The week of the wedding, this was a very popular question from different people. The truth is I do not even know how I was feeling; lol! I guess I was thinking about the plans and details that I was not really thinking about getting and being married or the wedding day. Plus, I had family and friends in town and they were all so amazing and loving; willing to help out in any way they could. Planning a tent wedding at a venue that has only the grounds for the wedding is no joke!
I find that people usually ask “how can I help?” As much of nice gesture this is, it doesn’t really do much for me because I usually can’t answer. I usually respond saying – “I will let you know” or “Nothing for now”. The more productive questions for me are questions like “is your seating arrangement completed, can I assist you with that?” “did you remember to call the DJ?” “Are you done with your programs?” “have the favors been put together? If not, can I assist with that” These types of questions that are specific and more beneficial because it is more of a checklist as opposed to an open ended question. I always try to ask these types of questions to the clients I work with or to my friends and the results are usually more productive and I help out a lot more.
I have the most amazing friends. I wanted to share this with you all. One of my darling bridesmaids basically made a “to-do list” for me a few days to the wedding and sent it to my phone so that I could stay focused. This is one of the little things that really helped me. I knew at the back of mind what I needed to do but putting it all on paper made it clear to me and helped me keep to time.
I think it is important to be relaxed and calm the week of your wedding so that you can enjoy the actual day to the fullest. My friends booked a massage appointment right before the wedding which really helped me relax. I actually fell asleep after the therapist was done. Lol!
The ultimate was my sister, Yewande. The morning of the wedding, I woke up to a nice back massage, foot massage and facial. She did an AWESOME job. I felt sooo special. I also got breakfast in bed. Thanks dearest sis!!!!
Stay hydrated in this awesomely hot weather!