(Closed) Tips from recent brides to soon to be brides

posted 8 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you really don’t need a corset and can get away with a strapless bra only, do it ! By the end of the night, my ribs literally hurt. I couldn’t eat and I was miserable in the comfort department !

Post # 4
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Quickie last minute unplanned JOP weddingu in your favourite outfit that’s in your closet at the time.  Saves time, money, and stress!

(LOL – ours was and it was perfect and stress free)

Post # 5
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Dont sweat the small things….you wont notice them the day of ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If your dress is getting too tight, undo a couple of the hook and eyes on that big seat belt strap (if you dress has one) around your waist that keeps it up. I wish I had thought of that on the day ๐Ÿ˜‰

Stop. Breathe. Eat. Eat some more.

Eat lunch!!!

Give yourself at least an hour of “grey zone” time before the ceremony. Stuff is going to go wrong/run late. You’ll need that hour.

Post # 7
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

Make sure your train is bustled high enough for you to walk backwards (dance) and not trip over it).  That was my only quasi meltdown is when I was afraid I’d trip during our first dance.

Post # 8
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

This is a really little thing… but I was going through all our professional pictures today and realized that we didn’t have any pictures of our first kiss without the minister’s head awkwardly in the picture.  I wish there was a picture of just the two of us, even if it was “staged” after the fact… 

Post # 9
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Its a good idea to have 2 people who know how to bustle your dress in case it comes unbustled sometime throughout the reception and you cant find that one person!

Designate one of your bridesmaids to tell you when you need to reapply your lipstick or touch up makeup at all and if your hair is coming undone at all so they can bobbypin it back in

Dont sweat the small stuff.

Try to take pictures with people throughout the reception – dancing is great but you only have this one time to get pictures with people at your own wedding – dont let it pass you by!

Post # 10
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Definitely build in some wiggle room in your schedule. Murphy’s Law. We ran about an hour behind.

Relax and enjoy! Dont get too worked up over small things on the day of. I promise you wont even notice them.

Buy comfortable undergarments and shoes. My toes went numb from my heels. Ick

If you can, hire a DOC. Best decision ever. Made my day totally stress-free.

Post # 11
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Good tips! I’m interested to see more. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
923 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

These are great!  Keep ’em coming!

Post # 13
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Ditto to whoever said to make sure you get photos during the reception – I danced the whole time and I think I missed some good photo ops because of that.

I forgot makeup to touch up after the ceremony, so don’t do that!  I also forgot my flip flops, so my advice would be to pack a bag with that stuff the night before, because day-of, you’ll be frazzled.

The best advice I can give you is to let go that day.  A bunch of things went wrong before my wedding – I stopped being friends with 2 of my BMs in the 2 months before, I got into a big fight with my husband the day before (although we made up, haha), I only got 2 hours of sleep, a waitress spilled coffee on my getting-ready outfit, the flowers in the centerpieces were the wrong colors, etc.  However, I made a promise to myself to stay in the moment and focus on all the good and it really showed. I was really happy and relaxed and everyone commented on what a fun bride I was.  Nothing else matters that day other than you and your husband and how much you love each other.  Focus on that and other things will just fade away. 


Post # 14
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Make sure your bustle is triple secure!!! 

Take pictures with people you don’t really think you want pictures with–you’ll appreciate them afterwards. I even kind of wish we had done table shots, even though I was so against them originally. 

Bring a change of shoes if you’re wearing heels, just in case. I didn’t, and I regretted it. 

Hire a DOC for sure. 

Hand your phone off to someone else the day of the wedding, and make sure your groom does the same thing. You guys should not be bothered with any phone calls, problems, or questions. 

Post # 15
2067 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m bumping this because I love the advice! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

This is a great thread!

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