Tips for upcoming brides...

T I P S   F O R   U P C O M I N G   B R I D E S :

One: Take your time.
As a bride you need to be sure about what you want. When thinking about your wedding you have so many ideas, but you have to get rid of the thoughts about what you like and really want. I promise you, they are different. 

Two: Be personal. 
During your ceremony do something personal- like writing your own vows! Something that will connect your guest to you more as a couple. They will love it and you will too!

Three: Avoid the word "cheap".
If they tell you it is the cheaper option, it is going to be a cheap product. This is your wedding- cheap is a horrible word to explain your wedding, so avoid it! Look for things that are less expensive, but with a good product. 

Four: Aviod the "oh, my friend is going to do it for free!"
I can NOT stress this enough. If your friend/ family memeber will do it for free, thats awesome. But 9 times out of 10 you will not be treated like a client, you will not recieve attention like a client, and working with a professional is always the better option (unless your friend or family member is a professional- because that is wonderful!). When working with a professional you are treated like a bride- and that has to be the best feeling, ever. 

Five: Do not stress. 
This is your big day- everything is going to be wonderful. You are going to be married to the man of your dreams and that is all that matters. 

Six: Prioritize. 
Have a budget? I'm sure you all do! What is the most important vendors to you? Is it photographer? DJ? Florals? Venue? Pick two or three and let your splurges be on those. You will regret if if you don't! 

Seven: You can't please everyone. 
Not everybody you have ever known can come to your wedding. Make a list of your closest friends & family- stick to it! 

Eight: Hire a day of coordinator. 
Even if you do not hire a planner- do not skip out on a day of coordinator. Wedding days can get crazy and it is some of my best advice to let somebody else worry about that and you just get married. Plus it makes it much easier for all of the venors involved in your big day.

Nine: Have an emergency kit.
Make sure the bridesmaids or your coordinator has a safety kit in case you need something on the day of. Some good things for the kit to contain are stain removal (‘Tide To-Go’ pens are awesome), tampons, small scissors, mini sewing kit, hairspray, safety pins, bobby pins, snacks, gum, q-tips, band aids, deodorant, makeup remover and ibuprofen...

Ten: This is your wedding- go all out.
With weddings, you desreve to have the time of your life. You desreve to have the best day ever. Remeber, the only thing you have left after the wedding- is the photos and video. That is all you have to remember your day. With all that being daid, enjoy your day, but make sure that in your heart you know that you will not regret anything. It is best to just do it and be over the moon about it then regret it for the next 70 years of your life- wishing you did something that you really wanted.