My Anniversary is on the 19th so I thought it would be fun to write a post on what I learned from my Wedding Day. Being a Bride changed my whole perspective on the day and the stressors and what is truly fun about the wedding day. All of the things I learned I use when planning weddings for our bridal clients and I go back to all of the advice I was given but didn’t listen to and wish I had!
The first thing I learned from my wedding day is to ENJOY the day! It goes by so quick, and when I tell you quick I am not joking! I remember going back to our honeymoon suite and thinking, wait its over… all the hard work I put in the whole year, the plans, the ups the downs and it’s over! So many fun things happened at our reception and I either missed them or was thinking about something stupid like why the lights kept coming on LOL—we’ll talk about that later. I wish I had stopped and really enjoyed every single moment of the day. The love, our friends and family, and just how beautiful the day actually was.
Photograph Curtsey of Fabien Montique
This goes with enjoying the day, but take time to really enjoy your husband or wife while the party is going on, one of the best things we did was have our own cocktail hour, just the two of us. The hotel where we were married set-up a display of all of stations, passed hors d’oeuvres, champagne and both of our drink of choice. It was perfect and allowed us to have some alone time before the reception and allowed us to eat, because no matter what you don’t really get to enjoy your dinner.
The Second thing I learned is not everything goes as you planned it and it’s OK! This is a big one! There are so many little details that there is bound to be something that didn’t go just as planned. Don’t overreact, your guests will not notice that your mini burgers at the end of the night were set-up as a station and not being passed on the dance floor.
The Third thing that I learned is to have enough food in the getting ready rooms for the Bride and Groom to pick at while getting ready with the bridal party. Some of the getting ready process on the wedding day takes a long time, we forget to eat, and you’re walking down the aisle with an empty stomach! The best types of food to have are easy finger foods like, fruit salad in cups, quiche, beagles, and mini wraps and lots of water, not just champagne 🙂
The fourth thing I learned is to delegate a responsible person to gather your wedding gifts and cards, and if possible have a designated spot for these things at your wedding reception so it’s easy for your wedding guests to find. You will not believe how many cards get lost if you don’t have a designated person. Our wedding planning services include us gathering the gifts and brining them to the bridal suite, but it is always nice to have a family member or bridal party member that is also a responsible and can take the cards to a secure spot.
These are the confessions from a wedding planner turned Bride, I hope these tips help you on your wedding day! If you need some extra help reach out to us! Info@victoriaannevents.com
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