When you’re getting married, you want your big wedding day to go without a hitch. In order for this to happen, don’t do any of these things that I’ve seen actual couples do on their wedding day that almost made their big day not happen.
Don’t dye your hair the day of your wedding. I had a friend do this and she had to take pictures with her purple hair that was supposed to come out red. She was devastated.
Do check out your venue before you get married so you know where it is. My sister was an hour late for her own wedding because she forgot where the church was that she was being married in, and her husband-to-be was already at the church.
If you don’t want certain people at your wedding and they show up anyway, don’t make a big scene in front of everyone and hold the wedding ceremony up. An ex showed up at a friend’s wedding and she chewed him up one end and down the other, creating a huge spectacle in front of everyone, when she should have just ignored him and went on with her day.
Get your nails done the day before the wedding. My brother’s wife got hers done the day of and they didn’t go with her dress, making her late for her big day trying to rectify her too-long nails.
Get your tux before your wedding day. A friend of mine didn’t try on his tux until the wedding was minutes away, and it was too short. He had to trade with one of the groomsmen to even everything out.
Make sure you’ve paid up with the venue you’re supposed to be married at so you don’t have to change to another location last minute. Nobody can find you when they’re at your previous location.
Don’t do an outdoor wedding at a time of year where weather is unpredictable. I witnessed a wedding at the hotel I worked at that that had to be moved into the lobby last minute because of a downpour. Not a very special day when you can hear front desk clerks answering phones and checking in guests in the background when you’re trying to say your vows.
Don’t get so drunk you throw up all over your dress. This happened at an acquaintance’s wedding, and she was totally snockered and ruined her dress, not to mention the mood of her special day.
On that note, don’t be so concerned about your day that you don’t eat or drink and pass out in front of everyone, like my cousin did.
Don’t forget the rings!
Don’t do your walk-through the day of the wedding, as in 5 minutes before you’re being married, like my dad and his wife did. The result is an awkward, out of line wedding party who doesn’t know what they’re doing.
Don’t let a dog be the ring bearer. The dog WILL wander, and you WILL be angry.
If your flower girl doesn’t want to do her job, go without, or else she’ll throw a fit 3 steps down the aisle and embarrass everyone.
Don’t yell at your soon-to-be spouse 5 minutes before the ceremony where everyone can hear you. If you’re stressed out, keep it to yourself.
Don’t tell everybody last minute that you didn’t want any kids at the wedding when they have all their children in tow. If you didn’t want kids there, you should have said so in the invitation.
Don’t leave the cake out in the sun to melt all day and get covered in debris and ants.
Don’t be unprepared if you start your period 10 minutes before your wedding is about to begin. Happened to a coworker of mine who had to walk down the aisle with toilet paper shoved in her underwear.
Don’t try out your new hairdo the day of the wedding. Do a practice round first. Otherwise, you’ll end up walking down the aisle with a huge bun on your head that looks like a big ball in pictures.
Don’t smear cake all over your new spouse’s face. It’s rude.
Don’t ride a horse in your wedding if you don’t ride horses regularly. It just looks stupid with you bobbing along.
Don’t run out of gas on your way to the venue and make everyone wait for you. Gas up the night before.
There are so many things that can go wrong with a wedding, and so many things that can go right. Be prepared, be smart, and don’t stress the small stuff, and even if you have a few glitches, your wedding will still be a great one!