10 Amazing Pieces of Advice from Real Couples
We always love to ask our couples the most important thing they learned about planning a wedding after all is said and done. Here are a few of our favorite words of wisdom from brides and grooms.
"It's incredbily rewarding to design elements like invitations, menus, escort cards, and table numbers yourself. Just make sure you have the time so it doesn't become stressful."—Eric
Roll with the Punches
"Having a destination wedding means there are a lot more variables and possibilities for things to go wrong. You have to embrace them, stay calm, and roll with the punches." —Sierra
Remember It's a Party!
"Cut loose and enjoy yourself! Guests kept telling us they never saw two people have more fun at their own wedding, and that translated to everyone having a fantastic time."—Allison
"The day will be hectic, so carve out time for the two of you. After the vows, we walked around town for 15 minutes with our photographer. It was so nice to have a private moment."—Alanna
"Looking back, we really liked having the signature cocktail at the reception. It gave people a chance to try something that they normally would not give a chance. Make sure that you have enough of the signature cocktail available, we ran out before dinner was over."—Brett
Roll the Cameras
"We initially didn't want one, but 10 weeks before the wedding, at the prompting of our family, we decided to splurge on a cinematographer. And we absolutely cherish the film."—Corbin
"You can have a small wedding without causing others to feel excluded. Though there were many family members and friends we love deeply who were not there that day, they truly understood our desire to have a tiny event."—Sophie
"Be prepared for the details of your day to change. Stick with your 'must haves,' and be willing to alter, to some degree, everything else."—Spencer
"This is a night for you—you have to make sure you're comfortable. Since we weren't doing a black- tie kind of thing, I didn't have to wear a tuxedo, which was nice. I stood straighter and felt more confident because of my suit."—Conrad
"It's important to hire a photographer and an event planner who 'get' you and share your vision. When you trust them, you're free to give up control and embrace every askpect of the day."—Quinn