Getting married in Gibraltar is such an exciting prospect for many couples, that other important aspects of their wedding may easily slip out of their minds – including on the day itself, as they find themselves so fully focused on the beautiful venue and scenery surrounding them.
Fortunately, we’ve remembered five things you should be careful not to forget on your own wedding day – so, let’s take a look at them to refresh your mind.
Keeping track of your décor
The best wedding decorations are as beautiful as they are striking, so it’s no wonder that some guests might try and take them home! Whether your guests sneak away a centrepiece or not, decorations are easily lost. However, if you hire a centrepiece that needs returning when the day is done, you do need to keep track of your décor throughout the day.
Of course, if you’re busy, you can always call your maid of honour for help. Make sure you know what decoration needs to be returned, whether guests can take them home at all, and how many mementos of your special day you want to keep.
Thinking about a ring box
One of the first things spouses-to-be typically decide on is set of matching wedding rings. The wedding rings are beautiful on their own, but they must be kept safe while your ring bearer takes care of them.
You might consider, then, selecting a gorgeous ring box for the day, chosen by you and your future spouse; the perfect place to ensure your ring is safe and well-kept.
Eating and drinking
Pre-wedding jitters can often leave us without much appetite or thirst. Unfortunately, if you want to get through the long day without falling over, it’s best to eat and drink regularly! Weddings can be chaos, so you should make sure you drink enough water throughout the day, and have a snack whenever possible.
Saving some of your wedding cake
Admittedly, this is an outdated wedding tradition, not seen often today when people are getting married in Gibraltar. Nevertheless, we think it should be included on this list. For years, spouses saved the top tier of their wedding cake for the christening of their first child.
If you want to christen your future children, and preserve an important part of your wedding day, consider talking to your baker about preserving this tier.
Purchasing a gift for your spouse-to-be
Why not spoil your dearest loved one with a surprise wedding gift on the morning of your wedding? This gift could be as simple as a red rose, or as expensive as a Rolex watch. As for exactly what gift you surprise your spouse-to-be with, that choice is very much up to you.
There are so many important things to remember for your wedding, that it can become quite overwhelming! This is no different whether you marry at home or abroad – although we must say, there’s something special about getting married in Gibraltar.
Saying your vows among the sun, sea and sand will be a unique memory that you will never forget. But of course, you’ll still need to remember your ring box and spousal gifts! We hope our handy reminders will serve you well – and if you would appreciate further help and advice, please do not hesitate to contact our own wedding planners at Sweet Gibraltar Weddings today.