- 4 years ago
- Wedding: January 2014
So my wedding was exactly a month ago today, and I started reflecting on it and what I would have changed or not changed leading up to it and on the day itself.
I can not tell you the ordeal I had trying to figure out my makeup. I strongly suggest everyone have that detail ironed out at least a month in advance. (I knew that but I am the queen of procrastination.) I waited until 3 weeks before the wedding before I even really started thinking about it. I had a horrible first trial which resulted in a ridiculous amount of samples from Sephora, unused products from Ulta, it’s insane. I ended up getting my makeup airbrushed. Airbrush is AWESOME. I have read some pros and cons about it, but I absolutely loved it.
That leads me into my next point– DO NOT try and make yourself wear too much or too little makeup if you are not comfortable with it. I usually wear foundation regularly so airbrush was no big deal. But I did end up wearing fake eyelashes which I have never done before. I hated them. I felt them on my eyes all night and its my biggest makeup regret. My lashes are naturally long but the MA talked me into it. When I look at my pics my eyes dont look like ME. Go with your gut!
Organization!! My other issue. I had 3 people handling my gifts at the end of the night! lol I forgot to designate someone to take care of it, so my mother, my Mother-In-Law and one of the groomsman all packed away gifts in their cars so they were at 3 different places the next day! lol Dont let that important detail go, luckily my groomsman is super trustworthy.
The DJ: He did an…ok job. He played all the songs I requested for things like the recessional, first dance, etc, but I didnt really give him a list of preferred songs for the reception because I didnt think it was necessary. The only guideline I gave him was “fun but clean” music, meaning no cuss words, no twerking music. I figured he would understand that there are a ton of fun modern songs to dance to without being overtly sexual. He understood that to mean a lot of OLD music, like Motown, lol. Now I wanted a mixture because my parents like that stuff, but for the first hour it was all he played. My dance floor was bare for a lot of the evening except for the line dances like The Wobble. 🙁 Make sure you go over every detail and make it clear to your DJ or band or whoever about what you want.
The dress: Loved my dress, wasnt sure what to wear under it. I contemplated wearing a longline bra underneath it. I felt so layered and stuffed in it so what worked best was the Nu-bra, absolutely the best decision for me. I am not flat but not super busty, kind of a B/C (depending on the time of the month, haha) and it was amazing. It stayed put all night and gave me that extra oomph I wanted for my sweetheart neckline. I did wear Spanx sheers, mainly because I didnt want my legs to rub together and I liked the extra security it gave me. And it was a winter wedding. 🙂
Other than that everything went smoothly, it was a gorgeous wedding and I am officially a happily married woman!