finding time for yourselves on your wedding dayWednesday, February 12, 2014
Our wedding day was one of the most memorable and special days of my life. Hubby and I spent a year planning all the details together, and then when the day finally arrived it was over in a flash. A beautiful, happy flash that makes me smile when I think about it.
One of the key things we wanted to ensure was that we had some 'just us' time together on the day. After investing so much time planning how great our wedding day would be, it was important to make sure we would have the opportunity to enjoy it together. And getting some time away from our happy and talkative friends and family was a challenge!
Here are some of the things that we pre-planned, and I would thoroughly recommend you think about including on your wedding day so you have the opportunity to celebrate together...
1. Go for a walk.
After skipping happily down the aisle together as husband and wife for the first time consider disappearing for a few minutes alone to celebrate. We went for a quiet walk (yes the photographer did follow). This was one of my favourite moments of the day.
2. Have a private picnic.
On recommendation from our photographer we had our wedding venue pack us and our wedding party a picnic to take along when we had our photographs together. Nothing beats popping bubbly and having a toast with your best mates.
3. Take some time out together while your guests are being seated.
As our guests were finding their seats, making themselves comfortable, reading our wedding table postcards, and enjoying the Japanese themed table settings we took a quiet moment outside to enjoy the stunning view. We chose our wedding venue for its amazing view of endless rolling hills and had flown over 24 hours from the UK to New Zealand to be there ourselves. It made sense to pause and really enjoy the moment.
4. Sneak off when the party is in full swing.
This is the last photograph our wedding photographer took of us before disappearing for the night and leaving us to it. The party was well under way, and our guests didn't notice us slip away for a few private moments to celebrate.
5. Lastly, enjoy every moment.
In the end Hubby and I hung out loads on our wedding day and still got to speak and laugh with all our family and friends. Having a few planned moments really helped us do this without any extra stress.
No matter what type of wedding you have the day will fly by (trust me) - so do pause every so often and try to take it all in. Our wedding day honestly only felt about 30 minutes long.