33 Shocking Things No One Tells You About Your Wedding Day

No matter how many weddings you’ve attended before, or how many times you’ve been a bridesmaid, there are some things you just don’t find out about until your wedding day.

Talk to anyone who’s gone through it before and they’ll tell you that your wedding day absolutely flies by. You’ll be so busy going from one thing to the next that before you know it, you’ll be cutting the cake. You may already know that you need an emergency kit (just in case), that it can be difficult to use the bathroom in your ball gown, and to pack a stain remover. But aside from the logistics, there are tons of intangible, special moments that make up the wedding day itself. Here, 10 truths about the wedding day that no one ever talks about.

1. Ten minutes before the ceremony is the most nerve-racking part.

The time leading up to the walk down the aisle will be the most anxiety-ridden 10 minutes you’ll ever have. And it makes sense—you’re about to make a life-changing decision in front of all the people you love and care about the most. Just remember that your other half is waiting for you at the end of the journey and you’re going to have a huge party to celebrate (not to mention the reason why you said “yes” in the first place).

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2. The ceremony is the best part.

There’s something truly amazing about the wedding ceremony. The traditions, the vows and all your emotional family members and friends make it one of the most special moments of your life. Our advice? Take it all in and drink it up. You’ll want these memories to last a lifetime.

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3. You’ll definitely cry.

Okay, this one might not be such a secret—all we can say is that crying is basically inevitable. And since you already know the waterworks are coming, the best thing to do is just be prepared. Store some tissues nearby, and if you’re a bride, make sure to wear waterproof makeup (or even get eyelash extensions) and keep some mascara and lipstick readily available for quick touch-ups.

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4. Your face will hurt from smiling so much.

Thousands of pictures aside, you’ll be smiling all day because it’s going to be the best day ever. You’re marrying your best friend, after all! Between finally “making it official” with your partner and dancing like crazy with all of your close friends and family, there’s literally no reason to frown (even if it rains).

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5. You’ll be amazed by the love and support of your family and friends.

They all showed up for one reason—you! You and your soon-to-be spouse will get all—and we really mean all—of the attention. You may not even be able to eat dinner, since you’ll have so many people to talk to and so many pictures to take. Between the pinches on the cheek from your grandma and the side-punches from your college pals, you’ll be overcome by the love and support of those around you.

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6. You’ll want a little alone time.

In fact, you might be so overcome with emotion that you may want to take a few moments just for you, or the two of you. Some of the most special minutes of the day are the few you get to spend alone, preparing for what’s to come, or together with your new spouse, taking it all in.


7. You might be a little exhausted.

Let’s face it, you won’t get too much sleep the night before your wedding. Between stressing over the seating chart, a tiff with your mom or just overall excitement for the day to come, you’ll be seriously lacking in shut-eye. Pro tip: Under-eye concealer will be your best friend.

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8. It won’t all go as planned.

Something might end up going wrong. It could be little, or it could be big, but our best advice is to soldier on and try to think of the big picture. Can you solve this problem easily? Does it make a huge difference in the long run? Are your guests still having fun? Are you having fun? If these questions are easily answered, then don’t sweat it—just keep enjoying your celebration, and feel free to delegate tasks to planners and relatives so you don’t have to deal with drama.


9. The most magical moment will be when you least expect it.

We promise that the most special time of the day, or weekend, is going to be something you never expected. A stolen minute or two with your soon-to-be spouse, a hug from your dad or an impromptu speech by your college roommate could end up meaning the world to you.

10. You’ll feel different.

Even if you and your other half have been cohabiting for years, once you’re legally wed, things will feel official. It might just be a slight shift or it could feel like a noticeable change, but it will definitely seem like the real deal—because it is!

11.You might not remember every moment perfectly.

Former brides and grooms have already told you that your wedding day will “fly by,” but it’s hard to prepare for just how swept up by the momentum you will actually be. Looking back on the day, you might be surprised by how blurry your recollection is. That’s why it’s so important to hire a great photographer and videographer to capture it all—you won’t regret it!

12.Your favorite moments will be unplanned.

Those special wedding day moments you’ll play over and over in your head for years to come are almost always spontaneous. When all is said and done, it might be a loving look your spouse gave you, a hilarious line the flower girl blurted out during the ceremony, or a sweet sentiment from a loved one’s toast that stands out to you the most. And that’s the way it should be! The truly memorable details are seldom worked out in advance.

13.You might not have time to eat.

You know that amazing menu you so meticulously planned? The tasting might be the only occasion you get to thoroughly enjoy it. As the guests of honor, you and your new spouse are going to be quite busy during the reception, mingling with friends and family members and being pulled in all different directions. Want to avoid dealing with a growling stomach?

14.You might not actually see (or get to talk to) every guest.

Try as you might, it’s possible that you won’t get around to chatting with every single guest at your wedding reception. This is more likely if you’re working with a large guest list, of course, but even with more intimate weddings it can be difficult to give everyone as much quality time as you’d like. To avoid this, consider having a receiving line or map out a solid plan for greeting every guest throughout the evening.

14.It will be better than you even imagined.

Having all of your favorite people together in one place, seeing all the details you’ve spent months planning come to life, and celebrating the beginning of an exciting new chapter with the love of your life!? That’s a pretty powerful combination. The overwhelming joy you will feel on your wedding day will exceed your expectations. Enjoy every moment!

15. You won’t be able to eat

Due to extreme excitement, stress and, if you’re really lucky, a stress-induced cold.

16. You will worry about the silliest of things

Not whether the groom will turn up, but whether his best man will be wearing the correct flower in his buttonhole. It’s the minute details that count, right?

17. You will feel strangely calm

You expected the day to be a flurry of nerves and worry, but while you sit there and get your hair and make up done, you just can’t wait to say ‘I do’ and get the party started. Also, it really is too late to care if something goes wrong.

18. Something will go wrong

You forget your hair accessory, your dress won’t quite close or the make up artist has made you look like Dolly Parton.

19. But you don’t really care

There’s no point being a Bridezilla when you’re moments from walking down the aisle, so you decide to embrace the mistakes and rock that slightly-too-small dress.

20. Walking down the aisle is rather fun

You thought you’d be in floods of tears, but you’re actually quite enjoying all the attention.


Everyone is taking photos of you, screaming your name and trying to high five you. You kinda feel like Beyonce.

22. Everyone is crying apart from you

What’s there to be sad about? Plus, you don’t want to spoil that intricately crafted eye make up.

23. Your cheeks hurt

You never thought you could smile this much.

24. Your husband looks happy to see you

YAY. He likes your dress. He looks cute. Isn’t this all delightful?

25. Husband?!

Lol Yeah, that one will take some getting used to.

26. The ceremony is emotional.

Very OK, maybe one or two tears won’t hurt the make up.

27. You will feel like

Kim Kardashian at some point There are videographers and photographers and fans following you around the whole time, and it’s amazing. Why do famous people complain about the intrusion?

28. Even if you literally wore a black

Primark onesie, everyone would compliment you constantly ‘OMG, your dress is amazing!’ ‘You look beautiful!’ ‘What a happy couple!’ Keep them coming, guys!

29. You have the best time ever

You thought you’d be running around worrying about the catering and flowers, but the minute the party starts, you just don’t care.

30. The speeches are inappropriate

Meh, polite ones would be boring. *You make a note to yell at your new brother-in-law at a later date*

31. It feels no different being married

You expected something to feel new or unfamiliar, but everything feels exactly the same. Apart from the fact you’ve got a REALLY expensive, pristine white dress on you, of course.

32. The dress doesn’t stay pristine for long

Let It Go. You’ve done your dramatic walk down the aisle: the minute that’s over, dance the night away as if you were in a student club in Birmingham wearing hot pants. The dress will get tattered, but you’re never going to wear it again anyway.

33. Never going to wear it again anyway?

A horrible realisation, this one. So much money spent on it. Just a few hours wearing it.


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