Wedding day expectations …
we all have them. What are yours? Your wedding day may well turn out to be one of the most special and memorable days of your life. But it also may be very different to what you expect. So what will it be like? What can you expect? Below are some of our pointers to help you set realistic expectations for the day – so you fully enjoy it and don’t end up being disappointed.
Wedding day expectation #1: Expect to feel nervous
It is completely natural to feel like you have butterflies in your stomach. It’s a big moment in your life. The fact that you feel excited and nervous is a good sign because it shows you that you care deeply about your beloved and the commitment you are about to make. Take some deep breaths, go slowly, and try to linger in the moment.
Wedding day expectation #2: Expect that your ceremony may start late
Things tend to run late on wedding days. Even if the bride allows hours and hours in the schedule to get herself ready, including getting dressed and doing hair and makeup, it always takes a long time to get beautified! Plus, there are so many last minute things to get ready. So, expect for the preparation process to take a long time, build extra time into the day’s schedule if you can, and don’t worry if your ceremony starts a little late.
Wedding day expectation #3: Expect the wedding ceremony itself to take around 15 minutes
Most wedding ceremonies take around 15 minutes, and include distinct parts. Many Hawaiian wedding ceremonies include a lei exchange, in addition to an opening, reading, vow exchange (where you repeat your vows after the minister), the ring exchange, a Hawaiian blessing and finally the declaration of marriage. Then the groom gets to kiss the bride! If you want to see the text before your wedding day, ask your minister and he or she will most likely be happy to provide you with it.
Wedding day expectation #4: Don’t expect that you’ll necessarily “consummate” your marriage that night
Funnily enough, many people have reported that they simply felt so exhausted on their wedding night, they ended up not making love with their partner! From a romantic point of view, it may seem strange not to have sex on the night of all nights, but don’t be surprised if you wait until the following morning.
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