(Closed) It’s my wedding week!!!! Any advice??

posted 8 years ago in October 2011
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Advice I didn’t listen to, that I should have:

– Don’t sweat the small stuff, it’ll get worked out somehow.

– Take a step back from your reception and just take it all in. Look at your vision all put together.

– EAT YOUR FOOD. I got 2 appies all night cuz i was too busy drinking wine and mingling. Everyone said it was delicious…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

ohhh these are good! Me too…

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Try to stay as calm as possible the day of.  I drank a few glasses of wine, and it was so nice!  I was calm for him.  I felt so relaxed and enjoyed the day very much.  Just roll with it!  Congrats!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Breathe? Hehe that’s what I’m struggling with at the moment ^_^
I’m interested to hear what others say about this too.

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Congrats!  Get lots of rest!  I did so many last minute things that I was literally exhausted to the point of wanting to faint the night before so I needed extra make up for the bags under my eyes!  And YES!  EAT!  Our food was amazing but I barely took 3 bites because I was so overwhelmed with everything that was going on.  I was soooo hungry.  DO NOT let anyone come back to your room or place with you and your husband.  We did that mistake and one of my hubby’s friends passed out drunk on our bed on OUR wedding night!  That totally sucked monkey balls =(  And last but not least, have a blast!  The day goes by so quick so take a moment to take it all in and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Definitely BREATHE! Laugh, enjoy yourself. Remember that all the little tiny details that might get overlooked or missed are only details YOU know about, so don’t sweat it, no one else knows. One thing I repeated to myself over and over was that so long as me, Darling Husband and the officiant showed up, the rest was just frills. Very nice to have, but not necessary. The day is about your and your Fiance getting married, keep focused on that ๐Ÿ™‚ And have FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re getting married!!!!!!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am not familiar with any prior posts, so I apologize on advance if any details are off.

 

I must agree, make sure you eat! Don’t stress about having to make it to each table during dinner, make sure to take time to yourself with your new husband and enjoy that dinner ๐Ÿ˜‰

Make sure to absorb everything all day long. The look on your parents faces whn they see you in your gown, your groom’s face when you see him for the first time, and his eyes when you say your vows.

No matter how many pictures and videos you end up with, there are things that you will miss and things that will fade. My biggest regret is not taking it all in..it will go by so fast you won’t believe it.

 

Above all else, don’t worry about a thing–details you fret over, guests won’t notice. 

Congratulations!!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Delegate, delegate, delegate!

I don’t think I enjoyed my reception nearly as much as I could/should have because we didn’t have a DOC so I was doing everything. It’s not as much fun when people are constantly asking you questions, like about where things should go or timelines. You don’t need to get a professional DOC, but I had a lot of friends and family members who would have been happy to step up had I asked, but I didn’t because I thought I should be taking care of it all myself. 

Try to be in the moment when you’re walking down the aisle. I know this should be  “duh” thing, but ideally, you only make the walk down the aisle once in your life, and it goes by really fast, especially if you’re like me and spend the first half of the walk looking down at your shoes because you’re scared you’re going to trip or fretting that you aren’t holding your flowers correctly. I wish I had paid more attention to my guests that were beaming at me, to our musician friend that was playing my favorite Beatles song as a processional, and most importantly, to the man I was about to pledge to spend my life with. 

If things go wrong on your wedding day, they go wrong. You can pitch a fit about it, but it won’t change anything, and you’re upset and your guests are likely upset as a result. If things go wrong (and hopefully they won’t!) they’ll look to you as to how to react. An example was during my wedding ceremony, when my husband was reading his vows, my stepsister’s phone went off. And not like a sweet song, but the most obnoxious rap song you can imagine, full of “b*tches” and “n*ggers”. Very, very loudly (side note: really now, who leaves their ringer on during a wedding ceremony???). I could have flipped out, but it wouldn’t change the fact that it had happened. I laughed it off, and my guests, who had collectively tensed for a second, laughed too, and then it was over. I had guests tell me weeks later that they really admired how gracefully I handled it. 

Above all, try to remember that through all the decorations, favors, food, and the pretty white dress, this is the day you are promising yourself in marriage to your husband, and that’s the most important thing. At the end of the day, that’s what will last. The rest is just details.

Congratulations, and I hope you have a wonderful wedding! 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Mrs Sarah McK:  Oh YES!  Very good advice.  

My DOC was a LIFE SAVER.  I honestly feel both she and my videographer were the best $ investment we made.  I think these are 2 items that most brides are very “iffy” about but I think they don’t realize that they are worth every single penny.  (and we were very short on pennies… believe me..lol) 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Date Twin! Thanks for posting- can’t wait to hear more advice!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Loving all the advice!!!!!  I will take all I can get =)  Thank you for the post!!!!!!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

When you are walking down the aisle – take time to look at your guests. It made me feel so loved to see all of those smiling faces looking at me. After that point – it’s all about you and the groom baby! I made eye contact with him and that’s when the waterworks started… LOL!

I told my close family members that if something goes wrong – deal with it and don’t tell me. LOL. I didn’t want to worry about anything and I didn’t!

Roll with the punches – the guy that played the CD at my wedding did not change the song when the wedding party walked down and I was in the back ready to go down the aisle and I heard the wrong song playing – started freaking out – and then someone said – Who cares? No one is going to know but you ๐Ÿ™‚ So true! I went with the flow of the evening for the rest of the night and didn’t have a care in the world!

 

Enjoy your special day – I know it is so cliche to say – but it will go by faster than you can imagine. You will blink and the day is over ๐Ÿ™ Good luck!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The one piece of advice I received from a recent bride friend is to go on a date with your hubby-to-be during this week. Just the two of you to connect during this special time and to enjoy your last moments as an engaged couple and some time alone before all the festivities.

Congrats!

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