Wedding tips start coming out of the woodwork as soon as you get engaged. Your friends, family, coworkers, and even strangers all mean well, but their advice and tips on creating your dream day become a little overwhelming after a while. Instead of looking at all of the tips and advice as a burden on your already busy mind, think of them as helpful and start filing them away. When a married woman offers you advice, take it. She knows what she’s talking about; and to start with, here are tips to help you plan your dream wedding.
Wedding Tip 1: Direct Your Photographer
It is easy to look at a photographer’s work and fall in love with the simplicity, angles, and beauty of his or her photos. However, it is dangerous to assume that you will end up with wedding photos you are in love with simply because your photographer’s past work is flawless. One of the biggest mistakes brides make is assuming that their photographer will take the photos she wants on her wedding day, only to end up heartbroken because her photographer forgot to read her mind. It is imperative that couples show their photographers examples of the photos they want on their big day.
Wedding Tip 2: Brush Up On Your Wedding Etiquette
No wedding goes off without a hitch. Some couples find that they inadvertently do something to offend a relative, friend or coworker. You may also find that your friends, family, and coworkers do something to offend you. A wedding etiquette book may sound outdated, and very uncool, but the truth is that it is a great way to debunk a few of the wedding etiquette myths that commonly plague couples planning their weddings.
Wedding Tip 3: Don’t Spend Months Looking for the Perfect Dress
If you try on 150 wedding gowns and still cannot find the perfect dress for you, chances are that your perfect dress does not exist. Rather than torturing yourself and your friends and family with yet another visit to yet another bridal salon, look into having your gown custom made. Most bridal salons are happy to help you create the gown of your dreams, and you won’t be able to find anything to dislike about it when you design it yourself. Having your wedding dress custom made is a great solution for the bride with a vision, and the bridal salons who didn’t read your mind.
Wedding Tip 4: Have Fun With Your Shoes
Maybe you think you’ll wear your wedding dress again, but you won’t. Really, where can you wear a wedding dress again? However, you can wear your shoes again. Delight your wedding guests with this piece of advice: Splurge on a pair of gorgeous designer shoes in a great hue, such as one of your wedding colors, and wear them with your gown. The unexpected flash of color beneath your dress will excite you and add depth and dimension to your wedding photos. The best part is that you can wear them and re-wear them again and again.
Wedding Tip 5: Wait To Choose Your Bridal Party
It’s natural to want to call all of your girlfriends the second your new fianc slips your gorgeous ring on your trembling finger and ask them to be in your wedding, but don’t! Unfortunately, engagements sometimes bring out the worst in women with a faint bit of jealousy and the women you ask to be in your wedding next year may not be a big part of your life at that point. Wait until closer to the wedding so you have time to figure out if your friends are genuinely happy for you or if they start to drift out of your life.