Coming to you with yet another post on a few things I've observed as a wedding photographer for the last 4 years. Most people don't know quite what to expect for their big day, but as someone who got married a year ago, and who sees some reoccurring things take place as I work with my clients, there's five main things I can tell you are likely to take place.
1.) You should expect things to go wrong.
Yep. Every single wedding I've ever been a part of has had some sort of last minute change of plans or several things go "wrong". Go into your day expectant of this, because not every detail will unfold perfectly. The biggest thing to remember is that you've done months of planning, and now it's finally your wedding day, so let it happen and soak up every moment.
2.) Expect to feel so excited it's overwhelming
Oh my gosh. I've seen that look on every bride's face, one where she's so grateful, happy, relieved and overwhelmed all at once. So many things are going through your head and you can hardly keep up. It's going to be amazing seeing all of your family and SO many close friends all together in one place, there, for you!
3.) You should expect to look and feel like a million bucks
You're going to look back on this feeling for years to come. I remember on my own my wedding day thinking I could've lived in that dress forever and didn't want to take my hair down from how perfectly arranged it was. And when my husband finally saw me and told me how much he loved the dress, my hair, the flowers - I really couldn't breathe.
4.) Expect the day to go by WAY too quick.
I've heard this one time after time. I can promise you that the day you've waited and planned out for months is going to fly. You'll get to the end of the day and it might seem impossible how quickly it slipped by.
That's why I want to tell you this - please enjoy it! Take the time to hug everyone you can and visit with those who came to witness this event. And look at your new husband lots of times and let your heart swell with thankfulness.
You can't get this day back.
5.) You should expect an imperfectly perfect day
Most of all, I promise you'll look back on this day and love all the beautiful imperfections. Because this is your wedding, it will be unique to YOU and your fiance. No day is perfect, but the love you share is, and that is worth celebrating.
This is the day I want to capture for you!
Your wedding day, which will be the day you'll remember for years to come.
Until next time,