What Not To Do On Your Wedding Day?

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and understandably, you want it to be perfect. However, while there are countless articles and guides out there on what you should do on your big day, there is surprisingly little advice on what not to do. This is where we come in, with expert advice on what to avoid doing on your wedding day, ensuring that your celebration runs smoothly, stress-free, and without any unwanted mishaps.

Weddings are packed full of expectations, traditions, and rituals. It’s no surprise that amidst all of the excitement, the joy of the day can often be overshadowed by a good dose of stress. However, there is no need to panic. By recognizing common wedding day pitfalls ahead of time, you can ensure a smooth and enjoyable day that you and your loved ones will cherish.

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Don’t be Fashionably Late

Ask any seasoned wedding guest, and they will tell you that it is rare for a bride to be on time. However, being fashionably late can actually cause undue panic and stress to both the bride and the groom. Not only can tardiness ruin the timing of the ceremony and other wedding events but it can also fray nerves, leaving people feeling stressed and unhappy. Make sure you schedule plenty of time to prepare yourself, arrive at the ceremony location well in advance, and avoid that fashionably late entrance that can turn your big day into a stressful one.

Avoid Being a Control Freak

It is understandable that you want everything to be perfect on your wedding day. However, you cannot be in control of every small detail. Trying to be a control freak will only stress you out and your guests, as there is bound to be something that doesn’t go according to plan. Moreover, letting small things go means that you can enjoy the big picture and stop sweating the small stuff.

Don’t Forget to Eat and Stay Hydrated

If you’re like many brides, you may find that you’re too busy to eat much on your wedding day. However, skipping meals, and not drinking enough water can result in feeling cranky, lightheaded, or even fainting. Ensure that you snack and keep hydrated throughout the day so that you feel your best and ready to enjoy all of your planned events.

Don’t Get into Arguments with Family Members

Family dynamics can be challenging to navigate on a normal day, let alone on your wedding day. Remember, your wedding is about bringing people together, not watching them fall apart. If a conflict arises, try to take a step back, take a few deep breaths, and then come back and address the issue calmly and politely. It’s vital that on your big day, you focus on the love you have for your partner and the joy you share with your loved ones.


Q: Why is it important to avoid being a control freak on my wedding day?

A: Trying to control every detail will only cause undue stress and can make it virtually impossible to enjoy all of the wonderful things that happen on your wedding day. It is essential to let small things go, enjoy the big picture and remember what your day is all about– celebrating your love!

Q: Is it really necessary to eat on my wedding day if I’m too nervous or excited to do so?

A: Yes, it is crucial to eat and stay hydrated throughout the day. Skipping meals and not drinking enough water can lead to feeling ill or even fainting. Keep yourself energized so that you can enjoy all the amazing moments of your big day.


Your wedding day is meant to be one of the happiest days of your life. However, the stress of planning and preparation can often override the joy of the occasion. By following our expert advice on what not to do on your big day, you can ensure that you, your partner, and your loved ones have a memorable and stress-free celebration. So, relax, breathe, and enjoy your special day. You deserve it!


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