Post # 1
I thought it might be nice if recent brides shared tips for soon to be brides. Simple things you did or wish you had done that made or would have made your day more comfortable or easy.
Buy your shoes a little larger than your normal size so you have room to insert gel pads for the ball of your foot and for the back of your heel. It will make standing in your shoes for hours, like you will on your wedding day, much more comfortable.
Post # 3
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
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
Dont sweat the small things….you wont notice them the day of 🙂
Post # 6
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 😉
Stop. Breathe. Eat. Eat some more.
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
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
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
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
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
Good tips! I’m interested to see more. 🙂
Post # 12
These are great! Keep ’em coming!
Post # 13
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
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
I’m bumping this because I love the advice! 🙂