Many women dream of their wedding day from the time they are little girls. They have pretend weddings, look at beautiful gowns and dream up wonderful themes and colors.
Some even scribble in their notebooks the name they would have if they married their current boyfriend, with little hearts float around the name.
Although brides want their weddings to be memorable, they don’t want it remembered as the worst wedding their friends have ever attended. Here are a few ideas that probably should have been dismissed the minute someone uttered them.
Singing by the bride and groom: If you can’t sing, don’t. You don’t want to serenade your soon-to-be-spouse in front of a room full of friends and family if you can’t carry a tune. Some may consider signing their vows but that might not be the best idea. Others may want to break into song at the reception. Just make sure it’s something the bride and groom both want and that they can sing.
Radical change in hair and makeup: OK, if you are an eccentric person who is always in bold beautiful colors and hairstyles, you should be yourself at your wedding. If you are a super conservative and traditional bride, don’t try a radical switch in hairstyles or hair color right before the wedding. If you want to change, do it long before the wedding and make sure you like it. The same goes for makeup. If your look is more natural, you probably don’t want your makeup to look like you’re hitting the clubs after ceremony. It’s always a good idea to consult with your stylist. They know you and can make suggestions to ensure you have the look you want.
Watch out for high tide: A beach wedding isn’t a bad idea. It’s a beautiful spot for a wedding — unless it’s high tide and your spot is now under water. Beaches can be the perfect venue for a wedding if you plan ahead and be prepared. Know where the water is at high tide and low tide and check the beach the day before and morning of the wedding for red tide, dead fish, etc. You also need to be prepared for bad weather and possibly even hurricanes. Watch how close you get to the water, too, in those wedding photos. How many videos have we seen of brides falling off a dock or getting hit by a wave?
Indoor fireworks or pyrotechnics: The only sparks flying at a wedding should be those between the bride and groom. Would a flash of light in vibrant colors make for a beautiful backdrop? Sure, but not if it catches something on fire.
Budget busting: You likely have a budget you have to live within. You may be tempted to splurge on your wedding and that may be fine the day of the wedding. But when it comes to paying those bills after that special day, some things might not seem worth it anymore. Just remember the day is about you and the person you love. It’s not about how much money you spend, how extravagant the decorations are or how big it is. It will be a memorable day for you regardless.
If you need some help avoiding some possible wedding pitfalls, Cre8 Salon and Spa in Cape Coral, Florida, can help!