(Closed) best pice of advice

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Enjoy your time being engaged! It goes by so fast!  At the same time, don’t procrastinate on planning.  I only had an 8 month engagement, and I left way too much off until the end… like making programs 2 days before until 3 in the morning…. don’t do that.  You;ll thank yourself later if you frontload yoursel.  Also, if you go the DJ route, make sure you get to know him really well, the DJ sets the tone for the reception!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Try to not sweat the small stuff.  After I ordered and addressed invitations my parents thought of SIX more people who absolutely needed to be invited lest there be some huge family issue.  I stressed out about this SO MUCH and so unnecessarily.  There was room,  they were great and generous guests, and really were happy to be there.  I felt awful about how much I stressed over something so small.  Bride brain really goes into effect at the end where anything that deviates from the plan is a HUGE DEAL.

I also stressed for literally months about whether or not to pay for chair covers.  I really wanted them but they are so stupidly expensive.  I ultimately couldn’t put the money up for them and went without.  The room looked fine,  my pictures are find and was talking with a friend who is getting married having similar thoughts and asked her what she thought of the chairs at my wedding.  Of course she couldn’t remember them at all,  which is exactly the point.  The details you harp on are typically insignificant in the end,  what people remember is the over all feeling of the night.  They were fed and entertained and had fun,  no one cares about a chair cover.

Post # 6
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

do as much as you can before things get too crazy.

Post # 8
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@mollardmallard:i did as much as i could before the checklist told me to do something, so that i never got overwhelmed. i have a way easier time picking out a vendor when i am not under pressure. i just browsed blogs and looked for stuff nonchalantly and then when i found something i liked, i made a note of it and contacted the vendor. i was engaged for a little under a year and had mostly everything decided upon/picked out/etc at the 6 month mark. i had a lot of Not Wedding Related stuff going on (sitting for boards, etc), so thats what got me motivated to everything early, ahead of schedule. but you have to be careful to not get too ahead of schedule because then you can change your mind and second guess yourself.

Post # 10
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@mollardmallard:you have the right idea! just keep checking things off your list and it will be here before you know it- good luck!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Think about past weddings you went to and what you remembered about them.  I could not recall what invitations looked like for other people’s weddings or what the chairs looked like!  This will help you determine what is important to you and where you want to spend your effort and your money and what things are not so important.  Also, remember this is your wedding.  There is nothing you HAVE to do, no people you HAVE to invite, no tradition you HAVE to uphold.  Yes, everyone and their mother will tell you what you have to do, but that doesn’t mean you have to listen to them.  And on the wedding day, roll with the punches and try to soak up every second of it.  It goes so fast!

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