~*My advice for future brides*~
- Last updated on December 7, 2009 at 11:36 am
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1.) My best advice is to stick to the budget. This was the best decision DH and I made. It is so nice to be finished with the wedding and not have to pay one single bill after it. Make a budget and stick to it. If you go over in one area, make sure to go lower in another area. If you do not believe you will be truly upset with yourself if you don't have something at your wedding after your wedding, don't stress it if it is not in the budget! Have the wedding you can afford.
2.) Don't let friends and family sway you. Have your wedding represent you and your DH. When you look at pictures in the future it will be more satisfying to know that this was truly your wedding and not your friends or families. If you regret something you did do in the future at least it is something you wanted to do at that time and not the other way around.
3.) Do not compare yourself to other weddings. It is very hard to do that on a site like Project Wedding but it will only stress you out. Wedding planning is already stressful as it is. You may not have the best photographer or the most expensive gown so work with what you do have and make it amazing.
4.) The wedding is one day; the marriage is a lifetime commitment. Remember to take a breather every once in a while to reflect what the planning is truly all about.
5.) Make sure your FI and you are on the same page! This will help squash any unpleasant drama along the way!
6.) Enjoy planning! It is a great time in your life and before you know it, it's all over!
7.) Get a videographer! We didn't get a fancy one at all but let me tell you how DH and I were glued to our televison last night. It was SO amazing to watch the whole day unfold. The video made us laugh, cry, hug ... It was worth it to have it. So many things we missed or forgot but the video caught it for us. It was unbelievable. I want to watch it right now as I type. So it is something that most don't put in their budget but I would recommend that you do. Like I said, my video is not fancy at all like the amazing ones you see on PW. Just the footage and music in the background but it is so worth it to have b/c it is OUR wedding in video. We will watch it every anniversary and we get to show our children the actual day ... how we moved, danced and laughed. It truly was the best feeling last night! :)