If you’ve gotten through the wedding planning and the wedding day without a hitch (no pun intended), then you’re already on your way to a successful marriage. Marriage takes commitment, compromise, and patience—all of the things that you have needed to plan a beautiful wedding.
Here are a few final words:
When it all comes down to it, your wedding is supposed to be a celebration of you as a couple. Forget about what the cake looks like; if it’s off balance, take pictures from a different angle. If the deejay is playing horrible music or the band is off key, who cares?
Dance like a fool with your nieces and nephews. Dance with your mom or your dad. Let loose a little and stop worrying about what your hair looks like. Have some fun.
Just be with and enjoy your new spouse, family, and friends—this is a party for your new life together, not a test of your wedding planning skills.
Something always goes wrong at a wedding, so just ride with it and deal with it the best that you can. If it can’t be fixed—most times no one will notice.
Eat a little
One of the things that couples forget on their wedding day is to have something to eat. Of course, this means that they will have to take some time for them selves to sit down and relax—and why not? Take just fifteen minutes to have a little something to nibble on. You’ll have even more energy to dance until dawn and more cushioning in your stomach for any fun beverages that you may consume.
Talk to your family
This may be one of the few times that your entire family is together for a happy occasion. Take the time to walk around and talk to everyone. Thank them for coming and ask them about themselves. They probably have wedding stories that they can share with you as well.
Treasure this time you have together.
After all of the stress and the commotion, you are finally at the point where you can relax a little. Smile for the camera, smile for your friends, smile because you’re happy. Just smile. There’s no need to hold back anything for the sake of being proper or solemn. Solemn is for funerals. This is your time to rejoice in being married.
Written by Family Life Education Team A Division of The Family Life Project