Top 25 Wedding Planning Tips from Real Couples | part 1

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I sure know I could have used this advice in the midst of the craziness when me and My Darling were planning our wedding. These tips are absolutely priceless – so I stole them from the Huffington Post (thank you for providing such helpful advice x)!  This is alot of good advice so I’m sharing in parts, here goes…

You’re a planning bride: You’re constantly looking at top wedding blogs, pinning has become your second job, and your wedding coordinator is on speed dial (or, if you don’t have one, then you feel like you’re ready to become one). But you can never fully anticipate the wedding day until (gulp) it’s finally here.

That’s why we turned to the fabulous couples we’ve featured on Style Unveiled for their best advice. They’ve walked down the aisle, they’ve said “I Do” and have partied like crazy at their receptions. Then, when all of the craziness calmed down and they returned from their honeymoons, they whispered their “best advice” to us…and we’re passing it down to you!

1.  Don’t Get Too Caught Up In The Details “Take a step back and remember what is important—you are marrying the love of your life! The dresses, cake, flowers, food, and drinks will have no bearing on the success of your marriage, so don’t sweat it and always focus on keeping a realistic perspective.”—Kelly and Matthew

2.  Take Your Time “Matt and I planned our wedding for sixteen months, and it really helped to keep stress levels down. We got tons of stuff done early (check this countdown calendar to stay on track) and had time to save for the things we really wanted. You only get to plan your wedding once, so make sure it is a fun time, not a stressful one!” —Claire and Matt

3. Be Present In Each Moment “On your wedding day, soak up all the love, joy and bliss! Enjoy!” —Rachelle and Pete
4. Do A First LookHaving a first look was one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning. Our photographer and videographer collaborated and found a secluded area, away from all the madness that was going on that morning; we got a moment to see each other for the first time. It allowed us to take a deep breath, let the moment sink in, feel all the emotion we were about to feel all day. No matter what you decide, the important thing is choosing what’s right for you as a couple.” —Leah and Kevin

5.  Don’t Get Caught Up In “Perfection” “This event is an expression of yourselves, but it’s not all you’ll ever be. It’s just the beginning! In fact, some of the best moments were ones we didn’t plan for at all—like a fabulous photograph of my dress train all tangled up with leaves and dirt. Sure, it was messy and not what you’re used to seeing in bridal magazines, but it was also honest and a truly joyful moment that could easily have gone south if we’d been uptight about things. Embrace the unexpected, and each others’ opinions, and don’t let an unattainable ideal sour the big picture: You’re in this together, now and for the future.” —Teresa and Ben

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  1. www.pinterest.com

    – Serbian ceremonies usually do not include a wedding cake.

    He needs to climb to her apartment and during
    that climb often faces different tasks that he need to accomplish.
    After which, the guests will toss apples into the well ensuring the couple’s fertility.

    1. Thank you for sharing! I had to laugh as my husbands father is Serbian (my married name is Grubjesic!) – if only he had told us this tradition when we got married earlier this year – I would have had fun making my husband do a wall climb!!

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