(Closed) Best Wedding Planning Advice You’ve Received?

posted 8 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

1. Enjoy being engaged

2. dont have too many people in your bridal party lol

Post # 4
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178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

savor every minute of it!

don’t sweat the small stuff

have the wedding of your dreams but do it within your financial means!

make sure your wedding party can commit and are dependable (if possible)

have fun… it comes and goes so quickly

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace

Don’t let the stress of that week of and day of take away from the fun! Roll with the punches and enjoy every second. Never thought I could pull that one off, but I did just let go and had the most incredible weekend of my life.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Don’t try to do everything!!!  Set a deadline and start NO new projects after that date.

Post # 7
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6598 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Remember that nobody really cares about your wedding except YOU!

It really has kept me humble and helps me to remember that guest enjoyment is really important to me.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

NOT to share wedding details with everyone.  All the time people ask, what’s your dress like? What are the colors? What’s the menu?   Find a good way to politely avoid answering their questions…once you share details with people, you have to be prepared for them to give you their opinion (which you probably don’t want, but will take into consideration nonetheless).  It causes a lot of second guessing of youself and takes the fun out of planning.  

Plan your wedding for you two, not for anyone else.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My best advise was “Dont waste all that money on the wedding, save it up and have the BEST honeymoon ever.” OR ” You will never impress anyone people will still talk crap about your wedding, so do what you can afford and ignore what others think”

I have been living with those thoughts in mind and they help me plan my wedding just the way I want it to be.. simple but elegant.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@virginia marie- that is a REALLY good tip!! I recently showed my cousin a picture of the dress that I am love with and she said she thought it would look bad on me…I got so upset, but I really shouldnt have. after all, its not her wedding. She had her turn ! lol

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ms. Marting has it right… NO ONE cares about your wedding but you.  So don’t get upset when your bridesmaids are not offering to help.  They have things to do too.  If you want something done delegate.  It was the best piece of advice that I learned early on… thanks to the bee.

Also don’t wish your life away.  Enjoy being engaged, then enjoy being a newly wed, and so on.  Enjoy where you are now and don’t wish that you were somewhere else.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

oh and beware – there will always be at least 1 person that will complain about something.  this is your special day… enjoy it!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Stay organized and edit, edit, edit!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree with the “nobody cares as much about your wedding as you do”.  Also:

Number your reply cards!!!

And of course, for me I have to learn to stop micromanaging ever little detail.  Hire good vendors you can trust, and then back off and let them do their jobs!

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