It’s funny to me how un-romantic weddings can be. On a day that is supposed to be about celebrating love and commitment, the romance gets lost quite a bit in the sea of tasks, guests, and traditions. The following is a list of things you can plan to implement on your wedding day to bring back the romance and remind you why you decided to have this celebration after all.
1. Write each other love letters to read in the morning.
Charlie reading the love letter I wrote him on our wedding day. Photo by Babcock Photography.
The days leading up to your wedding will be full of excitement, joy, and thoughts about why you love your soon to be spouse. Let all these feelings out through a love letter, and have someone from your wedding party give it to your fiancé while they are getting ready in the morning. This gives you a chance to slow down (and tear up) and be reminded of the true meaning behind your wedding day.
2. Do your first look and portraits in private.
Some photographers might let friends or family tag along or watch from a distance, but we don’t. This is probably the only time you two will be alone together on your wedding day. It is such an intimate moment and we try to be like flies on the wall. Take time to walk around, kiss, show each other affection, and moon over how amazing the other person looks. The more comfortable and affectionate you can be, the more romantic your pictures will be as well.
3. Eat together.
After your portraits, you will be surrounded by other people the rest of the day. Your wedding is obviously cause for celebration with all your closest friends and family, but don’t forget to enjoy your new spouse. Once dinner is served, go get your food, sit, and eat together. Don’t table hop, don’t let others pull you away, there is plenty of time for that later. Sit side by side with your spouse.
4. Leave before you get too tired (or drunk).
You will have an amazing high after your wedding day, so take advantage of that on your wedding night! If you drink too much or dance until 2am, you’re heading for a honeymoon hangover, not a night of romance and intimacy.
Making one on one time for each other can be hard on your wedding day, but it is a priority worth making. The day will fly by, but by using these tips to slow down and enjoy each other, it will be worth it.