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For all the bridal advice I’ve covered on what you should do for wedding day, what you shouldn’t do on wedding day is just as important.

Whether you’re a planner at heart or a free-spirited kind of gal, it’s important to set up boundaries on your wedding day to keep yourself happy, healthy, and without regrets. From beauty and timing to eating and drinking, it’s important to keep yourself in check for the happiest day of your life! Read on for five items you really shouldn’t do on wedding day.


Dramatic bridal makeup with gold and black details, photographed by Elizabeth Looney Photography | The Pink Bride


  1. Test out a new makeup or beauty regimen.

You can buy high-dollar, “top-of-the-line” stuff for your big day, but it can still wreak havoc on your skin in a matter of minutes if you’ve not tested it. Consult a professional months before your wedding to get a custom regimen that works to address any specific problems you have. Opt to have a pro handle any new makeups or hair products you want to try that day. They’ll test all of these items ahead of time to be sure – and they’ll have the know-how to fix the problem immediately if something goes wrong. After all, you don’t want to have an allergic reaction on your face or body the day of your wedding!


Bride and groom kissing during reception dance, photographed by Elizabeth Looney Photography | The Pink Bride


  1. Drink (too much).

If you’re opting for alcohol before your ceremony, be sure to limit yourself. I suggest one to two glasses of champagne be all the alcohol you take in prior to the ceremony. Spread these across a number of hours and glasses of water…just to play it safe. You’ll want to be sober for your vows, and you definitely don’t want a splitting headache heading into your reception.

During your reception, try your best to limit yourself to one alcoholic drink per hour – and be sure to alternate your drinks with water. Ask your Maid of Honor to handle drink duties so you can be sure you’re not going overboard. You’ll want to remember your reception…and have a hangover-free first morning as someone’s new wife!


Bride and bridesmaids jumping before ceremony, photographed by Elizabeth Looney Photography | The Pink Bride


  1. Be the point-person for any last-minute hiccups.

Something will go wrong on wedding day. Too many details (and people) go into planning a wedding to ensure that everything runs exactly according to plan. So assign someone to be the point-person to remedy these little issues that may arise! Ideally, this will be your professional wedding planner, your Maid of Honor, or a bridesmaid. (Try not to stress out your mom too much by asking her to take on more worrying duties for the day.) Whatever you do, though, don’t allow yourself to get flustered or stressed over anything that goes wrong on wedding day. At the end of it all, you’ll be married, and those little details won’t matter that much anyway!


Bride with veil over face, photographed by Elizabeth Looney Photography | The Pink Bride


  1. Plan too much into your day.

This ties into #3. Don’t overload yourself on wedding day. You don’t have to escort every special guest to the salon, agree to go to two breakfasts, or attend an impromptu shower that morning. You shouldn’t even plan all your nail appointments, hair and makeup together into the big day. Instead, give yourself some time to breathe and relax that day by doing your nails ahead of time and staggering your beauty appointments so they have plenty of time to doll you up. Otherwise, you might miss something important, and you might get stressed-out. Be kind to yourself!


Wedding grand exit to confetti, photographed by Elizabeth Looney Photography | The Pink Bride


  1. Forget to eat.

It’s easy to forget to eat throughout wedding day. Everything goes by so quickly! To avoid a serious drop in blood sugar that could make you irritable, distracted, or even unconscious, make sure you eat something light but healthy throughout the day. This can even be something like crackers and soda. Don’t go for something that could make you sick later, though. Avoid heavy or spicy food items. Stick with refreshing fruit or bland appetizers instead.




What other items would you suggest avoiding on wedding day?

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Images courtesy of Nashville wedding photographer Elizabeth Looney Photography.