After spending the whole weekend at a Bridal Expo and with our 4th Wedding Anniversary approaching this Thursday my husband and I have been reminscing about our wedding day and planning. So we decided to co-write this blog post giving tips based on our own experiences – what we would do the same and more important what we would do differently! Hope you find this useful and amusing.
1) Sample lots of cake. Go to multiple bakeries and try all the different options. This is the most fun task in the wedding planning.
2) When she walks down the aisle, lean in and whisper “You look beautiful”. Let’s face it, she just spent 6 hours getting ready compared to your 30 minutes. Plus she may be nervous from all the attention. It just gets the ceremony kicked off on a good note.
3) Eat at your reception. You just spent thousands of dollars to feed scores of your friends and family. It seems obvious that you would feed yourselves, but many couples spend so much time mingling that they miss out on dinner. Feed yourselves first and then mingle.
4) Personalize your wedding so that it represents you as a couple. There are many ways to do this including creating a theme, making your own favors, writing your own vows and picking your favorite songs for the DJ to play. The more you personalize the wedding, the more people will remember it favorably.
5) You don’t have to leave for the honeymoon the next day. When the wedding is finally over, you are usually tired and broke. By waiting 6 – 9 months to take the honeymoon, it gives you something to look forward to and allows you to afford a better trip!
1) Have your father pick the Father-Daughter Dance song. I was so worried my dad wouldn’t dance so I gave him the incentive by asking him to pick the song.
2) Do NOT skimp on the wedding photographer!! We went with a friend of a friend and let’s just say it didn’t work out and we were down 6 glasses of wine from the open bar.
3) Take a break from wedding planning! Go on a date with your fiance and talk about your marriage, not the wedding.
4) If you have a bridesmaid causing problems it IS okay to relieve her of her duties. It is your day after all.
5) Please don’t smash cake in each other’s face no matter how many people encourage you to do so. It shows you have little respect for one another. Be kind and courteous to each other on your wedding day.
Do have tips to add? Please comment below. I would love to hear what advice you would give.