MARRIEDS: Top 3 Pieces of Advice

I know that when I first became engaged, everything seemed very overwhelming to me and once I found PW (although a little late into the planning), I felt 100% better and knew that my wedding was going to be amazing.


So, marrieds what top 3 tips/advice would you give to our newly engaged ladies? 

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 3:09 am
beccabride
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thechelsi
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1. Do what will be special to you. Its easy to get caught up in what weddings are "typically" like, but if you want to you can have a wedding that is nothing like that! Think outside the box. Be creative. This makes things unique, fun, and memorable.


2. Things will go wrong. They make fun stories. How many guests do you think expect everything to be perfect? Better yet, how many guests do you think will notice if you have the wrong centerpieces, or couldn't afford the programs you wanted?? People will love your day no matter what, because they love you and they are there to celebrate you. Don't stress too much about the details!


3. At the end of the day, you will be married. That is what matters. Focus on that part! The wedding lasts a day, and the marriage lasts forever. Focus on what you want to remember years later when you are reminiscing about your wedding. Focus on how happy you will be after your wedding. The wedding is going to fly by - take pictures and videos and just enjoy yourself. 

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 3:45 am
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Thanks Chelsi, this helps believe it or not!

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 5:19 am
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1. The dress does matter. When I first started on my journey, I thought the dress didn't matter until I found myself in tears one day. My advice is not to go shopping for your dress a year before your wedding because as the day gets closer, season's change and styles change, nine times out of ten you are going to end up wanting another dress. Do not let someone talk you into getting a dress that you really don't want to please them and don't look at dresses that you are going to fall in love with but are out of your price range.


2. During your entire wedding journey, always remember this simple saying when people are working your last nerves or you feeling stressed - MY DAY! MY WAY! Someone is always going to have an opinion or tell you what they would and wouldn't do if it were their wedding. This is your day - do not let others deter you from your wedding vision. If you want to serve hot dogs instead of filet mignon on your day because that is what you and FI love - DO IT! Your wedding day reflects your style and your personality!


3. Always remember no matter what the ultimate goal is MARRYING THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE. If you have to change your wedding date or can't get the venue you wanted, always remember the most important thing throughout your journey is marrying your soul mate!


I wish each and everyone of you joy, love and happiness throughout your journey! 

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 6:50 am
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1.  dont let the details of the wedding  planning stress you out so much that you end up taking it out on the people you love most.  know your limits.  if you have reached it that day, then stop whatever wedding plans you had been working on and do something relaxing and fun.  if you tend to be the worrying type, then i recommend to get a weddng planner, and let them do their job.  


2. enjoy being engaged.  planning your wedding can take over a big part of your life, esp if you havent really thought of anything before hand.  so before the planning starts big time...enjoy being engaged.  once the planning is underway, take time to spend with your fi just the two of you keeping your connection and relationship strong without talking about wedding plans.


3. make the ceremony personal, and have it on video.  a lot of videographers are offered a highlight dvd as well as the entire wedding video.  i recommend this.  it is like 10-15 minutes and gives the highlights of the wedding.  this is great to show people who ask about your wedding. 

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 7:20 am
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  1. Do what you can to personalize the ceremony/reception to reflect you and your SO as individuals and as a couple

  2. Delegate your must have photos list to someone and hire a videographer if you can

  3. Don't sweat the small stuff. I was determined not to let negativity and "what could have been" get me down. Because of that I feel I wasn't a bridezilla and could really enjoy the process of planning the the day. I was calm and ready and excited. Because at the end of the day and all that planning, the most important thing is that you marry your love and celebrate that.


*Lastly: take it all in. Make mental break times to let it all sink in and be in the moment throughout the day.*

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 9:01 am
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1. Enjoy yourself


2. Make lists! Up until the ceremony, you will need lists to keep track and make sure everything is set up and ready to go :)


3. Hire a Day of Coordinator. Our venue came with one (sort of, extra fee), but it was SO worth it! She saved us!

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 11:05 am
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1. Breathe... and EAT! ! If you forget to do these two things. .. it could end up bad. ;-)

2. Smile through everything. You don't want to ruin your makeup! But most of all, this is a happy time. Don't let others get to you. Smile and move on.

3. Be flexible. Not only with your ideas, but with your schedule and your attitude. Something will go wrong. You might not be able to afford that diamond dance floor you want. And someone might just make you so mad you think your held will explode from the anger. Adapt and adjust.
Posted on March 12, 2013 at 4:33 pm
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1) Remember what the day is all about.  If it's most important to make it about the two of you, then do that.  If you feel that the day is about your two families coming together then make sure that you include them.  Just remember that it's about celebrating your love and your commitment.


2) Don't settle.  If you want something, find a way to make it happen.  Don't go into debt for the rest of your life but there are many ways to get what you want.


3) Take it all in and enjoy every second.  It's just one day and it goes by so fast.  Make sure that you take sometime to enjoy being together and enjoy what is happening.  


 

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 5:45 pm

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