Whether you’ve always dreamed of a Disney-style happy ending, or you prefer to keep things sleeker and more minimalist, your wedding day is guaranteed to be magical. To prove this fact, here is a compiled list of the top eight moments that will make your day as special as it should be.
One of the most exciting parts of a wedding day is while the bride is getting ready to say ‘I do,’ surrounded by her closest friends and family.
It has become somewhat of a modern tradition for the bride and her attendants to stay together the night before, even at the venue itself, should there be appropriate accommodation.
This time spent together gives the bride some much-needed chill time as well as support to quiet any of those wedding day nerves that may be creeping in.
Walking Down the Aisle
The moment that you appear to walk down the aisle is truly one of the biggest wow moments of the entire day. Everybody is gathered, and all eyes are on you as you make your way towards your partner, waiting at the other end.
This is the moment to show off that stunning dress that you’ve been keeping under wraps for months.
Vows and Rings
Putting all the rest to one side for the moment, this is the part your day is truly about – your declaration and commitment to your partner for life. Wedding vows are not set in stone anymore, and many couples choose to write their own personalized promises to one another, signifying their love in a unique way.
The ceremony is also the time when it is traditional to exchange rings as a physical reminder of those important words.
After you’ve made your vows and been declared a married couple, a charming drinks reception, perhaps on the lawns or terrace, will give you a chance to catch your breath. This is a time that is usually earmarked for photos while your guests relax and chat.
The wedding breakfast (very rarely actually served anywhere near breakfast time) is a tradition that dates back to 17th century Europe, where couples actually would get married at the early morning mass and then ‘break their fast.’ Nowadays, it is typical to do this over several courses that are cooked and served by specialist wedding catering services.
The moment for the best man to shine! Speeches are typically given once everybody has finished eating and are an opportunity for those closest to the newlywed couple to share memories, moments, and laughs.
Whether you’ve been practicing for months or are happy just to turn in a slow circle, the first dance is the perfect way to begin the evening’s celebrations. Choosing the first dance song can be tricky, but if you stick to one that sums up your love for one another, you won’t go far wrong.
Partying the Night Away
So, all the traditions have been carried out, and you’re legally a married couple. Every guest has been fed and watered, and the speeches have been funny and heartfelt in equal measure. What better to do now than party the night away?
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