Wedding tip 1: Just go with it
Whether you just got engaged or are still looking for a man worthy to stand at the end of the aisle, it’s smart to learn a few tips from a pro. Ok, I’m not actually a pro, but I did manage to pull off my dream wedding. I learned sooo much along the way. I will admit, I was a little-or should I say more accurately-A LOT obsessive. (Like spending hours agonizing over the font of my save the date cards…totally worth it, right?!) I WISH I could go back and implement the lessons I learned, but since that can’t happen I want to share this knowledge with you all! I’ll be writing a bunch of different posts with super useful tidbits to help make your day run bit smoother.
Which brings me to lesson #1 that multiple brides shared with me before my big day. YES, get ready for it because something will not go exactly as planned. You’re coordinating a ton of people and a full day of events, so there is plenty of room for error. I’ll never forget my co-workers sharing some
hilarious heartbreaking stories to get me prepped for the big day. I compare it to guys getting psyched for their big game…your teammates who have been there, done that share their war stories of lessons learned to the wide eyed bride-to-be. Back to their stories-So, as the maid of honor, one girl was just innocently fulfilling her duties, bending down to fix her BF’s dress, when (GASP!) she managed to get her bright pink lipstick on the bridal dress. OMG. Most brides and bridal parties would have freaked out. I can honestly say I would have. Luckily, some savvy Pinterest user in the group found out that chalk could cover it and low and behold, Pinterest saved the day! (Like always.)
Did I have things that went wrong? Yes. My hair took 2 hours instead of the allotted hour. I did a last minute hair change and decided I wanted a side swept do. Side note-it must have been a pretty funny sight as me and 2 bridesmaids frantically ran around the mall to find a hair accessory. Now I can laugh about it! Another huge mishap was the bus I rented to transport guests to the venue was half an hour late due to heavy Friday evening traffic, which delayed the ceremony and ultimately cut the reception a bit short. Was I bummed? Yes. But it was out of my control and so I just had to roll with it.
Ah and the best one-my new husband and I went to the wrong entrance to wait for the bus back to the hotel. (Yes, we were a little tipsy at this point!) After we were tired of waiting, I sweet talked a newly hired employee to give us a ride. I got married at the Botanic Gardens and he gave us a lift in his white pick up truck company car. My husband and I were cracking up. It made for a great story and memory. And that’s what you have to remember. It’s all part of your story and your day. So, take a deep breathe and remind yourself of the most important thing-you’re marrying your best friend and love of your life. A million things could go not as planned, but as long as you walk away from the day with a new partner in life, that is the ONLY thing that truly matters.