(Closed) The BEST one piece of advice for brides

posted 5 years ago in Beehive
Post # 16
2257 posts
Buzzing bee

CallMeMrsG:  Learn to say no. Mean it. You’ll have to at some point in the planning stages.

Post # 17
910 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


thesaurus_rex:  I can totally relate.  I spent the whole reception saying (thank you for coming).  We went to every table and thought we were good until people started leaving after dessert and wanted to also say goodbye.  Before I knew it I was saying thank you for coming all over again.  Usually when I go to weddings I spend a second with the bride and groom when they visit the tables and then usually leave without saying goodbye. 


CallMeMrsG:  find time to spend ALONE with Darling Husband.  Trust me, you will need a break from all the craziness of weddings.



Post # 18
4505 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Make your planning decisions (vennue, dress, food, cake, etc.) and then move on. Don’t agonize over things you’ve already decided.

Post # 19
8686 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had my phone and I was fine. I hate anyone having my phone so that would never have worked for me. I wasn’t too busy that I couldnt answer a quick call or text. Thankfully most of my family and friends had some sense and didn’t really bother me.

beat piece of advice IMO is to RELAX

Post # 20
264 posts
Helper bee

As a divorcee, I would say learning to say no is really great. (Haha! That’s a funny sentence in two ways, actually.) That, and keeping it simple. You don’t want to spend the day worried about making sure someone will be in charge of releasing swans during the ceremony or whether or not all 14 tiers of your cake are getting delivered and assembled correctly. My mom took care of checking out the reception area while I was getting ready for the wedding, and it really helped, but looking back, I know that when I marry the right person (my current SO!) we will ensure that it’s less elaborate so we can focus on just enjoying it. 

Post # 21
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Relax and enjoy the day, what ever happens, happens… Don’t let anything ruin your day. If you Aunt Betty is making a fool of herself just go to the bar grab yourself a drink and walk away… haha Let other’s deal with the mess, you just have fun!

Be sure to have a cucumber in the fridge the night before your wedding day. In case you don’t sleep all night. (toss and turn) In the morning cut the cold cucumber into slices and place on eyes all puffyness will go away. 

And make sure to pack comfy back up shoes, and loads of large safty pins. Once you change into your comfy shoes your dress will be dragging on the ground, tripping you. Sometimes the bustle does not bustel good…  Just pin it up everywhere. No one will notice it all pined from the inside. Even if it is noticeable it better then tripping and or tearing your dress before midnight 🙂


Post # 22
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Time management! Make sure you take time to eat some lunch, to eat some food at dinner, to enjoy a minute with just your husband, to dance, to enjoy that glass of wine, to breathe! Everything can feel so rushed and hectic so just make sure you take a couple minutes to enjoy the things that you worked so hard to plan. Also, make sure you don’t go last on hair/makeup!!

Post # 23
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

CallMeMrsG:  hit the ground running with planning. If you have the time and resources get stuff out of the way! We got all of our vendors in 2014….now get to do fun stuff like get wedding bands, start on our vows and decor. Its taken the stress off big time.

Post # 24
252 posts
Helper bee

Get a videographer! You won’t regret it, no matter what your budget, make room for it! There are so many emotions swirling all day that it is very hard to remember the day you spent so much time, effort and money on- get a video to relive the day! 🙂

And a note on remembering, only have a drink or two and focus on really soaking in each moment- enough time for drinking on your honeymoon and during other people’s weddings! 🙂

Post # 27
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My sister told me to do the first look photos and photos with the famil before the ceremony.  Oh and to take a few minutes alone with my SO before the vows during the First Look.  She said she didn’t do the first look and then spent half her reception taking photos and that was her biggest regret. 

Post # 28
1341 posts
Bumble bee

If something goes wrong, do not stress or worry about it, chances are no one else will notice. 

My husband stuff up his vows … It made for a good laugh in the church, great photos and video, and I stacked it walking into our reception. they are all funny memories now. 

Post # 29
941 posts
Busy bee

I would say take in everyone that is there. It makes me really sad to see how many people overlook that these people are taking time to not only celebrate your wedding with you but to support the Union and the beginning of your lives together. Also… EAT CAKE! I was so busy at my wedding I didn’t even get to taste my own cake! Very sad faced.

Post # 30
419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

May 2015 bride here loving all this advice! Keep it coming : ) 

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