The months, if not years of planning have led to this moment. The nerves from the preparation are at their peak and you know it’s all coming down to the moment in time. This is the part where you will be declared husband and wife (or wife and wife/husband and husband). You have hand picked all your vendors to all come together at this one time. The celebrant or priest has the most important role at this time, capturing the audiences attention, carefully crafting their words to highlight the love you feel for each other, the intimate moments you share as a couple and portraying it in a way that doesn’t embarrass you. All the support vendors have a vital part to play. The music needs to be played correctly, the wedding photographer is at snapping away trying to get every angle and the flowers and event co-ordinator have done all they can.
My advice to you in this moment is:
- Go with it. There is nothing you can now to shape the ceremony.
- Pick your vendors carefully. Check their reviews, meet up with them and make sure they are all on the same page
- Get emotional support from your bridal party.
- Breathe and try and soak in the atmosphere. This part feels like it goes very quickly so try and enjoy the little moments.