For most people, their wedding day is one of the most important and special days of their life. In fact, most people call their wedding day a fairytale come true. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t an intimidating or even downright frightful day, though. Getting married is a big step that will bring new responsibilities and situations that not everyone knows about – and that’s not even including the difficulties of planning a wedding. If your significant other has recently popped the question, then here are the top 3 things you should consider before your wedding day. 

The Rising Trend of Sand Ceremonies

Sand ceremonies, an alternative to the traditional candle ceremony, are quickly becoming popular, and it’s easy to see why. They provide a unique, artistic way to demonstrate you and your significant other’s love, and, unlike with the candles, you can keep the sentiment in your home forever as a decoration. When you are planning out your ceremony, it’s worth taking time to decide if you want to deviate from tradition by including the sand ceremony. You may find that your container of combined sand, which may or may not feature of a base layer depicting the foundation of your relationship, will quickly become one of the greatest mementos from your special day.

Preparing to Stay Hydrated and Nourished

One of the main things that brides forget to consider is how they will remain both hydrated and satisfied throughout the day. More often than not, the happy couple, between pictures and speeches, won’t have the opportunity to indulge in the expensive meal that they have spent months planning. A quick solution to this problem is to have the catering company send the food back with the couple, allowing them to enjoy their meal after the day’s festivities. Make sure that you also eat breakfast – and maybe even lunch. On one of the most important days of your life, the last thing you want is to be plagued with your stomach growling and cramping until you’re finally able to eat dinner.

It’s also important to consider how you will stay hydrated. Consider bringing along a bottle of water or three when taking pictures or for speeches. Staying hydrating will keep you in your best shape, and, after an hour of taking pictures or giving two speeches thanking your guest, you’ll need it.

The Difficulties of Your Dress

If you decide to wear a large dress with dozens of layers of tulle, you may find that, while you look gorgeous, everyday tasks, such as using the restroom, are suddenly much harder. Pick someone you trust to help you with your dress when going into stalls. On the other hand, if your dress if thinner, you will need to make sure that you are wearing the proper undergarments. Few things are worse than looking back at your wedding photos weeks later only to find that you didn’t pick the proper underwear because it’s showing through your dress in the flash.