Did you do wedding favors?
Something else that really helps to stay present is to have the right perspective and expectations of the day. For me, the most important thing was the Mike and I were becoming husband and wife. Obviously, I wanted everything to go as planned, since we spent so much time and money planning the day. But, I knew in my heart that, even if everything went wrong, it would still be one of the best days of our lives.
We went through a pre-marital class with our church, which was beneficial! It can be very easy to get caught up in the details, stress, and pressure of planning your wedding day and forget what that day actually represents. We talked through important things like roles in our household, what it means for him and I to be a family, how our immediate family shape our expectations for marriage, etc. It was really good for us to have conversations about and focus on our marriage versus our wedding.
It was okay! Some people used it, a lot didn’t, which is what I expected. We wanted to put it out for the people who are used to and enjoy writing in some sort of guestbook, but didn’t have high expectations for it. I certainly don’t regret doing it, especially since it was minimal cost, but it wasn’t an important thing for us.