Weddings, are, of course, a magical time of joy and beauty. They are also a time of mind-numbing fear and anxiety – not that the decision could be wrong, but that something could GO wrong. Will the flowers be right? Will the flower girl throw a tantrum? Will the best man get schnockered and talk about that weekend in Thailand with your groom-to-be? There is an awful lot to think about.
One thing you shouldn’t have to think about is how YOU feel on your special day. Sure, it is the most important day of your life. Of course, it is the day you want to look more beautiful than any other day. The thing is, it’s also a very long day, and you should take certain precautions so that nothing distracts you from being your radiant, beautiful, happy self. Here are some practical suggestions that other people might be too tactful to share with you.
photo by Inchka
The Shoes. You shoes should certainly be the shoes of your dreams. Princess Shoes. Fairy Princess Shoes. Shoes that make your feet feel light as air. Shoes that do not cause permanent toe damage. Shoes that won’t make you snap at your elderly relatives. There is a line between comfort and fashion. We all know that. Trust me when I tell you that you will enjoy your special day so much more if your feet aren’t killing you. Just say no to foot torture devices.
photo by Susan_1981
Allow me to mention the subject of your unmentionables. Of course you want to be pretty from head to toe on your wedding day. Of course you should wear underwear that makes you feel pretty. You should not wear underwear that will cause you to dance prematurely up the aisle. I doubt very seriously that you want a shot of you picking a wedgie in your photo album. Nor do you want your maid of honor’s duty to include reattaching your stocking to your garter. Have a test run of your wedding skivvies – if not the actual pieces then very similar or identical – so that you can be sure it will be comfy and stay put during your nuptials.
Follow these words of advice, from me, Wedding Gal’s trusted and beloved Cousin Betty. I’ve been to too many weddings (and a part of too many weddings) to steer you wrong.
- Winter Wedding Wonderland (weddingsetups.com)
- Experimental Womens Shoes (bizarrebytes.com)
- How to find the right dress (southerncelebrations.wordpress.com)