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

posted 8 years ago in October 2011
Post # 17
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Do you wear contacts?  If so, bring and extra set, along with a mini bottle of solution…  all of the makeup, hairspray and tears did a number to my contact, and for about an hour I couldnt see anything out of one eye!  One of my bridesmaids husbands was able to sneak into my hotel room and grab me an extra pair… thank goodness!

Post # 19
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I got married last weekend and I have Wedding Amnesia! It’s a real thing…when you’re too stressed your brain can’t commit things to long-term memory. Take a moment right before the actual ceremony. SIT DOWN. Just sit down. Let the adrenaline subside. Don’t even talk to anybody. Just sit down and let your hormones level out. Then calmly walk out of the room and get ready to marry the man of your dreams.

Post # 20
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

It’s been said already, but seriously don’t sweat the small stuff.  It really doesn’t matter at the end of the day.  Take some time for just you and your groom.  It is so special.  I will never forget seeing his face as I made my way down the aisle.

Post # 21
2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Have a massage the day before. I did this, and it was an incredible feeling to just be so relaxed. I was able to have a total blast day of. I danced until the cows came home.

Post # 22
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ok, totally random, but it might be a good idea to have your phone on alarm only the night before your wedding. I forgot to do this and one of my East coast friends got confused about the time difference and woke me up with multiple “best wishes” type texts starting at 8am her time, 5 am my time. I’d gone to bed at 1am and once I was woken up, it took me forever to fall back to sleep. I ended up over-sleeping and had to race around in the morning. So do whatever you have to do (ear plugs? melatonin?) to get a good night sleep. (and avoid staying up until 1 am if at all possible!)

I dubbed my Brother-In-Law Day of Coordinator and he was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I owe him big time!!!

If possible, allow extra time for getting ready and allow more time than you think for photos… we felt really rushed.

I took time to look at everyone’s faces as I walked down the aisle and will never forget the look on my grandfather’s face, among others… I forgot to look at my groom though until I “arrived” up front… was shocked to see he was crying.

I forgot to thank all my guests! I meant to borrow the microphone for a brief thank you, etc., etc., but completely forgot! We also sat down and spent the entire dinner with our table… it was great actually eating and spending the time with our wedding party/close friends, but I also wish I’d had more time to visit with other tables…maybe try to find a balance here?

I also wished I’d sat my girls down in the bridal suite and told them all how much they meant to me… I wrote them all personal letters that I put in their gift bags at the rehearsal, but I wish I’d had “a moment” with them right before the ceremony thanking them again…

A few things got messed up (e.g., the slideshow projector was screwed up and only showed half of each photo) – I started to get upset but got a hold of myself and realized that it wasn’t a big deal and was able to let it go. I recommend giving yourself a swift talking to if you start to turn into a crazy bride!

I also dropped a few projects a day or two before the wedding that would have really stressed me out if I’d pushed to complete them, and I’m so glad I did. They really were unnecessary things. Ask someone to help talk you of things that will make you crazy! 🙂

Sorry this post is all over the place! Hope it helps!

Post # 23
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

SLEEP as much as possible the night before!

EAT!!!! At the wedding…..EAT BEFORE THE WEDDING CEREMONY! (I forgot to eat before and had to scrounge something to eat, I found half a cookie in my purse to eat before the ceremony and I was STARVING before I ate it, and felt super light headed until I ate it).

SMILE while walking down the aisle. I kept thinking about looking at all the people, but stayed focused in Darling Husband, every time I even glanced at anyone looking at me, I teared up, but looking into DHs eyes and smiling while walking down the aisle helped keep the smile on my face and helped to keep me from full on bawling while walking down the aisle.

BREATH! My grandfather whispered in my ear twice while walking down the aisle to breath! lol

During our reception, I took a moment on the balcony above our guests and just took everything in (learned this from another Bee). I also grabbed my camera and took pictures of our guests slow dancing while I was up there, and Darling Husband followed me up and we just spent a few minutes looking over OUR wedding. Aparently while we were looking over it, his sister snuck up behind us and took pictures of us overlooking everything….

and me taking pictures of our guests lol (someone even asked “why is the bride taking pictures?” I thought it was funny because I wanted some pictures of our wedding that we could enjoy the moment we got home 🙂

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