8 Tips to Make Your Wedding Day Memorable – The Vineyards

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8 Tips to Make Your Wedding Day Memorable

8 Tips to Make Your Wedding Day Memorable

1. Put your money where your heart is.

2. Be like Marie.

3. Avoid Expendables.

4. Customize.

5. Delegate!

6. Be intentional with your moments.

7. Stay hydrated and nourished.

8. Relax and enjoy!

1. Put your money where your heart is.

It perhaps will not come as a surprise to hear that weddings can be expensive. Even with the best of budgetary intentions, costs have a way of creeping up. As you embark on your planning journey, it might be wise to take an audit of the things that matter most to you. Is it quality photographs? An epic dance party? A decadent meal? Whatever will make your heart glow for years to come, make that the centerpiece of your budget.

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2. Be like Marie.

Be like Marie Author and lifestyle expert Marie Kondo said, “Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. Discard everything that does not spark joy.” We encourage you to do the same with wedding traditions and decor: if it gives you joy, keep it! If not, then set it free.

  • Don’t like the idea of a garter? Don’t do it! 
  • Want a choreographed dance? Do it!
  • Not a fan of speeches? Don’t do them!

You in all likelihood won’t have a day devoted to you and your special someone too often. Make it your favorite day! 

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3. Avoid Expendables.

Avoid expendables It is worth pausing before each purchase and asking: is this something I can rent, borrow, reuse, or resell? Take inventory of what you or your friends already have. Can you bring new life to a possesion you currently love? Is it something you will use after the wedding? Can you summon your army of friends to loan you this item? 

If you do need to buy it and won’t use it afterwards, is it something you can sell or donate? 

  • Facebook Marketplace is a great venue for wedding decor, though you might expect to get less than you paid for it, depending on the item. 
  • If it won’t sell, is it something you can donate? 
  • Perhaps you know someone who is getting married afterwards who might be able to use it. 

Finding home for items ahead of time can help curb spending and will leave less of a mess to deal with, once the honeymoon is done. 

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4. Customize.

Customize Your wedding is a celebration of the miraculous thing you have built, and the two unique people who made it. We encourage you to bring your love story into the day. Start by thinking about what you enjoy doing together. Some ideas include:

  • Board game centerpieces and have lawn games placed around the reception. 
  • Love vintage films?  Decorated using movie props. A photobus is always a fun activity.
  • If golfing is a mutual passion, set up a mini golf course.
  • Enjoy riding horses, motorcycles, or bicycles together? Encorporate it in your reception.

A wedding reception is a chance to let your guests enter into the world you have created as a pair. Have fun with it! 

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5. Delegate!

Delegate We know you are an incredible one of a kind person. Until cloning humans is possible, it is physically impossible for you to be everywhere at the same time. Set yourself up for success by delegating someone to take care of things behind the scenes so you can focus on the fun stuff: connecting with your people, and getting ready, both physically and emotionally. 

Set your helpers up to be successful by being clear with expectations beforehand. Consider meeting with them a day or two before the wedding to go over expectations. Printable timelines, check lists, and diagrams will assist in making your vision a reality. Fortunately, there are heaps of checklists on the internet that you can customize to suit your needs. The more information your people have, the more you can kick back, relax, and celebrate.

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6. Be intentional with your moments.

Be intentional with your moments  It’s worth talking with your partner beforehand to make a list of moments you don’t want to miss. In all the excitement, the day can fly by. The moments that mean the most to you, whatever may be:

  • A private dance, 
  • Dining at a sweetheart table, 
  • Or cutting the cake

Set an intention to be very present for that time. It may help to share your most important moments with a coordinator or the person in charge to help facilitate your desires.

When those key moments arrive, the two of you can step back and be present, soaking in a memory to share for years to come. 

7. Stay hydrated and nourished.

Stay hydrated and nourished In the midst of all your planning, remember to take time for self care. Delegate someone to be in charge of ensuring there is food for the wedding party the day of and take a moment to eat. And for goodness sake, drink water! Give yourself the gift of hydration. Not only will it make your skin look better for photographs but it will help prevent dehydration.

8. Relax and enjoy!

Relax and Enjoy Lots of things are going to happen on the day of your wedding. Some things may happen that you did not expect. We encourage you to emotionally budget for these modifications. If they happen, you can refocus on what is important–you and your partner found each other in this big world and you get to spend your lives together. It is very likely your guests will not notice the change in plans. After all, they are here to support you and your betrothed. 

Now go forth and celebrate your amazing day!