Last Minute “To-Dos” Before A Riviera Maya Beach Wedding “I Do”
After months of planning and dreaming, your moment is finally here! Your Riviera Maya beach wedding is sure to be full of love, excitement, joy and maybe a few moments of nervousness. But, before you slip on the dress and dance down the aisle, there are a few details to tick off your list. But don’t worry; the heavy-duty planning is done and these day-of to dos are just about making the most of the moment.
Eat, drink and be married!
You probably didn’t write a growling stomach into your vows and you don’t want to wobble down the aisle due to being light-headed from low blood sugar. It’s important to stay hydrated and to eat on your wedding day, but many brides get caught up in the activity and excitement overlook nutrition. Have a supply of easy-to-eat finger foods and plenty of water in your dressing room so that you and your bridesmaids can snack while you are getting ready. It’s a good idea to steer clear of caffeine and alcohol before the ceremony, but a champagne toast or a mimosa with your best friends while getting pampered makes for an adorable photo opportunity.
Appoint a beauty assistant.
One of the most romantic aspects of a Riviera Maya beach wedding is the ocean breeze. It tosses your veil and dress in the air in the most beautiful way. But, it can also tumble your hair a bit. Plus, the wedding kiss might leave your lips needing a tiny touch up before the final photos. Ask a bridesmaid or a special friend to hang on to your beauty bag and have it on hand for any touch ups your need. Be sure to tuck in a hairbrush and some powder and lipstick.
Appoint a Riviera Maya beach wedding social media manager.
On your Riviera Maya beach wedding, you will be surrounded by plenty of people you love. However, there will also be people back home that want to wish you well and follow the day along on social media. Your phone is sure to be clattering all day with text messages and you’ll want to post updates for your virtual guests. However, spending the day staring at your phone is certainly not a good idea. Hand over your cell to a friend and ask them to respond to texts and share social media posts on your behalf. Just be sure to establish some ground rules first, including which hashtag to use and what types of photos you want to share in the moment and which you prefer to wait for the professional WeddingDayStory versions of.
Share private moments with some special people.
Destination weddings in Playa del Carmen, or anywhere, are emotional moments for not only the bride and groom, but also for their families and friends as well. Before the action really gets going and you get swept up in the whirlwind of activity, carve out private moments to spend with the people closest to you. A few quiet minutes thanking your mom and dad will turn into a memory they will cherish forever. A quick visit with your future in-laws in the midst of your Riviera Maya beach wedding is an excellent way to bond and show your love for your new family. You might even want to sneak in an intimate walk on the beach with your beloved before taking your vows! Of course, “alone” doesn’t have to mean really alone. Let your WeddingDayStory photographer know in advance, so that they can discreetly capture the moment without intruding on the special moments.
Remember: the most important thing is to relax and enjoy your Riviera Maya beach wedding with the love of your life, surrounded by your closest friends and family.