- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Gables at Chadds Ford
I just got married and am so happy it’s over! We had an amazing day, but you all know wedding planning is stressful! I thought I would share a few things with brides who are planning their wedding now. Some of this advice you will hear from everyone- try your best to follow it haha!
–No one else cares about the details as much as you do! No matter how beautiful your invitations were or how long you spent making them, almost all of them will be in the trash soon.
–Accept help from others. I was a perfectionist about everything and didn’t let anyone help me with anything and was so stressed out because of it.
–Make sure you start a hair and makeup trial early on. I started looking late and felt stuck with who I had but hated my makeup and hair on the wedding day. Do not let anyone tell you, “You shouldn’t have to worrry about doing your own hair and makeup on your wedding day.” If you typically do a good job on your makeup, consider doing it yourself because you will look and feel like yourself. Also, do not color or highlight your hair too close to the wedding!
–Set a budget and stick to it. Also, make sure that budget is reasonable. Are you saving for a house? Do you really want to drain your bank accounts for a one-day event? Decide the top three things that are most important to you and your fiance and make sure you splurge on those and try your best to save on everything else.
–Don’t forget about your honeymoon!!! I spent so much time stressing about the wedding that packing and planning what to do for our honeymoon was completely brushed to the side. I did not make time to shop for cute outfits or make sure we had a plan when we got there. Also, we were soo exhaused all of the honeymoon since we left the day after the wedding (we went to France), that it was hard to want to go see everything there was to see. If I could do it over, I would’ve waited a week or so before leaving for the honeymoon, or done a simple beach vacation because all we wanted to do was relax.
If I could do it over again… We would’ve had an outdoor ceremony or courthouse wedding and a fire hall party, followed by a long beach vacation (but somewhere awesome like Tahitii) instead of spending so much on the wedding.