Now that my wedding day is over, I finally am able to post all the details on PW! Kudos to all the brides who DIY projects, update their bios and plan a wedding all at once...I received many wonderful ideas from Project Wedding so thought I'd share my pro pics of the day here! A hurricane was heading our way, but it turned out to be an unbelievably gorgeous day...truly magical!
After the fact, some advice for other PW brides:
Videographer: I was completely against a videographer...absolutely refused until our dance instructor sent me a link to this amazing local videographer! I can't even express how happy I am that I hired one as there is a high associated with the wedding and then the day of is a blur and when you return from the honeymoon, there can be a sort of low, but once I saw my highlight video, I was on cloud 9 once again. You can't be everywhere that day, you can't remember much, you're pulled in a million directions, and so to see my day in a 5-minute clip of highlights bursting with happiness and smiles is so amazing! I highly, highly recommend getting a good videographer as the photographer can't capture the moments the same way, unlike what I once thought!
Dance lessons: If you can fit them in your budget -and some instructors are less than you may think...look around - take them and start early...at least 6 months before the wedding. Dance lessons were a highlight of the wedding planning and believe me, there weren't many of those! It was relaxing and fun for my husband (who USED to hate dancing) and me and was exactly the togetherness we needed to keep us grounded when all the other craziness is going on around you...we laughed a lot!
Have fun: as much fun as possible…unless you’re very lucky, people are not going to treat you the way you’d expect…guests, parents, siblings, venue owners, it can turn out to be about them so try not to pay any attention to the little things and dance, drink and socialize as much as you can...I'm so happy I did! :)
04/25/2011 at 01:15 pm
Well said ;)