Newlyweds - Did you have any aha! moments during your wedding? Do you have any special ideas and/or tips to share for our up and coming brides to be? Please send them to me via an email. I will be sure to get them published here for all to see. We really appreciate your efforts in sharing all of your planning tips and valuable insights as to what worked and what didn't during your special day. No subject off limits. Sharing before, during and after stories will be accepted.
Michele - Lexington KY
RELAX. You aren't trying to save a starving nation of people or stop global warming all by yourself. You are getting married to the person of your dreams. This should be a happy occasion, not something that you stress out about. Remember the three most important elements of this whole experience are love, celebration and each other. Keep that in mind as you move forward and don't make the mistake of becoming a Bridezilla. This whole experience is a celebration of the love that you have for each other. Be flexible to alternatives, accept help and advice and above all ... have fun. You're not going to be able to pull this off by yourself so be gracious to your vendors and make sure you listen to them and take care of them. On the day of your wedding know that something will go wrong so just roll with the punches and have a good time. This is happy occasion and at the end of the day that's what people are going to remember and talk about. You will be the only one that notices the things that go wrong and they will only be a big deal if you make them a big deal. So, RELAX, HAVE FUN and DON'T BE A BRIDEZILLA!
Start making a list days or even weeks before the wedding of what type of pictures you want and who you want pictures with. Make sure to share this list with your photographer at least a couple of days prior to the wedding to allow them time to prepare for any unusual requests. It would also be a good idea to have an organized "take charge" family member assigned to assist the photographer in gathering and staging people for the photos. Reason being, that day is busy and you WILL get side tracked. Besides ... it would be difficult for you to gather people for photos, when you are already being photographed. It's just one less thing you have to worry about. Having a list/ideas in mind will help alot that day.