Your special day has finally come, but the main event won’t take place until later. How are you supposed to deal with that kind of excitement for so long? Your brain might tell you that the morning of your wedding is a time of stress as you ensure everything is ready to go, but it doesn’t have to be that way! To make your big day even more enjoyable, here are a few fun things to do the morning of your wedding that will make the entire day memorable.
Meditate and Relax
When you wake up, you might begin to freak out a bit. Nerves and stress are almost inevitable after spending so much time planning your wedding. However, you don’t want your wedding day to be full of anxiety and worries when it should be about enjoying the occasion. Use meditation to help center yourself and stay in the moment during the rest of your wedding, rather than worrying about possible future issues.
Visit a Spa With Your Wedding Party
If meditating doesn’t work, it’s time to go all out on relaxation. A calming spa session for you and your wedding party is one of the most fun things to do the morning of your wedding. It’s also a great opportunity to spend quality time with the people closest to you on this important day. After a morning trip to the spa, you’ll feel so much more relaxed and ready to enjoy your entire wedding day.
Enjoy Your Favorite Breakfast
Many couples don’t realize that finding time to eat, even at the reception, can be difficult; everyone wants to offer their congratulations and catch up on other life events. Enjoy at least one meal on your wedding day by setting up a delicious breakfast spread for yourself and your wedding party. You’ll have more energy throughout the day, and it won’t be quite as vexing if you can’t sit down to eat dinner right away.
Have an Impromptu Photoshoot
Professional photos are what really make the memories last, but we all have the ability to capture moments that aren’t perfectly staged as the day progresses. Take plenty of photos of your wedding party as everyone gets ready for the day. Even if you’re not fully dressed up yet, you’ll want those candid photos just as much as the professional ones.
Start the Toasts Early
You obviously want to remember your wedding, but that doesn’t mean you have to restrain yourself all day. There’s nothing wrong with a drink or two with breakfast to calm any lingering nerves. Also, this might give your wedding party the opportunity to warm up with a preliminary toast before they have to speak in front of everyone you know.
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Being nervous about choosing your wedding venue is something that every person getting married goes through. Don’t worry, you aren’t alone if you’re agonizing over the perfect spot to have your big day. Planning a wedding is difficult enough as it is, so we want you to know these five key things to consider when choosing your wedding venue so you can keep everything straight in your head.
Whether you plan on having a massive affair with everyone you know or you want a smaller, more intimate wedding, the venue’s size will be a huge deciding factor in where you’ll hold the event. It’s a good idea to decide as soon as possible how big you want your wedding to be so you can immediately narrow down your list of venues. Knowing what size venue you’ll need eliminates any option that might not be big enough or is too big to be worth it for a smaller wedding.
Not every wedding venue will be a place that can accommodate guests from out of town. If you have a lot of people coming from all over the world, they’ll need places close by to stay at while they’re in town. If your venue can accommodate guests because it’s a hotel or something similar, fantastic! You just need to make sure you approve of the accommodations. If the venue can’t accommodate guests, you’ll need to make sure that there are satisfactory places to stay nearby that make it easy to get to your wedding when the day arrives.
Coordinated Wedding Theme Aesthetics
Obviously, your decorations will do most of the aesthetic work, but if they clash with the venue itself, you might end up with a look you don’t really enjoy. If you don’t want a traditional black-tie affair, all the more power to you! However, you may want to stay away from venues that look a little too stuffy or old-fashioned.
Pricing and Budget
Although it isn’t the most fun part of planning, the venue’s price point is one of the most important things to consider when choosing a wedding venue. The important thing to remember here is that a more expensive wedding doesn’t automatically equate to a “better” wedding. Be realistic with your budget when choosing a place for the ceremony and reception. If you’re on a tighter budget, a more affordable venue will allow you to focus more of that budget on other fun things, such as the food or the entertainment.
Your wedding is a big day, and you’ll want to remember it for the rest of your life! Take this opportunity to choose a venue that will give you incredible pictures that allow you to remember the day. Your New York wedding photographer can help you find the best backdrops and angles to create incredible pictures that recreate the magic you’ll feel on that special day!
A “Bomb Cyclone’ hit New York City and the East Coast yesterday. What was initially supposed to be 3-6 inches turned into 12 in some places. Phase Two will be the extreme low temperatures we will have for the next few days. Here are some photos I took during the blizzard and after.
On New Years Day I went down to down to Coney Island. It was 17 degrees outside. Hundreds of other people were there. We all came to run into the ocean and start our new year with a frigid cleanse. It was cold. Very, very cold. The water was 37 degrees. It took 4 hours for the feeling to come back to my toes. It was awesome & exhilarating I will be back next year….but not barefoot.
Here is my first official attempt at photographing strangers on the streets of NYC.
I went out and had too much fun shooting people looking up at the sun!! It reminded me of people back in the day watching the A-Bombs going off on Bikini Atoll (I am sure this is a terrible reference, but whatever…)