7 things no one tells you about the wedding day

Start psyching yourself before your wedding day with these 7 things.

Photos: Stars gather at John Dumelo’s colourful white wedding

You’ve said yes to him, nodded your head to the wedding dress, planned out the decor, finalized the programs, even picked the cake flavor you probably want.

But there are some details you just can’t anticipate!

  • You might not have time to eat

All you might have all the knowledge about with regard to food is the amazing menu you meticulously planned. Tasting might be the thing you get to enjoy.

As a newlywed, you and your new spouse are going to be quite busy during the reception, mingling with friends and family members and being pulled in all different directions. Want to avoid dealing with a growling stomach?

  • You might not actually see (or get to talk to) every guest

Try as you might, it’s possible that you won’t get around to chatting with every single guest at your wedding reception. This is more likely if you’re working with a large guest list, of course, but even with more intimate weddings, it can be difficult to give everyone as much quality time as you’d like.

To avoid this, consider having a receiving line or map out a solid plan for greeting every guest throughout the evening.

  • The most magical moment will be when you least expect it

We promise that the most special time of the day, or weekend, is going to be something you never expected. A stolen minute or two with your soon-to-be spouse, a hug from your dad or an impromptu speech by your college roommate could end up meaning the world to you.

  • Your face will hurt from smiling so much

Thousands of pictures aside, you'll be smiling all day because it's going to be the best day ever. You're marrying your best friend, after all!

Between finally "making it official" with your partners and dancing like crazy with all of your close friends and family, there's literally no reason to frown (even if it rains).

  • You'll feel different

Even if you and your other half have been cohabiting for years, once you're legally wed, things will feel official. It might just be a slight shift or it could feel like a noticeable change, but it will definitely seem like the real deal—because it is!

  • You will be exhausted

Let's face it, you won't get too much sleep the night before your wedding. Between stressing over the seating chart, a tiff with your mom or just overall excitement for the day to come, you'll be seriously lacking in shut-eye. Pro tip: Under-eye concealer will be your best friend.

  • You will be nervous at certain times

The time leading up to the walk down the aisle will be the most anxiety-ridden 10 minutes you'll ever have not forgetting the exchange of vows. But It makes sense you're about to make a life-changing decision in front of all the people you love and care about the most.

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