Post # 1
Getting married this weekend (wheeee!!! yay!!!) and have heard the usual advice, which I love:
– “Remember it’s just about the two of you.”
– “Don’t forget to eat!”
– “Don’t sweat the little things, things might not go as planned but it will be okay anyway!”
– “Make sure you actually spend some time with your husband on your wedding day!”
All awesome advice, but the best, most practical advice I’ve received so far was from someone who told me that if I want photos of specific things or with specific people, to write a list and give it to my photographer on the day because it’s likely I’ll just forget to let them know.
Any other little nuggets or pearls of wisdom out there? 😀
Post # 2
Have a bag with emergency things you think you may need, lipstick, flat shoes, band aids, powder, safety pins, sewing kit etc and give it one of your bridal party to be in charge of. Then you know you’ll have what you need on hand for the day.
Post # 3
Remember what the day is about – getting married! As long as you end up married at the end of the day anything else that goes wrong doesn’t matter. Trust me, you will have a lot more fun if you are laid back about everything.
Oh and I made these cute little cards for everyone in the wedding party and the parents that had the contact info for all the vendors so if something went wrong no one needed to call me!
And hire a day-of-coordinator. Ours was worth her weight in gold! She made the whole day flow so smoothly and I didn’t have to worry about a thing.
Post # 5
Breathe! Don’t forget to breathe!
Post # 6
I had an aunt tell me: “Always pee after Sex. There’s nothing funny about a UTI!”
I got a laugh out of it..but it is practical advice that goes a long way!! lol
Post # 7
Yes definitely! My sister suggested this tonight actually. Such a great idea – hopefully we won’t have any use for safety pins/bandaids/etc, but you never know!!
I feel so lucky that our venue already has someone that will be in charge of the day’s itinerary!
wineandthings : Yep, already got one of my sisters to be in charge of the morning/getting ready so that I don’t have to worry about timing etc… Just gonna go with the flow (which is very against my Type A personality – but I’ll give it my best shot :D)
MsPlucky : Yes!! I need to remember this when I’m on the verge of (happy) tears! Can almost always make them go away if I just breathe … just gotta remember to do it!!
Hahaha your aunt is a classic! And a wise woman ;P
Post # 8
Resurrecting this thread because I got married on the weekend (yay!!!) and it was glorious, perfect, incredible, etc etc etc but you know what I wish someone had told me?
Plan for the close of your wedding: Figure out who will take your extra bits and pieces after you leave the venue (bouquet, wishing well/gifts, the cake, your wedding candle, marriage certificate – just those minor details )
I totally forgot to delegate that to anyone! It’s like I assumed a magical fairy would come along and tidy all that stuff up for me, haha!
Post # 9
Bahahahaha, I did this at my first wedding, It’s how I ended up washing dishes, stacking chairs, sweeping floors etc in my wedding dress. The magic fairies of course we’re going to come and do it for us lol.
Post # 10
My mom told me it’s always fun to have things out of control. She laughed everytime when a pigeon from no where came and crushed her cake at her wedding. My father laughed about how everyone looked at that time…So I guess it’s ok to have accidents, it’ll be fun memories at last.
Post # 11
Yikes! I feel sorry for you!!! The princess turned back into Cinderella at the end of the night then? Hahaha! No fairy godmothers around to pick up the slack
That’s a good attitude to have with the pidgeon! Eeek! I adopted the attitude of “I don’t care” when unexpected things popped up over the course of the week before my wedding. It actually really helped!
Post # 12
oh completely, my first day wedding is jokingly referred to as the murphy wedding. If it could go wrong it did. The marriage was brief, and overall it was probably one of my worst choices that I didn’t see the red flags for u til it was too late. However I have excellent stories of the stupidity lol.
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2019 - New York City
Keep them coming – these are so helpful to someone who just started planning! <3
Post # 14
Live and learn as they say. 😛
I see that your wedding is still a while away. My advice to you is: plan out your budget, and then when you think you’ve saved enough and are on track… save some more. 😛 We thought we had it sorted but little bits and pieces will always pop up requiring a bit of extra cash. Good luck!!!
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2017 - the garden house, seattle
i wish someone had told us, “guest list first, then venue.” it would have saved a lot of guest-list angst.
everyone told me two things: things will go wrong and you won’t care, and you’re not going to eat anything so get someone to make up a box of food for you to take when you leave. they were completely right, though when we got to the hotel we were too exhausted to eat the food.