100 Wedding Day Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Updated: Mar 26

100 Wedding Day Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. It's a day full of emotion, celebration and memories that will last for years to come. While you want everything to be perfect, there are many small things that can easily go wrong on your big day. That's why I've put together this list of 100 wedding day tips, tricks and hacks to help make sure your wedding goes smoothly. Whether you're looking for advice on how to plan your day or how to keep track of the time and budget, I've got you covered. So read on and get ready to have the perfect wedding! Most importantly, remember, Your Day, Your Way!


#favecouples captured by KWP Studios at The White House of Waterford
Let all that you do, be done in love... Your Day, Your Way—Cherish the Magic! ~ Kerri Watkins Celebrant

So are you ready, like really ready for your 100 Wedding Day Tips, Tricks and Hacks?


Here goes!

  1. Start writing your wedding vows, now!

  2. Keep your vows #secretsquirrel from each other.

  3. Set a budget and stick to it.

  4. Choose a venue that fits your needs and budget.

  5. Hire a wedding planner or coordinator if you need help planning the big day.

  6. Delegate tasks to your friends and family to help out with wedding preparations.

  7. Don't wait until the last minute to book vendors.

  8. Choose a theme for your wedding and stick to it.

  9. Pick a colour scheme and use it throughout your wedding decorations.

  10. Make a list of what you need and want for your wedding and stay within that budget.

  11. Don't be afraid to deviate from your wedding party, just be sure everyone is on the same page.

  12. Be flexible when you can.

  13. Don't forget to have fun!

  14. Plan things in advance so you aren't stressed out on your wedding day.

  15. Delegate tasks well in advance of the date so there is no confusion.

  16. Make a timeline for the day of the wedding and stick to it.

  17. Get a good night's sleep before your wedding day.

  18. Wake up early to give yourself time to relax before the wedding.

  19. Don't sweat the small stuff, it will all work out in the end.

  20. Have a backup plan for everything in case something goes wrong.

  21. Communicate with your vendors and don't be afraid to ask questions.

  22. Give the people you love an assignment so they feel a part of the big day.

  23. Don't stress! It's going to be amazing no matter what happens on your wedding day as long as you have fun!

  24. Hire a day-of coordinator!

  25. Make wedding favours that fit your theme and budget.

  26. Enjoy the process as much as you can! It's a once in a lifetime experience after all :)

  27. Write a to-do list for the week before your wedding so nothing falls through the cracks.

  28. Stay organized, it will all be worth it.

  29. Make sure the dress fits! The suit fits! And the shoes fit ;)

  30. Never leave your wedding decor to chance, they can make or break a wedding day from flowers to lighting and everything in between.

  31. Don't over-schedule yourself for the week before your wedding.

  32. Wear your shoes to break them in before the big day! No one likes sore feet!

  33. Have a backup pair of ballet flats you can hide under the reception table.

  34. Budget in a place for photos at your wedding, they will be cherished memories.

  35. Choose a photographer you feel comfortable with and who understands your vision.

  36. Write down what you want your photos to look like so your photographer knows exactly what you are looking for.

  37. Have a light breakfast and plenty of water to stay hydrated.

  38. Get a hair and makeup trial before the big day. Even better if it is on the day of your hen's ;)

  39. Drink plenty of water!

  40. Don't forget to eat something in the morning while you are getting ready.

  41. Relax and have fun with it, this day will go by so quickly you don't want to miss any of it.

  42. Try not to stress about things that are out of your control.

  43. Make a list of songs you want to be played at your wedding and give it to your DJ or band.

  44. Put a space on your RSVP for your guest's favourite song. Instant playlist!

  45. Out of town family and friends? Gift them with a suggested itinerary of your favourite places to visit while they are in town.

  46. Include cultural aspects in your wedding if they are important to you and your spouse-to-be.

  47. Hire a good wedding planner if you don't have the time or energy to plan everything yourself.

  48. Ask your friends and family for their help in advance so they can be prepared.

  49. Make sure your guests have somewhere to park and directions to the venue.

  50. Send out invitations well in advance and include all the important information guests will need.

  51. Choose a unique location for your wedding if you want it to really stand out.

  52. Have a signature drink or cocktail that represents you as a couple.

  53. Include special touches that represent you and your spouse-to-be in your wedding decor.

  54. Serve your favourite foods at your wedding, after all, it is a day all about you!

  55. Get a second opinion on everything, especially if you are feeling indecisive.

  56. Make a list of things you don't want at your wedding and share it with your vendors.

  57. Take time for yourself and your partner in the days leading up to the wedding.

  58. Make sure you and your partner have time to yourselves on your wedding day so you can really enjoy the experience. Sneak away if you have to!

  59. Pick a theme that represents both of your visions for the big day.

  60. Treat yourself before the wedding day, pampering is totally okay!

  61. Don't forget to have fun on your wedding day!

  62. Take time to breathe in the moments leading up to walking down the aisle, it can get pretty hectic!

  63. Double-check ALL of the details with your vendors one last time before you go.

  64. Try not to get caught up in the business of planning and use the time to really get to know your spouse-to-be.

  65. Give yourself a break after the wedding is over, you deserve it!

  66. Look back at your photos and videos and relive all of the amazing memories.

  67. Start planning your next big event, whether it's another wedding or just a fun party with your friends!

  68. Just relax and enjoy the process, it goes by a lot faster than you think!

  69. Choose a comfortable outfit that you feel good in and won't need to fuss with throughout the day.

  70. Remember this is YOUR day, so do what makes you happy!

  71. Invites, list half an hour prior to ceremony start time to allow your family and friends time to freshen up. Eg: 3.00 pm arrival for 3.30 pm ceremony.

  72. Don't forget date night with your partner! The lead up to the ceremony can be crazy, and it's important to remember why you are getting married.

  73. Take time to breathe in the moments at the end of the day with your new husband/wife/partner!

  74. Delegate an in case of emergency on the day!

  75. Don't forget to turn your phone on silent or aeroplane mode before you walk down the aisle - better still ditch that phone, all the important people will be there right?

  76. Don't choose a bridal party just because they had you!

  77. Choose a less popular month or time of year to get married to save on costs.

  78. Set up a cash bar instead of paying for an open bar.

  79. Use candles for a moody vibe.

  80. Consider a photo booth instead of the traditional bonbonniere.

  81. Consider making a donation to your favourite charity instead of the traditional bonbonniere.

  82. Use an online planner to keep track of what needs to be done and when.

  83. Make sure to take some time for yourself before the wedding starts. Breathe, relax, and enjoy your last moments of calm before the festivities begin.

  84. Don't wear anything too tight or constricting that will make you feel uncomfortable all day while you are getting ready.

  85. Button up shirt, dress, wrap or sarong and forget the bra - no pesky strap marks in your photos ;)

  86. Play your favourite tunes while you are getting ready!

  87. Consider a first look with your partner prior to the ceremony commencing.

  88. Consider a first touch with your partner prior to the ceremony commencing.

  89. Ask your venue if they can pack you a goodie bag to take with you when you leave for photos.

  90. Take every moment you can to steal kisses from your lover on the day!

  91. Get photos with everyone individually - think Thank You gift or Christmas present ;)

  92. Request that your photographer get photos with your bridal party after family, so the two of you can sneak away for some private moments and have these captured by your photographer.

  93. Don't forget to thank your family and your friends for joining you on your very special day through your speech.

  94. Don't toss your bouquet - consider gifting it to someone special at the end of the night!

  95. Don't forget to eat your cake - or request that it be packaged up to enjoy later in the room.

  96. Don't leave for your honeymoon the next day! Treasure the next few days with family and friends that have travelled or give yourself a few days to relish in newly married bliss.

  97. Never stop reminiscing.

  98. Consider sunrise or sunset times when deciding on a ceremony time. Speak to your photographer who will be able to share with you the best time.

  99. Save time on travel and have the ceremony and reception in one location - make sure it has breathtaking photo opportunities.

  100. Remember, your day, your way! Cherish the Magic!

I hope these wedding day tips, tricks and hacks have been helpful. If you’ve got any more to share with us, we would love to hear them in the comments! It sounds like there are some really great ideas out there that might help other couples on their big day. What's your favourite?


Kerri x

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