From Miss to Mrs: Advice from Our Brides

Planning a wedding can be stressful and confusing, you never know what’s going to happen the day of.

Here is some advice and tips from our previous brides!

Jessica: More time to take pictures especially if are late to your own wedding like I was. So a longer cocktail hour! I wish I had more photos of family and of Casey and I.

When it comes to bridal portraits it’s suggested that you allot at least an hour to an hour and a half. As your guests head to cocktail hour we will round up your bridal party and families, and begin taking group photos. Once that’s finished we can get started on your couple photos!

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Erin: Start with your guest list. Then make a list of your top 5 "wants" or what is most important to you. then budget

Some caterers charge by person and some venues have a guest limit. By getting a clear number of guests it will be easier to make a decision. This will ensure you have seating and meals for everyone but it will also help you determine your budget for these expenses.

What’s more important to you? Photography and videography, live music, location, etc. Pick your top priorities to figure out how much those will cost and what type of budget you should create.

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Elaina: Nothing goes according to plan & that's okay, no matter what at the end of the day you're still married. And let someone else plan it.

Unfortunately, it’s completely true. Something will go wrong on the day everything should be perfect. It could be as small as a missing earring to as important as a missing bridesmaid. When those problems arise have someone else handle them and don’t let it get in the way of the big picture. Every problem will have a solution, and your wedding day will carry on with you two living happily ever after.

If the stress is already taking its toll on you don’t forget there are plenty of talented and experienced people out there who can help your day run as smooth as possible. Asking someone else to plan your wedding gives you the opportunity to fully enjoy it.

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Holly: To take a deep breath and enjoy the moment because it flies by!

What more can I add to that?!

You will be busy from the moment you wake up so don’t forget to slow yourself down throughout the day and really take it all in.

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