Post # 1
It sounds like everyone is really stressed out!
So here is some advice! RELAX! everything will work its self out. and if something isn’t absolutely as you expected/wanted it to be, you will be the only one who notices!
That said… realize that everything will not be perfect. something will go wrong. But chances are you will not remember it in 20 year, heck you won’t remember it in 5, and if you do… what a great story!! your grandkids will love hearing about how granny’s hair was died blue the day before her wedding, and it was so hot the cake melted right off the table!
REMEMBER 1 THING-
you will not remember the day, but you will remember how you felt! So get excited and start enjoying everything. Laugh at yourself and the fact that your wedding planner awall!
If anyone needs some perspective feel free to vent to me I can do my best to help any and all panicked brides! I had my moment a few weeks ago before making this realization
OH I ALMOST FORGOT…
Post # 3
@kadzokimbia: You said it sister!! All brides should read this and REMEMBER this!! I am going to do my recap post soon and my advice is very similar – I hope people read it and really take it in, because I know reading things like that really helped me the day of!
Post # 4
@kadzokimbia: I agree. Even with our officiant being 45 minutes late and no one using the fauxto booth, I really loved our wedding and those actually aren’t the first thigns I think about.
Post # 5
Amen! RELAX! Breathe, relax and ENJOY the day! 🙂 It will be wonderful. Don’t schedule yourself for the night before the wedding, if you can. If you have to do a rehearsal dinner – don’t schedule any other DIY projects for that night – try to have a couple of hours of downtime to yourself.
I got real stressed a few weeks out, but chilled right out right before the wedding.
Also, make sure you plan for food – and then have a backup plan! Bring an emergency baggie with food in it to your appointments. My hair ended up taking much longer than expected, and I didn’t have the time I thought I would to grab food before heading to the venue. That “emergency bag” was a lifesaver!! I packed a bag with some juice and water (or you could bring a sports drink – you’ll probably want something with some sugars in it), granola bars, fruit, cheese and crackers, peanut butter crackers, etc.
Post # 5
Yeah, our DJ didnt play any of the songs I asked him to, he was really bad. Our cake looked like crap. And there was tulle EVERYWHERE (I hate tulle so much!) but even though those things happened it does not matter at all! I loved my wedding so much and was happy ALL day long! Every picture I have a huge dorky smile on my face!
Future brides and especially those this weekend – You will have a great time!!! The day is what you make of it so just be happy and let the good times roll!
Post # 6
@gabrielleelise1981: agreed about the food!! I ate breakfast, I had some snacks at the hair salon, I ate when I got back from hair, I ate right before the photographer got there and then I ate my entire plate of food at our reception!!
Post # 7
At less than 2 months out from the big day, and our venue canceled on us Sunday night breathing has become my new mantra. thank you for reminding me that it will all work out…hopefully 🙂