Every bride looks for great wedding planning ideas for her special day. Who better to give you honest advice than other brides who have recently tied the knot? Find out what newlyweds have to say about planning a fantastic wedding.
Newlyweds spend a lot of time poring over their wedding pictures, so they need to be really well done. The pictures of that day end up being the one thing you have to keep the wedding memories alive, year after year. The one thing you should never skimp on is your wedding photographs. If there is one piece of advice all recently wed brides would give to their soon to be wed sisters, it is to splurge on a really top rate wedding photographer. Photography is too big a job to entrust to someone who is inexperienced. Seek out a photographer who seems to get you and seems easy going to work with. Write down all the special shots he should be sure to take. The wedding day is so busy that it’s easy to forget to take one or two special pictures, unless there is a reminder list.
Another important wedding planning tip from newlywed brides is to know what you are getting from your florist. Brides frequently report that their centerpiece flowers were not quite the hue they expected. A lot of brides are surprised that their bouquets are not larger when they first see them. It may be worth it to pay for one sample bouquet before your wedding. That way if you have any concerns about the flowers, you can tell the florist in time for her to do something about it. A great idea is to have the sample bouquet available when you do your pre-wedding portraits. It will give you a good excuse to spend the money on the sample. You will feel best knowing what you are getting from the florist, because really brides don’t like wedding day surprises…unless it is a gift of fabulous bridal jewelry from the groom!
Many newlyweds have another big piece of advice for couples in the wedding planning stage, which is to keep it small. When your wedding guest list takes on a life of its own, it is all too easy to look around your reception and not recognize half of the faces. If you spend the whole reception making the obligatory rounds to each table, you will have very little time to actually enjoy the party. Few newlyweds look back and wish they had invited a couple hundred more people to their wedding. Newlyweds who had intimate weddings often say their day had a very special vibe. Don’t be afraid to set limits on the number of people you invite.
Something that every newly married woman would say to one who is engaged is to take the time to really enjoy your wedding day. Promise yourself you will remember to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. Do not get so wrapped up in details that you forget to just bask in the beauty of the moment. And be sure to have fun, too. Taste the great food you ordered, eat a big piece of wedding cake, and spend all night dancing with your groom. By the time your wedding day rolls around, you will deserve the chance to relax and enjoy the results of all your hard work.
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