Ladies and gentlemen, if I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times. YOUR WEDDING DAY IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN! Will it be hectic, hell yeah. and you should be ready for that. Prepare. Take some yoga and relaxation classes. Get your pilates on. Should it be stressful? Hell no. You know how people get these gorgeous, smiling photographs on the craziest and most hectic day of their lives? Besides downing a bottle or so of wine, half a bottle of whiskey, a pack of Yuengling, and taking a Xanax bar or two, they remember they get to spend the rest of their life with the person they love. You've spent months and/or years planning this day to be perfect, but the honest truth is that who knows how the weather will turn out, how traffic will be...damn you I4, or what will happen that is out of your control. You can only control how you perceive the day. Fact, you will be surrounded by people you love, people who you admire and who admire you. People who want the best for you and want you to be happy. These are the truths that make your wedding day stress free and wonderful. Have fun with your friends, soon, you'll be marrying your best one!
When I first get a chance to speak with a potential client, I let them know that time is the most important aspect of their wedding day. They are a close second though :P The entire wedding is jam packed with people you haven't seen in a while and small events that need attending to. Events like getting ready, the first look, the ceremony, the reception, all extremely important. Lucky for you, you can spend eternity kissing the bride, but on the big day, you only have a minute. That's why you hire Sonacity to photograph it. :)
Each of these little events, as wonderful as they are, take time...and it's always longer than you expect. I was talking to a friend of mine (Hi Kare!) who is getting married in the upcoming months, and she brought to me the idea of "cushion time." This concept allows for you or your planner, who will undoubtedly thank you if you do this, extra time for those just in case moments. Sometimes weather goes crazy and all my Florida people know that. Other times, people might be late, or you just might want an extra minute because you're hungover. Whatever the reason, cushion time is there to be your best friend. You don't have to worry about a thing. Your wedding day is exactly that, YOUR wedding day. You should be the happiest you've ever been. You are marrying the love of your life and all is good. So ladies and gentlemen, keep in mind "cushion time." <3