PRIORITIZE WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU and focus your energy and money there. After every friend’s wedding leading up to ours, we would each state the three things we remembered about their wedding and how important it was to us. Don’t be afraid to go against “the norm.”
Chris Curry Wedding Photography
Mallory Snell Limon
MAKE SURE THAT YOU STAY ORGANIZED and on top of things so that you don’t get overwhelmed. Remember that it’s important to make decisions and plan together. Weddings are a great time to practice compromise. It’s essential in a marriage to let go of your selfishness and think about what will make each other happy
Photo: Jacqueline Gutierrez
STAY TRUE TO YOURSELVES. It was important to us to have a wedding that reflected our personalitieswhich meant a colorful-casual affair. Pick a photographer whose personality makes you and your fiancé feel comfortable. The best photos come when you are able to act natural and show affection without reservation. Pick your priorities and spend your budget accordingly. Photography was important to us- so we established our budget based on how much we had after our photography fees
Camryn Clair Photography
1. Plan your budget early! Don’t procrastinate. You want to focus on enjoying your big day without big invoices looming over your head. 2. Everyone said to take it all in on the big day, and I will echo that: Stay by yourself the night before, take a bath, exfoliate, moisturize, relax, soak it all in. Pay attention to everything happening around you and enjoy this time. 3. If you’re planning on seeing an aesthetician for a facial, do it a week out from the big day. 4. Though we had hoped to go on an extravagant honeymoon, it just wasn’t in our budget. Still, we learned that there are so many affordable options out there and all that really matters is your time together and getting a good rest.
Photo: 405 Brides
DON’T OBSESS ABOUT THE DETAILS! Your family and friends are there to celebrate YOU and your husband – not the candy with your faces on it, or the outrageously expensive veil, or whether the flowers perfectly match your bridesmaids dresses. DON’T compare yourself to others. The reasons you and your wedding are special are not the same as anyone else’s. DO have great music, food, and libations. In my experience, those are the key components for an amazing party! DO ask for help. Your loved ones will be honored to help address envelopes, pick up the cakes, or let you borrow decorations.
- Focus on what is important, and don’t let
anyone else’s opinion sway you.
- Don’t let the night go by without really
taking in the moment. Take a second to kiss
underneath the stars.
Alexander Cross Photography
DO A FIRST LOOK! We were worried we wouldn’t have that “magical” moment at the ceremony. My husband was bawling when he saw me walk down the aisle. He had only seen me 15 minutes beforehand. If you’re going to shell out a lot of money for your photographer and videographer, [you] might as well make it a photo-shoot.
Morgan Lynn Photography