1) Remember to kiss/acknowledge your father / person giving you away at the alter.
2) Try and memorise your vowels if possible, or have cute memory cue cards.
3) Organise a microphone if your venue is in a wide open space, or a big church. in particular if you know that you speak quietly. whilst it is important that you can hear eachother, your family and friends also want to hear you.
4) Face eachother – it is easy to face the priest or celebrant.
5) When you are putting on the ring – take a deep breath first to calm nerves. it will go on – so don’t worry about fumbling and making a muck of it. also try not to cover the ring with your hand – you will want a close up of this photo, but it will be impossible for your photographer if hands are over the top.
6) Ensure that your priest or celebrant knows your full names and pronounciation like the back of his/her hand. this can save embarrassing muddle ups.
7) Reserve seats for family members in the first two seating rows. this can be done nicely with small name cards (e.g father of bride, mother of bride… etc, etc).