety pins, and small scissors. We always carry one with us so it’s readily available when needed.
5. Moisturiser for Ring Glide:
A clever tip for ensuring smooth ring exchange moments is to apply a bit of moisturiser on the ring finger. This helps the ring slide on effortlessly. Keep a small tube in your wedding day essentials bag, ensuring that this symbolic moment is as seamless as your journey together.
6. Prioritise Comfort:
Comfort is key on your wedding day. Ensure that your attire is not only stylish but also comfortable enough to move and dance freely. Consider the weather conditions and choose fabrics that will keep you comfortable throughout the day and night.
7. Delegate Responsibilities:
On the day of the wedding, delegate specific responsibilities to trustworthy friends or family members. Having a designated point person for each task ensures that everything runs smoothly, allowing you to focus on the joyous celebration.
8. Take Time for Intimate Moments:
Amidst the whirlwind of the day, steal a few intimate moments with your partner. Take a deep breath, absorb the atmosphere, and savour the significance of the day you’ve been dreaming of.
In the intricate tapestry of your wedding day, these tips act as threads that weave together to create a seamless and joyous celebration. From the bow ties to the boutonnières, and every moment in between, may your wedding day be a reflection of the love and commitment you share.
As you embark on this journey, let Fran and Karen be your visual storytellers, capturing the magic of your love in the breathtaking landscapes of Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Here’s to a day filled with love, laughter, and memories that will last a lifetime.