Advice for Brides to be

I just wanted to make a post to share some advice that I have learned along the way, and feel free to add to the list :) 


- Before you start going to bridal shows and putting your email down everywhere, I would make a seperate wedding planning email address. 1.5 years later I am still getting spammed with wedding stuff! 


-Along with the bridal shows, I would take return address labels (with your wedding email) to give to people rather then having to rewrite it a million times. 


- If your planning on a long engagement wait to ask your bridesmaids to be in the wedding, just in case something changes and your not as good of friends when the time comes you dont have that awkward are they still planning on being in the wedding moment. 


-Although you may think its flattering to copy someones EXACT wedding details, if you know them in real life its not.  If you met them online through a wedding website- its free game lol :) 


- Dont be afraid of DIYs! 


- As much as you think everyones world should revolve around your wedding, it dosnt.  Dont forget that your bridesmaids lives havent stopped just becasue your getting married. Ask how they are every once in awhile! No body likes a Bridezilla :) 


-Make a list of all your must have photo ops for the day of the wedding! There will be a lot going on and it will move faster and be a lot easier if everyone knows what pictures you want.  I would even think about dividing it into a must have/want list so you are completely happy with your pictures at the end of the day. 


- Have back up plans, and dont get upset if everything dosnt go as planned. 


-As far as PW, give credit where credit is due! if you get an idea from another bride make sure to give her credit. There is nothing more hurtful then getting on PW and realizing someone is getting compliments on something they did (that is yours) and your not credited anywhere. 


Thats all I can think of right now :) I'll update later if I think of more! Happy planning! 

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 6:55 am
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leni8
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Great advice!

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 9:13 am
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Great ideas!  I never even thought to get a seperate email address!

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 10:29 am
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I didn't either till it was too late unfortunately.
Posted on February 23, 2013 at 11:51 am
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I wish I would have done that - a separate email.  There are many awesome ideas here!!

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 12:05 pm
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:) Thanks becca! 

Posted on February 24, 2013 at 12:47 am
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Great tips! Thanks!

Posted on February 24, 2013 at 3:19 am
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no problem Kszczes! 

Posted on February 24, 2013 at 5:20 am
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Great tips !!!
Posted on February 24, 2013 at 11:28 am
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Lots of good stuff here!

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 2:44 am
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Totally did number 1, and just logged back into that email adress earlier this morning. I have a horrifying number of emails!


Great advice!

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 3:44 am
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REALLY good advice.  Thank you!

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 6:46 am
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I can imagine Nicole! It's crazy the amount of emails I still get!
Posted on February 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm
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This IS really helpful advice.  Kind of you to stop and share it.


I have been in or involved in nearly 1000 weddings at this point (as a member of the party, as a vocalist, pianist, etc.).  The best advice I would give, in addition to the great advice above -- is that, at the end of the day, YOU'RE MARRIED.  I've seen too many bride's ruin their big day, or have it be less than it could have been, because their expectation was perfection.  All of the little foibles make your Big Day "YOUR" Big Day. No one will remember the problems, only how happy you were and how much fun they had.


In short, don't stress!  Enjoy it for all it's worth!


 

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm
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One more thought ...


Of the nearly 1,000 weddings I've been involved in, the MOST memorable -- were the ones that were done on the cheap but with an eye toward expressing the individuality of the bride and groom.  Backyard cookouts, ice cream varieties instead of cake, using a public park instead of a venue -- all made these days stand out to me among the many, many expensive but predictable weddings.


 

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 2:36 pm
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great advice! wonderful additions etyler!

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 3:46 pm
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Great advice!

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 2:46 am

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