The Top 5 Tips I Give to Every Bride
- Sleep on it! When you're booking vendors or making ANY big decisions for your wedding, it doesn't hurt to give it a night's rest and make your decision the next day. Especially if it requires a big chunk of change, some extra time to think about what's best for you and your fiance can be really helpful. If you plan far enough in advance, there should be no pressure to rush or make any rash decisions.
- Reuse your flowers from the ceremony! I will walk you through this at our consultation! But there are so many creative ways to bend your budget and reuse the gorgeous flowers from your ceremony by moving them to your reception! While you're here, check out our blog post about what to expect from our floral consultation!
- ASK FOR HELP! You don't have to do it all yourself and you shouldn't feel guilty for asking for help. I had a friend address my invites for me, family helped fold my napkins, prep my table numbers, and so much more. Think about the "little things" that don't require a ton of effort or time, because in reality, those are the things that can really add a lot of stress to your plate. Having friends and family help with the little things allows you to focus on the bigger decisions AND the big picture.
- There is no right or wrong way to plan a wedding. I get asked a lot at my bridal consultations, “Should the *insert persons title here* get a flower?”. My answer is always, "it's your wedding, and it's completely up to you!" I offer the, "here’s what is traditionally done" but I also tell them that just because thats how it has been for like 100 years doesn’t mean you have to do it that way!
- SOAK IT UP! The last major tip I like to give to brides is to soak up your time as a fiance. It truly is such a fun time of your life, and though it can be a little stressful at times, it's something you'll look back on and smile about someday. Even if all the little details of wedding planning aren't your jam, soak up all the festivities that come along with being a future bride. Prioritize fun and enjoyment with your fiance, family, and friends during this beautiful season of life.
So, there you have it! 5 of the TOP tips I give to every bride who's open to a little wedding advice. :) Not only am I a new bride myself that has experienced some of these things firsthand, but I've worked with several brides for the past few years and these are the common things I find to be most important.
Happy wedding planning, bride-to-be!