With a bouquet of flowers, the big white dress, emotional dances, and a few “I Dos,” it is time to get ready for your big day – your wedding day! You have been planning this day on your own for months and it probably feels weird that your date is already here. There are no more events to plan, photographers to meet, or venues to see. It’s just you, your wedding dress, and a ceremony to celebrate love.
It’s worth noting that timelines are a guideline, not something to be followed to the minute because let’s face it – that probably won’t happen. Instead, keep in mind the general flow of activities and do your best to stay on schedule but if not, don’t worry. It’ll all turn out the way it should in the end.
So what do you do the day of your wedding? Here is a free, helpful day-of wedding agenda to make sure your celebration goes as smooth as possible – even without a wedding planner.
While no two weddings are the same, usually all have the same components. Overall, keep in mind to give out everyone’s schedule so you’re all on the same page, take in the moment that you put on your wedding dress and, get excited for a long, but memorable day ahead of you! This day only happens once and you’ve planned months in advance – you better savor every moment that you can.
To avoid any last minute catastrophes, preparation is key to make sure your wedding timeline goes according to schedule. Good vendors will help ease any stress you may have and reliable photographers will assure that all the perfect moments are captured on film. If anything goes wrong, do not let it impact your day too much. All that is left is that you enjoy yourself, practice your vows, and live in the moments that will make your day spectacular.
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Taking Your Measurements
For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn’t be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor.
Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it’s not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.
Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).
While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button. Stand up straight and do not “suck in” when taking this measurment.
Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.
Compare these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5” (size 12), your waist measures 31” (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5” (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body.
Depending on the fabric, a dress can be altered down up to 2 full sizes, but can be very difficult to let out as there is only about .5 inch of fabric to do so at the seams.