You’ve spent months to years planning your perfect day and now it’s here! If you’re not careful your wedding day will pass you by in a flash. However, there are things you CAN do to slow down, breathe, and create intentional moments during your wedding day. Because trust me…you’re going to want your wedding day to last as long as possible…
01 | Do a Couple’s First Look with your Reception Space
Talk with your wedding planner and photographer ahead of time about doing a “First Look” with your reception space. While your guests are off celebrating YOU during cocktail hour, take a few minutes to sneak away to your reception with your partner and take in the untouched space before anyone gets there.
Taking in your reception space alone allows you to (1) see all the magic come to life that you’ve worked so hard on that you might otherwise miss in the rush of it all and (2) have a few minutes of quiet with your partner away from it all.
02 | Take a private moment to open gift(s) from your partner
If you and your partner plan to exchange gifts on your wedding day do so privately. Take a quiet moment to be alone, read your letter, and soak in the gift from your partner. This small moment helps get intentional and get even more excited about your upcoming ceremony and celebration.
03 | Keep the morning slow and fun
Spend the morning doing something easy and fun like breakfast with your best friends, having a spa morning, going for a quiet walk alone, having a private yoga session, or even going skeet shooting with your besties.
Whatever helps you feel relaxed and at ease…do it! Spend time just relaxing and enjoying the morning however fuels you before events get rolling!
04 | Take care of all your portraits before the ceremony so you have time to relax with your partner and closest friends and family
By taking your newlywed portraits, family pictures, and bridal party pictures before the ceremony, you leave yourself spare time after the ceremony to rest and breathe. Take these moments after your ceremony to soak in the newlywed moments with your partner and closest friends and family. You can just enjoy this time together without worrying the long list of portraits you’re about to take.
05 | Have a Private Last Dance
This might be my favorite tip. Be sure to communicate with your wedding planner, entertainment team, and photographer to let them know you want a private last dance. While your guests are lining up to wish you well and send you off, you and your partner get your reception space to yourselves one last time and get to soak in the night alone. Private last dances are a beautiful intentional way to end the night well and then exit in fashion.
Now…take a moment and see where you can sneak in some intentional moments into your wedding day!
P.S. – Dina and Paul implemented each of these intentional moments into their wedding day and it created time for them to soak in moments and celebrate their wedding day by focusing on each other, their relationship, and their faith.
Thanks to all the incredible vendors that made their wedding day possible…can’t wait to share more from Dina and Paul’s day soon!
Venue | Foxhall Resort Legacy Lookout
Planning | Georgia Grace Weddings
Photography | Amanda Olivia Photography
Videography | Daniel Shackleford
Florist | Gardenia Floral Design
Bridal Gown | Winnie Couture
Bridal Shoes | Bella Belle Shoes
Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Shona Joy
HAMU | Brushworx
Groom’s Attire | The Black Tux
Cake | Pine Cone Bakery
Stationery | Paper Daisies Stationery
Design + Catering | Bold Events
Neon Sign | The Neon Company
Transportation | Atlantic Limousine + Transportation
Film Processing | Photovision Prints