(Closed) What are some tips that helped make your wedding day a success

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

For us, it was our family’s team effort that made our wedding so perfect. Everyone chipped in, from picking up pizzas for our rehearsal dinner the night before, picking up flowers the day of, cooking breakfast for everyone, and setting up our reception space. We also had an amazing day of coordinator and I shudder to think of what it would’ve been like without her.

Delegating tasks and asking for help is so crucial. I think most brides may be scared to, but I think 99% of the time, everyone wants to help! Your family and friends love you and genuinely want the day go to smoothly for you. The key is surrounding yourself with those amazing people. 

Speaking specifically, we opted to do a First Look and I would recommend that to anyone who’s on the fence about it. It allowed my husband and I to have a few precious moments alone together in our crazy hectic day. 

We consider our wedding day/weekend to be the best one of our lives and it was because we focused on the big picture, which is getting to marry your best friend. Things will go wrong, but it’s how you choose to deal with them that will make the biggest difference. Our photo booth vendor never showed up, no call/no email, AND our power went out 2 hours into our reception! We got married outside in the desert so imagine that for a second. A truck driver took out 5 telephone poles in a nearby city so our whole area was blacked out until 5 the next morning. But we wouldn’t change a single thing. I know everyone was really worried about me, but even as it was happening I kept saying, “this is really perfect!!” Everyone came together so quickly and effortlessly to get a bonfire going (originally planned for 10pm), our photographers set up a makeshift photo booth for us, and we all got to really really enjoy just being together without the fuss of anything else. It was amazing.

Post # 4
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am not married yet but I can share some of the things that I have been doing. First of all I know that no matter how many plans you  make something will go wrong. That being said I am trying to anticipate problems so we can handle them better. For example, I have a timeline for the Groomsmen and BMs I have a picture schedule of who needs to be there and the order of family portraits. I have delegated people to pin on flowers, run out to get lunch, etc… I am trying to anticipate problems from what other people have said and try to handle them the best I can. However, when the day gets here I know that I will have to let it all go and trust in our family and friends to help the day run smoothly. 

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