You’ve spent months, maybe even years, planning one of the biggest days of your life!… And it just passed! How do you feel?? I’m sure similar as many of us new wives/husbands feel, but here is my experience and feelings.
My incredible (new) husband Joe, proposed to me at our personally created and ran charity softball tournament in 2014. With over a year and a half to plan and save for our perfect day, it felt like the day would never come. ‘It’s going to be here before you know it’- everyone on the entire planet shared with me, and while I knew they were right, time always seems to go slower for the things you really anticipate (weddings, vacations etc). But I’ve been married for 3 weeks now (to date) and I can’t believe the day is already over!
I can tell you that all of the planning was worth it. From our awesome bridal party to the picture perfect ballroom…
…the day was better than I could have ever imagined and what a bride dreams her day to be. I am so thankful for the people in my life who made it all come together and that stood by my side through it all. Because sometimes wedding planning can be rough, present obstacles, people surprise you, vendors might be touchy, etc etc etc. You’ve experienced or read somewhere what I’m talking about and my wedding was no different. Some advice (even though it was super annoying to hear) is that::::
The day goes by so fast- enjoy!
I felt like my day was on fast forward the entire time! From our 8:00 beauty appointments…
…to the 10:00pm wrap from the DJ, it flew! The biggest piece of advice I took from this was enjoy the day, be present with your husband/wife, and if needed, be selfish with your time! If people want to see you, spend time, take a picture- they will find you. We had approximately 150 guests, at a 4 hour reception where we had about 3 hours of our time taken up by formalities… That left 1 hour to see people/mingle and do one or 2 things you wanted to do for yourself. The one item on my list: dance. We hired an incredible entertainment company for the sole reason that we and our guests/families LOVE to dance! At certain parts in the night, I asked my husband to make sure we were on the dance floor toward the end- and we were! ☑️ right off my list!
I’m going to be putting A VLOG together on my top 10 tips for wedding planning- from bridal party selection, to timelines to all the crap to stay away from! -stay tuned!
If you’re about to get married or just got married CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve made it to your biggest moment of your life yet!!!! So happy for you!!!
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