You just got married! Take 10 minutes or so with your better half and just let that feeling sink in. The rest of the night is going to be spent catching up with family and friends, dancing and mingling, so use this precious time to just be with each other.
Capture shots of the bridal party and the families as well as you and your groom! As a general rule, it’s important to come prepared so your guests aren’t still waiting back at cocktail hour by the time your year anniversary rolls around (guests shouldn’t be waiting for more than an hour). Know what pictures you want to be taken and of whom you’d like them taken of. After you have done all the necessary shots and there is time leftover, you and your photographer can play around with different creative, unique photos.
You may be thinking, “wait, what about dinner?” Well, while your guests are eating dinner, you’re likely going to be making your rounds to each table so everyone can share their thoughts and tell you how stunning you look in your dress. While this is all exciting, you’re stomach is going to be grumbling. Therefore, take some time to eat before the reception begins.
If you wore high heels down the aisle, you may want to switch those out for some flats so you can get your boogie on during the reception. There are plenty of flats and sandals that were specifically designed for brides, so it shouldn’t be hard to find footwear that matches your dress!
Take a look at your hair and makeup
Before you make your grand entrance into the ceremony, glance in the mirror to see if your makeup or hair needs touching up. You’ll be happy you did when you look back on pictures from your ceremony and your face looks perfect. You wouldn’t want that one smudge of mascara to ruin your big day memories.
What else would be on your itinerary for after you’ve exchanged vows? Share your thoughts with us!
Photo credit: Jessica Kettle Photography