Wedding Day Advice from BoC Readers

3 months ago

So excited to share these incredibly sweet and helpful tips that so many of you shared this week…

I thought I would also quickly catch you up on some of our wedding plans since it’s been a while since my last post. In case you missed it, here are all of my wedding posts so far where I’ve chatted direction, ideas, and our venue!

So, I found my dress!!! Leave it to me (online shopping queen) to order my dress straight off the web (with fingers crossed it would fit and flatter… success by the way). I told you guys in past posts, but I am not doing things in a traditional sense. That thought process since the beginning has completely led me in the right direction in terms of what I envision. I am looking at our wedding day as a big, beautiful garden dinner party to celebrate our marriage. I am dressing how I like to dress… staying true to my style. I never really thought about wedding dresses until I got engaged, and I did start to save a few ideas that were very bride-y, but I realized… this is not me. I am not a lace, fluffy tulle kind of girl! More to come on bridal style very soon.

My bridal shower and bachelorette are planned for this spring, so I am starting to browse for outfit ideas which have also been so fun. We finished our registry, sent out save the dates (sharing a post later all about the paper company we decided to go with!), and are planning to go to Meadowood in April for the tasting (cannot wait for this…). All we have left to do (speaking the big things, of course) is book our DJ, videographer, find a day-of coordinator, select our Jo Malone candles, and gameplan with our florist. I have realized that I am a lazy bride, so hopefully, that translates to cool and collected day of. 🙂 That’s it for now, but will touch base again soon… this is so fun. x

Okay, wedding advice time! A lot of the tips overlapped so I combined some…

“Take a step back and watch your wedding for a bit. It goes by way too quickly!”

“Make sure you have a photo timeline for sunset photos.”

“Take in every moment of the day, from start to finish. Don’t sweat the small stuff and always have lipstick/lipgloss on hand.”

“I had a private yoga class that my sister took with me. It helped me to relax on such a big day!”

“Highly recommend videographer if you can! Looking back on photos is always nice, but seeing the night unfold and the speeches, etc. is incredibly special”.

“Don’t rush back up the aisle after saying “I do”, take a moment at the altar to soak it in.”

“Make sure you have a day-of planner (if you’re opting out of an actual wedding planner).”

“Be sure to let your groom help with the decision-making process, it’s his day, too!”

“Relax. Enjoy it! Remember, this is a celebration of your love. Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

“It’s not all about the wedding, it’s about the marriage.”

“Make the day about you and your husband.”

“You are no longer in control; be in the moment and cherish what may or may not go according to plan.”

“Get your hair and makeup done earlier than  you plan to have more photo time.”

“Make a must-do, specific shot list for your photographer (attendees at cocktail hour, etc.).”

“If something doesn’t go according to plan, no one else besides you will notice”.

“Make sure you are by your new husband’s side all night so you can look back on everything together.”

“After the wedding ceremony and photos, take a private moment with your spouse and have a glass of champagne just the two of you.”

“Take moments of alone time with your spouse throughout the weekend… it is the fastest day/weekend you will ever experience.” (I’m crying)

“Give bridesmaids and groomsmen tasks so that the two of you don’t have to worry about anything.”

“Have someone be in charge of tipping the staff. Put cash in small envelopes that are ready to go.”

“Break in your wedding shoes.”

“Photos are great, but memories are better. Immerse yourself completely in the evening and be fully present.”

“Take moments during the day and night to stop and realize how awesome the day is and how blessed you are!” (more tears)

“Write down your favorite moments shortly after.” (love this)

“Eat your dinner! Promise, just do it.”

“Have a nice drink before vows. Wear waterproof makeup.”

“Don’t take it too seriously, it’s just a party!”

“Buy wedding shoes you can wear more than once.”

“Unplug for a week leading up to the wedding, relish the anticipation.”

“Just remember at the end of the day, you are marrying your best friend… the day is already perfect.” (yes)

Ph. by Porter Magazine

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