One week out! Last minute tips?

posted 3 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Make sure you relax, breathe, and take a moment to take it all in. Also eat something when you are getting ready because you provably won’t each much if any later.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@excitedtobeMRSF:  You be the first one 100% ready.  Breathe.  Take a moment just to take it all in during each moment.  Dont rush it.  Have fun. Dont worry about a thing.  Take at least 60 seconds of just you and DH after the ceremony. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

If you aren’t having a receiving line, make sure to say hi at least to the people you think might leave first!  Don’t beeline to your friends that’ll be there all night partying…  But also don’t stress if you don’t talk to everyone face to face!

Also, make sure you have the correct undergarments for ALL your outfits, including rehearsal dinner and day after (especially if you’re spending the night away from home!).  Not that I would know…  cough.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My mantra on the day was “I don’t care”… not in a snotty way, but just in a “no decision I have to make at this point is that big of a deal, so… I don’t care what happens”. I said this aloud and to myself a hundred times that day! When my mom called to say the power went out where she was getting her hair done and she was freaking out, when my sister burst into tears at the seating arrangements, when the flowers weren’t exactly what I asked for (but still sooo beautiful!), when the photographer told me my FI was taking a nap about 30 minutes before he had to be ready, etc etc etc…

Also, be prepared for it go FAST and to be pulled in a hundred directions all night! Everyone wants a piece of YOU! Just go with it.

No matter what, it will be the best day/night of your life, so appreciate every moment!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

@excitedtobeMRSF:  All of the little details that you think are so important just AREN’T. You probably won’t even realize all of the things that didn’t go just the way you planned until after the wedding is over and done with… And, your guests will probably never even know either way. 

It’s better to get TOO many pictures, both by your photographer and by your guests. Insist on them. It’s tough to realize afterwards how many shots you forgot to get, because you got too caught up in everything. If you don’t have a videographer, see if a sweet relative will videotape everything. You will cherish seeing that ceremony from a guests perspective… And having loved ones on film years later, after they may have passed on. 

Lastly, show your endless appreciation for all your loved ones who are there for you. It will mean so much to them.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@excitedtobeMRSF:  If, at the end of the day, you are married to your husband, qnd nobody has died, it has been a successful day!!!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@excitedtobeMRSF:  Take a few minutes before guests arrive to see all your hardwork after it’s all set up and ready. i didn’t see my reception site before guests arrived, and once they were they there was no chance to really look at stuff. I wish I had taken a few minutes to just take it all in!!

Enjoy it, it really does fly by!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Smile! Have fun! Don’t sweat the small things!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

@excitedtobeMRSF:  Be in the moment. Take time to look out at everyone sitting there watching you get married, look at your DH, pay attention to the ceremony and speech. And remember, as long as you end up married, the day went perfectly! Little stuff will go wrong but it doesn’t matter as long as at the end of the day you walk out of there a married woman.

I started crying during our ceremony, then I didn’t want to cry in front of everyone, then I tried to distract mysefl by looking over DH’s shoulder out the window for most of the ceremony. It’s a bit of a blur. I wish I had just let myself ugly cry and been more present. I still remember it, but it’s not the same. Don’t do that.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

Take part in every apsect of your day. Make sure you at least try your meal, have a drink at the bar (if you can), eat cake, have something from the chocolate fountain, etc. Like others have said- take a moment during the night (while you are eating maybe) to take everything in- look around at those that have joined you, take too many pictures, they are all you have to look back on after the day is over- I’m very happy with the formal and random photos we got and smile every time I look at them. Just enjoy your day, it goes by way too fast!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It’s your wedding day. Make sure you eat and drink water. Nothing is more important than the two of you saying your vows, so you both need to be alert for that! On the morning of my wedding, things were going wrong so I just sort of threw my hands up and said “screw it. As long as me, my future husband and the officiant are alive and well, that’s all I need.” Everything came together, thankfully. Take a moment to breathe where you can. And most of all, smile! Congratulations! 🙂

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