After all this time and hard work, everything is prepared and you're ready to tackle anything the day will throw at you.
Your Wedding Day will go by so fast - it will zoom by - and before you know it, your guests are tearfully farewelling you and you're off on your honeymoon or whatever you have planned for the next stage of your marital journey.
Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your own Wedding Day - to help you remember your own Wedding Day.
THE NIGHT BEFORE
1. If you are having a rehearsal dinner or family gathering the night before - don't get drunk! Say 'nope' to that shot offered by your cheering cousins. Trust me, you'll feel better the next day.
2. For the family gathering the night before your Wedding Day. It's so easy to keep chatting or partying with friends or family you haven't seen for awhile. BUT . . you need your beauty sleep. Organise someone to remind you of the time so you can politely exit. No puffy eyes or headache the next day. After all, it's rather an important day.
WAKE UP EARLY. ENJOY THE MORNING.
3. Do something un-wedding like with your bridal party and perhaps your Mum. Go for a walk on the beach, a bush walk, an early morning coffee at your favourite little coffee shop - anything that will ground you and take your mind off the frenzy of the wedding planning.
4. This one is simple, short and sweet. If you don't like your hair or make-up - say something! If, during the day, you want a photo of a special moment - ask your photographer! Make sure you are communicating with everybody, to make your day as perfect as it should be. The last thing you want is to look back later and think ,"If only I had . . . . . . ."
5. Yes, you have to do the rounds and greet everyone, chat with friends who have travelled long distances to be there, talk to Great-Aunt Mabel about her bunions, appease other family members who think they're at the wrong table and generally make yourself available to all and sundry who want your attention. But, there comes a point when you need to make time for each other. Head for the dance floor. Dance as if no one is watching - as they say. Enjoy your own wedding day.
IT'S ALL GOOD
6. Things will go wrong. Take a moment right now, to accept this, and move on. Any number of things can happen - the music could get messed up, food could be late, speeches done out of order and cousin Suzi's youngest could throw up in the middle of the dance floor.
It's important to remember that the day is bigger than all of this. It's about your marriage and really, all the other stuff is just details. Let it flow.
STOP TO TAKE IT ALL IN
7. This is a very important one. Remember to pause and take it all in.
It all goes by so fast, and before you know it, you're looking at photos of the day and thinking - "What just happened!"
Stay in the moment and truly enjoy your day and make wonderful memories.