Your wedding day is finally here- take it all in! Whether you’ve been planning this day since you were five years old or for only a matter of months, the big day is always over in a flash. All I can recommend is to enjoy every moment! For these do’s and don’ts for the big day, we’ve turned to celebrity planner and Zola Tastemaker Stefanie Cove.
Stefanie has established herself as one of the preeminent event producers in the world. With 15 years combined experience in the hospitality and event planning industries, and as the managing partner at Yifat & Oren Associates, Stefanie has unparalleled knowledge of how to seamlessly orchestrate an event, domestic or destination, from inception through completion. Molly Sims, Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore, and Behati Prinsloo all count Stefanie as their meticulous yet calm wedding planner extraordinaire.
1 | Don’t Be Nervous
Calm your nerves. Weddings are such joyous occasions, but they can also be very stressful and a big monument of life. Vowing to dedicate the rest of your life with one person is no small matter and of course should not be taken lightly. Enjoy getting primped and pampered, having your best friends and family with you, and know it’s totally okay to sip on a glass of champagne (or tequila!) if you need to.
2 | Do Remember It’s Your Big Day
Always keep in mind that this day is about you and your fiancée. Don’t let family or friends make you think otherwise or guilt you into feeling bad about anything. If the two of you want an extra ten minutes alone after the ceremony, take it.
3 | Don’t Pick Uncomfortable Shoes
Whatever your choice of footwear on your big day may be, I highly encourage you to bring a pair of comfy flats for when your feet hurt. While heels or other fun shoes may look great for the photos, remember that comfort is key. You’ll be happy you have a pair of flats when you’re more focused on dancing the night away rather than your sore feet!
4 | Do Eat Throughout the Day
Basic meals (including dinner!) are still important on your wedding day! Brides and grooms are often so preoccupied the day of that they forget to eat and hydrate. A tip to help you savor dinner- don’t go table to table to say hello to every guest. There will plenty of time to socialize after you eat. The last thing you want is a stomach or headache to put a damper on your big day.