(Closed) Married gals! Best Wedding Day Advice

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Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

The best wedding advice I had was to relax.  The best wedding day advice I have after is exactly that.  Relax, soak it all up.  It will be over and done with before you know it.  Also those small details you loose sleep over hardly ever get noticed in the end, so don’t worry if the table runners are the wrong shade – nobody will notice – least of all you.

Also, make time to go to every table to share a toast with them.  It means a lot to your guests when you do this.

If you have your own camera – get an empty memory card for it and give the camera to a friend to take pictures throughout the day, not only of you, but the guests and candid moments throughout the day.  I promise you the morning after you will be so glad that you have some pictures to look back at straight away.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Remember the reception is the biggest and fanciest party you will ever have in your honour, so ENJOY IT!

The best advice I got was to plan a marriage not a wedding. 🙂 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hmmm, my advice would be to pad the living sh*t out of your day-of schedule! Our wedding started at 5PM, so the hair and makeup people arrived at … 11AM. We had plenty of time to get all our hair and makeup done, eat lunch, drink wine, take pictures, and we still all had 45 minutes of down-time to just chill out (and drink a LOT more wine) before the ceremony started … right on time! Honestly, that 45 minutes of chill-out time was probably the most important part of the day. It can be easy to get a little worked up as the witching hour approaches, so sitting there with the bridal party drinking wine, in no hurry whatsoever and with no other task except to relax and get ready to get hitched, was the best thing ever!!!

YOU DO NOT WANT TO SPEND THE LAST MINUTES BEFORE YOUR CEREMONY STRESSED OUT!!!!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Relax and Soak it all in because it’s going to go by faster than you can even begin to imagine! 😀

Your day is coming so soon! You must be getting so excited!!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Relax! You’re getting married to the love of your life no matter what happens, so try to keep that thought at the front of your brain when other things stress you out.

Make sure EVERYONE has a copy of the schedule of the days events. At the rehearsal, my DOC handed every bridesmaid, groomsman, parent, grandparent, parent of flower girl/ringbearer a copy. At first I thought it was overkill, but the next day, there was ZERO question on who needed to be where and when.

I agree with @Cariad – you’ll appreciate having candid moments you can look at right away.

And, uh, don’t forget deodorant and have a minor meltdown at the venue. Tell your bridesmaids to have back ups just in case. 🙂

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Definitely give everyone an itinerary.  I had 15 people in my wedding party and I was getting so annoyed with everyone asking me questions about what time to get ready, what to be at the church, etc over and over again.  I emailed everyone and parents a timeline and they all appreciated it.

I was so relaxed that morning and thought I had my emotions under control.  Until my husband’s sister came up to me as I was about to start getting my make up done and handed me a Kay’s gift box and card.  My husband got me a beautiful diamond heart shaped necklace and an amazing card that made me start crying!  It was so unexpected!  Then I was fine again until I put my dress on….

That is when the nerves started.  I had read about making sure you have imodium or something just in case but I was so busy and thought I wouldn’t need it as I never have stomach issues.  WRONG.  As soon as I started putting my dress on I felt like I was getting the runs…ahh  Of all people my hairdresser (I had hair and makeup done in my hotel suite)  came through as she brought with her Pepto Bismal ha ha.  Yeap my professional photographer got a picture of me chugging a bottle of Pepto as my bridesmaids are doing my corset.  Just make sure you have Tums, aspirin, bandaids, you just never know.  Also safety pins, I had a bridesmaid whose strap came lose.

I was so nervous when I was about to start walking down the aisle.  I carried my bouquet up high to my side instead of in front of my belly button.  I also read on wedding bee that if you feel you will start crying and don’t want the ugly cry face to press your tongue against the roof of your mouth.  Did I remember that…nope  I had a weird face as I started walking down but by the time I got half way I managed to regain my composure and had a decent smile on my face.  I don’t remember the music playing as I was walking down nor did I look at my fiance till I got to the front.  I was excited for that moment but I think I knew I would totally lose it so I just looked straight ahead towards the priest ha ha.

My husband started tearing up and sniffling in the middle of the ceremony and during the vows but I managed not to cry.  I was tearing up just thinking about my wedding for months while planning and I still do when I think of the day! 

One other tip is to have your groom carry your lip gloss in his pocket.  You will be taking a lot of pictures and you will need it handy!

I was really worried I would not enjoy the reception because I would be running around a lot and worrying about details.  But I actually had a lot of fun as in probably the best night of my life.  We all danced our butts off!  Including our 1 1/2 year old daughter!  Relax and soak it all in……

Good luck and many blessings!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

delegate, delegate, delegate and make sure those peopl will actually do the stuff they are delegated with. The best thing was to delegate a family emember to round up other family members for photos.. the worste is for you to be yelling at your dad to come stand beside you…

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The day goes by fast!  Crazy fast.  I have 2 pieces of advice.  1)Take some time out for just you and your hubby right after the ceremony just to take it in.  People will try to get you to keep on moving, but you should go off somewhere by yourself just to soak each other up.  2)Someone else said this and I wish I had done it, share a toast or something with the people at each table.  They’ll appreciate that you took the time to acknowledge they came.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Relax, enjoy it, because it goes by so fast, and remember to eat something, because with all the pictures, and events going on that day you will be famished.

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Enjoy the day because it goes by so quickly!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I know everyone says it, but I seriously could not believe how fast it went by. One minute I was walking toward my groom, the next minute everyone was leaving. Except that 5 hours had passed in the meantime, somehow!  So try to be completely in the moment as much as you can. It’s so worth it.

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@jolie0119:  thanks for taking the time to type all that out….it was super helpful  

Same to everyone else!! glad read this post

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Don’t sweat the small stuff. On your wedding day, there may be a few small bumps, but roll with the punches. On my wedding day, I had two moments where things didn’t fit into my perfect plan 1) My mom somehow removed my “9/10/11” etsy hanger from my wedding bag that was going to the venue and hung it up at home–my dress pics are on a plastic hanger & 2) my bouquet wasn’t the right color (orange instead of yellow). In both cases my blood pressure shot up momentairly and I made the conscious choice to skip the drama and just go with it. These things were so small–the flowers were still lovely and no one else knew they weren’t quite right. And my dress pictures were still lovely.

If something goes wrong, take a deep breath and realize that it would be a real shame to spend any part of the day upset!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Be nice to the people around you. After you are nice, be more nice and nice again. They are all there because they love and support you. Don’t be a b*tch. 

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