While the wedding day will be the main date of your journey toward being coupled forever with your love, the pre-wedding activities are also something to consider. Why you may ask? Well, these help to build up the day. They make preludes up the wedding day itself by reminding all guests and yourself what this is all about. Things like the bridal shower, bachelorette party, engagement party, welcoming party and the dinner rehearsal are all factors that add to the joy of your event. They’re also important because they help to show people what kind of wedding you’ll be having. You don’t want someone to dress the wrong way for your kind of wedding. For example, even though you can write beach wedding on the invitation, some guests might forget and turn up in formal attire. You can easily avoid these things by doing some of these pre-wedding activities.
Rehearsing makes perfect
That old saying of practice makes perfect can be adhered to for your dinner rehearsal. This is a rehearsal for all your close guests. These people will be your close friends and family and those that have been given some kind of formal role to play in your wedding. Of course, the best man and the best woman get to shake off their nerves and practice in front of you. You also get to share your views on the wedding, what it means to you that everyone has gathered to see you be wed. You might also find that you don’t like some things in person that you thought you would on paper. For example, these could be small things like the centerpieces, it could be the way the napkins are folded, it might even be the tablecloth or plates. These small things should be taken care of during the dinner rehearsal so you have enough time to see them in person as well. Therefore you might want to have more than one dinner rehearsal; 2 is a good even number.
On the road to be wed
There’s always a time to shoot your photographs after the ceremony. The bride and groom are finally officially wed, so now it’s a good time to take the kind of fairytale pictures you have always wanted to take. These will be long-lasting memories but also, they are designed to share with all the guests afterward so they can also have those memories if they wish. But, what about a pre-wedding photographer as well? The pre-wedding photoshoot can be about just two normal people soon to be married. It can tell the story of how you two met each other. Maybe you were out shopping in your jeans and coat, while he was walking his dog. The aim is to replicate the early sparks of your relationship and build the story of how it all began. This makes the ‘on the road to be wed’ storyline much more visual and understandable. This can also be something you share in your invitation with your close friends and family or just in every invitation as well if you want to spend that kind of money.
Welcome party for overseas guests
If you’re having a wedding that is tricky to get to, it’s a good idea to have a welcome party for the overseas guests. For example, if your close friends have moved to an exotic location, it will take some effort for them to fly in and get used to the climate again. These kinds of guests always travel early to avoid flight delays and hotel troubles. This could mean they have been in the country for nearly 1 week before the actual wedding day. To make them feel more at home and allow them to acclimatize to the wedding atmosphere, throw a small but fun welcome party.
Many guests might also feel a little stranger when they arrive, so this allows them to shake off the jet lag. If they are tired or cannot fix their body clock, give them some time to adjust. A welcome party might also be good for their mood so they’re not impatient on the day.
There are lots of different pre-wedding activities you should do to make the build-up of your wedding day all that much more exciting. Throw a welcome party for the guests who have traveled thousands of miles to see you. You might also want to have a couple of dinner rehearsals so you know what is going to happen and can shake off any nerves for your speech. This also gives the best man and woman time to properly prepare.