in the wedding industry, wedding planning, budgeting and preparations
are often on my mind. I think back to my wedding a lot and remember
with fondness the planning and preparations that went into our special
day. Where was Pinterest and Etsy back then? Seriously, there are SO
many resources out there now.
Brides will often share with me the details of their
wedding day, the colors, bridesmaids dresses and themes they have
planned. It always makes me want to plan another wedding, but when I
suggest the idea to Scott, it is always shot down...can't imagine why?
Who wouldn't want to spend thousands of dollars on a second wedding to
the same person? He obviously doesn't get it! Ha ha! (My current
favorite theme is the barn wedding! I just love the rustic but elegant
features of the pictured inspiration board!)
There are many things about our wedding that I loved,
and some things I would change if I could go back. I imagine that most
brides feel the same way looking back on their wedding day. For the
most part, our wedding day was a beautiful day!
I have worked with many different personality types
over the past few years. Some brides are very easy going and laid back
when it comes to wedding planning. Others have very clear cut ideas of
exactly what they want their day to look like. Some brides have an idea
of what they want, but need a bit of help executing it. Other brides
have no clue what they want, and need to be guided and directed a bit
more with questions and suggestions.
As I think back over my experience working with brides
and my own wedding planning experience, I would say that the greatest
piece of advice I can offer is this: It is JUST a day. This day is
simply a Celebration of the beginning of your life with the man you
love. This DAY is just that... ONE Day. And while it is a very
important day and a very special day, it should not become more
important than the marriage. It is just the beginning. This day will
not be perfect, but it probably won't be a complete flop either. Go
with it, enjoy every moment, smile a lot, and laugh more. The day goes
very quickly. Cherish ever moment and have fun!!