Woohoo! We did it! Jack and I finally tied the knot and it was absolutely breathtaking! I can’t believe that it has been almost a month since we got married. It seems like yesterday that I was slipping into my dress for the first look. It was truly an amazing day and I cannot thank everyone enough who made it all come together. But even though I look back and think of the day as perfect, I do recognize that there were a lot of little things that went wrong or unexpected during the planning process, and that’s why I am writing the Do’s and Don’ts of getting married. There are a lot more than what I have listed, but these are the main ones that I came to realize after getting married. Enjoy!
- Expect everyone to RSVP on time- we had people change their RSVPs two days before
- Worry about what others think – it’s your big day, not theirs
- Believe you won’t worry about who will do your hair and makeup – I didn’t think I would, but I did
- Think that you can wait until the week of to schedule your nail appointment- that goes for any appointment
- Be surprised when you become the “bridezilla” you said you would never be – I kicked a hole in the wall due to stress… OMG
- Expect things to be perfect on the day of – we ran out of chairs… refer back to #1
- Freak out over the small things on the big day -there’s nothing you can do at that point. Just sit back and enjoy your day
- Expect to eat or drink much – I barely ate or drank anything because I was too busy having a great time with our guests
- Worry about your makeup when you cry – no matter who did it, it’s going to be gone by the end of the night
- Forget to say thank you a million times to EVERYONE!
- Ask for help- take up every friend who offers to help with anything
- Prioritize your spending on what’s important to you, not others
- Find a dress that makes you feel sexy and comfortable at the same time
- Make the wedding more about your guests than about you -no matter what, everyone is there to celebrate you, but if you focus on what is convenient for your guests, everyone will have more fun
- Bring flats – you’re feet will hurt by the end of the night if you’re in heels just like any other night
- Accept the fact that something will probably go wrong
- Write reviews on all your vendors – they work so hard, it’s the least you can do
- Expect to see some wedding crashers – you’ll have at least one (we had several!)
- Take a step back and steal a moment for yourself to soak it all in
- Say thank you a million times to EVERYONE!
Some of these Do’s and Don’ts I expected, but some took me by surprise. I was definitely stressed out the week of my weeding and wasn’t sure how things were going to fall in to place. By the day of the wedding, I was ready to enjoy myself whether or not the day was perfect…. And I did! It was a fantastic event and I wish the same joy that I had on my wedding day to every bride out there.