Happy Wedding Wednesday!
With all of the recent engagement posts and engagement parties I’ve seen on social media, I decided is was about time for another round of ‘Wedding Wednesday’ advice. This one is for all the future brides and grooms out there.
Planning a wedding can be very stressful and can sometimes lead to silly fights over vendors, guests, bridal party attendants, and day-of timeline of events. However, they are also a wonderful celebration of love, family, and friendship and should be appreciated as such.
I had so many outside opinions and advice thrown at me while I was planning (all with good intentions of course), but the most important thing to me was to stand my ground and to go with what I wanted and what matched MY taste./
I also had a lot of people tell me that letting my bridesmaids go out our choose their own dresses was such a risky idea… and guess what, they turned out perfectly and I didn’t have to stress over finding a dress from a retailer that would suit everyones various budgets.
Take it from me, get a color swatch, give it to the girls and tell them to match it as closely as they can. It’ll look kind of ombre, but I like that look better anyways!!!
That being said, when it comes down to the actual day-of the wedding, there is absolutely nothing else you can do to prepare or to prevent mishaps from happening. So my biggest piece of advice is to BE PRESENT and SOAK UP EVERY MOMENT. There is so much time, effort, and money that goes into a wedding that it absolutely mind boggles me when I hear brides complaining or having a negative attitude on their big day.
Surprisingly (to me), the percentage of women who say that their wedding was less than expected and/or had wedding regrets is a whopping 80 %! CRAZY!
Thankfully, I can honestly say that my wedding day was the absolute best night of my life and that I had a BLAST. I truly believe that the bride and groom set the tone for the wedding and can absolutely make or break a reception.
Mauricio and I were having the time of our lives out on the dance floor and literally almost every single attendee was out there with us (which is pretty uncommon for weddings). At one point Mauricio and I got on stage with the band and as we were looking out at the crowd we realized that there wasn’t a single person sitting at their table- everyone was up dancing!
Here’s the link to our wedding video in case you missed it 🙂
Of course I’m aware that there are other factors that play into this, such as having a very interactive band and an open bar, but still. I truly do believe that (humbly) that along with our bridal party, Mauricio and my love and upbeat and attitude towards each other and our guests truly did help everyone to just let loose and have a good time.
You only get to have one wedding day (hopefully) and then it’s on to the next couple, so make it count. I’m so grateful that I can look back and confidently say that I had the best night of my life and wouldn’t do anything differently.
So especially for the brides out there- my advice is to completely disregard anything that doesn’t go perfectly and just enjoy your day as if everything is going exactly as planned (which it never does) after all… we had to completely change the layout of our ceremony .. TWICE because it was too hot and the bands stage was too big. But guess what, we moved things around a little and it was just FINE! It’s a 15 minute ceremony and the most important thing is that we got to express our love to each other in front of our friends and family and finally be wed 🙂
For those of you that are already married- do you agree with this statistic? Did you enjoy your wedding day as much as you thought you would? Let me know down in the comments below- I’m so curious how other brides feel afterwords!