Planning the big day takes time, money, impeccable organisation skills, and effort. However, no matter how far in advance the lucky couple chooses to plan their wedding, surprises can still happen. This is why weddings can often become more stressful than they should be. So, to make your best friend’s wedding memorable and as stress-free as possible, here are a few things you should try.
Buy a meaningful gift
Just like the wedding toast, you want to choose a wedding gift that is meaningful. It should be something you know the couple will need, whether it’s something practical that’s supposed to make their new life together easier or something that will make it more fun. It should also be something that will remind them of you, which means it should not be too generic. For instance, you can find many amazing personalised products online, and buying such gifts is the best way to ensure that the gift you pick is not only practical but also one of a kind.
Help with the planning
If your best friend has decided not to hire a wedding planner and instead do everything on their own, see if they could use some help – and they probably could. Depending on your profession, skills, and interests, there are various things you could do. For instance, if you’re a skilled photographer, you could help them find a good one for their wedding. Or, if you know a thing or two about music, perhaps you could help them find a good band. If you don’t have any particular skill, you can always help with decorations. Even the smallest things count, since one more thing you do is one less thing your best friend will have to worry about.
Be in charge of technology
If you’re a tech geek, consider making use of technology at your best friend’s wedding. For example, you can use your drone to take some amazing shots. Or, you can be in charge of social media and post photos with hashtags. The thing is, the lucky couple will probably be too busy and too happy to think about social media. So, use your skills to ensure that even those who could not make it to the wedding can still be a part of it – at least online.
Be there for them
Sometimes, the best thing you can do is simply be there for your best friend. Getting married is one of the most important experiences in anybody’s life, which means that things can often get emotional. It’s not hard to become overwhelmed by everything that’s going on. So, whether your friend needs you to cheer them up, keep them on the ground, remind them why they are doing this, or escape the wedding at the last moment, you should be there for them.
Write a good speech
One of the best things you could give your best friend is a good wedding toast. It should be meaningful, of course, but it should also be somewhat personalised and maybe even positively witty. It’s supposed to tell a story about your friendship. Or, it can be something interesting (but not embarrassing) about the couple that their friends and family would appreciate. So, make sure not to start writing your wedding speech the night before; give yourself time. After all, you’ll only have one chance to say what you want to say, so you should be prepared, and use that time wisely.
Wedding days are often emotional, stressful, and exhausting. However, at the end of the day, they are still beautiful and memorable. However, in order for them to be unforgettable, your best friend might need a tiny bit of help. Therefore, see what you can do to improve this day for them, whether it is by offering your services or simply by being somebody they can talk to whenever they start having second thoughts. This way, you can rest assured that the wedding will be that much more successful thanks to you.