- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
It’s been 8 months since my incredible wedding – it is hard to believe how quickly that time has gone by! One of my friends is getting married soon, so I typed up these notes/tips to give to her, and figured I would share them here too.
1. Hold bouquet lower than you think! Have someone take a pic and show you so you can adjust.
2. Pick out special wedding day perfume (and cologne for the boy!). I love putting it on now because it brings me back to the day and getting ready. The first time I put it on after the wedding I almost started crying :).
3. If you want any of your hors d’ourves assign a Bridesmaid or Best Man to bring you some. Our venue had separate plates set aside for the wedding party but I was busy taking pictures/etc and I so wish I had thought to have some.
4. HIRE A VIDEOGRAPHER! Or have someone at least take a “home made” video. Seriously – photos are amazing, but our videos I LOVE. I probably watch our 3 min trailer about once a month…and it is so fun/awesome/exciting/emotional to see it in “real life” – DH and I talking, the emotion, the sights/sounds. I would be so sad if I didn’t have the chance to see this. It was also really fun to see that the video really helped underscore that the day was really as AWESOME as I thought it was – it verified by memory and gave me a chance to see me as everyone else did. And just cause I love showing it off, here’s a link to the trailer if you get bored: http://vimeo.com/91001736.
5. Ask your photographer and videographer before the wedding how long it takes to get the final product – not critical but as soon as you see Facebook pics from guests you are going to be so excited and anxious to see the pro pics. It would have been nice to set my expectations about when we’d get them (our videographer in particular was SO slow…we didn’t get the videos for almost 6 months!!).
6. If you’re not getting ready at home, assign a bridesmaid to pick up all of your getting ready stuff and put it in your bag before you leave for the ceremony. I had gathered all the easy things (getting ready clothes, perfume bottle, etc) and assigned someone to load it in our limo, but I didn’t even think about my dress bag and the next morning at the hotel I had no idea what I’d do with my dress! Luckily my parents had ended up with it and walked it over to our hotel.
7. Rhinestone shoes will catch on your dress. I painted mine with several coats of clear nail polish and it worked perfectly!
8. Take your bra off several hours before getting into your dress so you don’t have bra lines.
9. Make sure to eat breakfast! And drink lots of water – it is hot in the dress, and being the center of attention. You will want water.
10. Remind BMs to not forget their dresses (before traveling and even on the day of!)
11. Set aside tip money for hair and make up before they arrive – I totally didn’t think about it and my sister ended up walking around t oget it from the girls when everything was starting to get crazy as we were getting ready to leave for the ceremony.