Authored by: Jim Emerson
September 27, 2012

It’s your wedding day and no bride can remember the “top ten” things she is supposed to do on the most joyous, yet potentially stressful, day of her life. So here are two things that you want to remember on your special day:

Ceremony Detail. Personal items brought into the ceremony can make all the difference, so make sure they are not left at home.

These may include: your wedding bands, the ring bearer’s pillow, the flower girl baskets, unity or memorial candles (and matches), and a copy of the vows (in a font large enough to read; written on cue cards – they look better in the photos and are a great keepsake); and of course your marriage license. This is by far the most forgotten item on a wedding day. Assign the Best Man or a family member to ensure that your marriage license arrives at your venue.

Smile and Enjoy.  All the people you love, and who love you, are together with one purpose - to celebrate with you. There are going to be hundreds of photos taken of you and your husband, so enjoy it. Smile, take a deep breath, and remember to laugh. You’ve worked hard and done everything you can do, now sit back, kiss your hubby, and update your Facebook status!

Your wedding is a once in a lifetime celebration and it will be over in a flash. So savor every moment. Don't let the crying baby or obnoxious uncle get under your skin.  After all, if you missed anything, don’t worry if something “goes wrong” – you and your husband will be able to watch the bloopers on You Tube!  

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We hear you Kylie, That said, if more couples did rehearsals, there would be less need to double check details just before the ceremony.
May 7, 2013 | Enduring Promises

When I got married the Officiant put more stress on me with her last minute instructions than I experienced during the entire planning process. So a word to all Officiants out there, please no last minute details - just point me in the direction of the washroom...then I'll meet you at the front.
May 6, 2013 | Kylie

Oh dear! Thanks for sharing Gwenn. Any chance you could send us that link??
February 25, 2013 | Enduring Promises

You kid about wedding bloopers being posted to YouTube. I was at a wedding where the couple didn't have a rehearsal and the processional was so disorganized that one of the guests, who was videoing the ceremony, posted it on YouTube. To be honest, my husband and I laugh about it when we watch it on YouTube, but just felt embarrassed for my friend when it was happening. So, your right, pay attention to the details, cuz you don't want your wedding bloopers posted for the world to see. Thanks for the post.
February 23, 2013 | Gwenn

Hi Judy, With all the small details to take care of, we realize that it is not the easiest thing to remember. Just constantly keep reminding yourself to "savour every moment" and you'll already be one step closer to doing just that! Let us know how your day goes!
January 24, 2013 | Enduring Promises

Got it - "savor every moment" - great advice. Now I just need to remember it on my wedding day!
January 18, 2013 | Judy

Thanks for the comment Lori. The moment goes by so quickly - so smiling and enjoying truly is the best advice!
November 16, 2012 | Enduring Promises

I am already scared that I am going to trip walking up the aisle or forget my vows, so to give me a list of the 10 most important things to remember ain't going to happen. You gave the best advise - "smile and enjoy". Even I can remember that!
November 15, 2012 | Lori

It always is a surprise to see what may have been forgotten! That check-list is vital!
November 12, 2012 | Enduring Promises

I know this doesn't happen often, but I have done a couple of weddings where the bride forgot her bouquet ... unusual, I know, but it happens. You probably don't want to forget that important item.
November 10, 2012 | Paul

Thanks Sandy! A great reminder of what really counts!
October 24, 2012 | Enduring Promises

I TOTALLY agree that the day passes so quickly - too quickly. If I could relive the day I would forget about the "stuff" and just enjoy the moment - every single moment!! Great reminder - SMILE and ENJOY - nothing else matters on your wedding day?
October 22, 2012 | Sandy