While in the midst of planning, it's easy to become wrapped up in the details: location, dress, cake, food, wedding party, honeymoon - a list you probably know all too well. But do you ever let yourself stop and remember "why" you're doing all of this? Your fiance! You have, at last, found your one true life's companion, that happy place that means not only will you never be alone again but you are about to marry your happily ever after! It's amazing! The thing is, losing site of our spouse-to-be isn't just a casualty of wedding planning, it can also follow you right up to your wedding day. After the I Dos and celebration, more and more couples seem to share in the feeling that they actually missed seeing one another on their own wedding day even though they are the main attraction! Sure, you're at the altar together, but that's not necessarily alone time. After the ceremony, it's pictures before rushing to a reception where you will exchange more hugs, smiles and congratulations than you ever thought possible! All of this is part of what makes your wedding day so unforgettable but it's also important to take some time for just the two of you - alone. So here we've provided you with a few tips for stealing away a quiet moment that will likely be among the best memories of your special day.
• Have your planner/friend arrange a room or park bench or some quiet place for you to be with each other and let it be a secret that only you know
• Arrange a private limo, carriage or car ride to the reception. A trolley ride is popular and fun for many Savannah wedding parties but it does not afford you the alone time you may need
• If you are in a hotel setting for the wedding and reception and no space seems available, duck into a stair well. Kisses own wedding expert, Kathi, recalls many brides and grooms who say that was the most important time they shared
• If all else fails, have your photographer grab the two of you for a private photo shoot and then, after some quick pictures, have the photographer leave you alone for a few minutes - photographers can be great "bouncers" since they have good reason to take you away from the crowds meaning you don't have to feel like a bad hostess
Trust us, the whole wedding and reception will fly by, and though you will have the rest of your lives together, those few stolen moments on your wedding day will be at the heart of what you will remember and cherish for a lifetime.
Kisses for now!