- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Ok been on here for 1 1/2 yrs of my engagement, and feel I can give a few words of advice now that it is a done deal! ~~Will post pics soon!
1. Don’t compromise , wether it is the cake, dress, venue, song of your dreams, if it is not right it will bug you! For me it was the flowers, I splurged on, and when I walked into my venue I was in awe, and for the first time really excited to get married!
2.Some thing will go wrong.Good thing is when you are wearing white and burst into tears, MANY people come running to your aid! Mine was I bought a quart of milk so my Dad can have milk with his meal, like he likes, and forgot the milk at home! 12 people ran down to the gas station and bought him some!
3.DON”T promise things to another bride! I had lovely napkin rings promised another Bee(she did not pay ahead) and out of 110 rings at the end of the night, only 22 were left! Guest were crazy for them as everyone had to have “bling!” Same with my chair sashes, apparently a few guest felt compelled to make them part of their ward robe as scarfs!
4.Write your own vows. Best part of day! My hubby cried during his homemade profession of love,and not a dry eye was seen in the whole ceremony. So touching!
5. Make your guests captive, and you will have a great turnout for your wedding! One thing I hate is people who just show up for the meal and miss the ceremony , we had a open bar and hor de vours reception 1 hour prior to the wedding, I got to relax and visit, snap off a few pro family pics as families arrived, and promptly at 5pm ushered everyone into the outdoor courtyard for the wedding, had 100% of guest there for vows and loved it!
6.You will not eat, people will try to make you eat, but time goes so quick! I have type 1 diabetes , so this was a concern, had to gulp a few swallows of soda a few times to keep blood suagrs up! Try to slow down and enjoy some of the morsels you spent hours picking out with the caterer.
7. Get crafty and wrap and glue some pretty fabric to bricks,, they were awesome in keeping my aisle runner in place as children were attracted like flies to run up and down it all day!
8.Children, expect them. We made it very clear this was a kid free event, no one had any children’s name on invites, yet we ended up with 11 kids out of 98 guests, that’ s like a 1:9 ratio! People really!!!
9.As you are up there taking pics, have a BM rounding up the next group of people to take pics with. This went very smooth, all families got to take a pro pics with us, and took very little time of our day.
10.Appoint a usher to be a “deputy” for the day. My brother made sure no one came in late, had cell phones on, rushed at me ,held up I-pads for pics,or babies crying. He also had my back for clingy aunts who were huggy and drunk, or smoked too close to the venue.
11.There will be a skank there, she will have on way too much make up on, too tight of a short dress and try to dirty dance with everyone, actually there were 2 at my wedding!
12. No one but you,will notice the little details, that is OK, they will be there in your pics, and in your memory, the day will be just fine! No one noticed the small bunny that was on the escort cards to represent my beloved pet bunny, that is ok, I knew they were there!
13.It wll go fast, hang on to every moment, in the end you go home as a Mrs. with the man of your dreams, and that is all that counts!
Ok Bees enough,will post pics as I get them. Love and happy planning to all!
Ok.. 1 teaser photo of my hubby wiping a tear 🙂