1: Indulge in the excitement of being engaged. It is only for a short period of time and one of the most exciting times of your life. Live it up, tell people & have fun with it!
2: Try on a lot of different styles of dresses. You might think you know exactly what you like but until you have tried on a bunch of dresses – you may not know what looks best on you. Try them all on, you might surprise yourself. Bring your friends with you! This is a once in a lifetime experience!
3: Beware of gathering too many opinions. Ultimately, this is your day and it is your opinion that counts the most.
4: Ask your groom what he wants. He might have some really great suggestions that will surprise you. And try to remember, it is his day too.
5: Personalize your wedding as much as possible. Guest goodies that are personalized are always a nice gesture. Check out wedding blogs for tons of ideas on how to make your wedding truly one of a kind.
6: Have a wedding countdown calendar. Keep the excitement going from the moment you get engaged & count down the days til your big day!
7: Do something extra special for your fiancee before the wedding ceremony. Write a special love note or get a little gift. Let him/or her know how excited you are for this day and how much they mean to you.
8: Set a budget and stick to it. Skimp on the things you don’t need. Nobody’s going to remember if you had plastic plates or how the dance floor was only 6×9. Figure out what you need and don’t worry about the things you wish you could, but can’t afford.
9: Plan out the shots you’d like your photographer to get ahead of time. Print out a cheat sheet and ask him (or her) to capture those shots for you that day.
10. Start putting together a wedding binder. Organize all your paperwork, inspirational ideas, venue layout, rentals, etc. Weddings can get overwhelming, staying organized will help you to feel on top of your game.
11. While dancing, whisper soothing things to each other to keep each other grounded. Your adrenaline will be going so fast, this will bring you both back to the present moment and remind you what this day is all about – You!
12: Figure out all the details ahead of time so on the day of you can hand everything over to someone else (or multiple people). Do not stress about the small stuff and try your best not to let anything get in the way of you having the best day ever. All these months of planning come down to just one day… Enjoy it!