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6 Things No One Tells You About Your Wedding

WeddingVeronica Arrieta2 Comments
6 Things No One Tells You About Your Wedding Day | Four Threads

You've put so much thought into every detail when planning your wedding -- from the exact flowers to the chargers on the table. But even the most organized weddings have something that goes wrong. Here are six things that no one tells you about your wedding. 

1. Someone close to you will let you down....whether it's a family member, bridesmaid, or close friend. My advice to you is to talk through it, don't let it ruin any friendships or relationships. You have to remember that your emotions are running really high during this time, and you don't want to say or do anything that you'll later regret. 

2. Someone will have a conflict and have to cancel a week (or less) before the big day. Yes, it sucks and is super annoying because your seating arrangements are finalized, but no one will notice if their table is missing two people. There's no point giving yourself a bigger headache of rearranging seating at this point -- just let is go! 

3. You probably won't eat much of the yummy food that you've been picking out for months. So make sure you stuff your face during your caterer tasting (just kidding...well kinda!!). Not only will your guests will be coming up to congratulate you both during dinner, but you will want to walk around and see everyone. I recommend telling your caterer to seat and feed you a little before your guests. For example, during our wedding the staff came and tapped us on the shoulder to let us know that each meal was coming and for us to sit down. Lucky for us we were able to get a few bites in without being interrupted. 

4. Things will go wrong...but no one else will know besides you. The florist might show up with flowers different that you discussed, your photographer might be late, and you may end up pinning your dress because the bustle broke. But that is all OK. These are all the little things that don't matter -- what matters is this new life you're celebrating with your now husband, family and friends.

5. Have a designated person to hold your envelopes. This may sound strange and I hate to even say this, but moral of the story is you have gifts (aka: money) floating around on your wedding day in envelopes. And you don't necessarily know everyone running around to make your day special. Have a family member or someone you trust be the envelope holder. For our wedding, we had a custom made money bag that a family member latched onto all night! 

6. Post wedding blues are real. Don't let anyone tell you they aren't. The day after your wedding is still happy time, but you'll feel a sense of sadness because all the excitement is over. And I would be lying if I told you that months down the road it would all be OK, because seeing all the weddings on social media make me want to relive the whole thing over and over again (Or maybe it's just me?!?).

Do you have any other tips that no one tells you about your wedding day? I'd love to read them in the comments below.

The Perfect Shift LWD

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The perfect shift dress by Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere |

Cupcakes and Cashmere Laurel Dress | Sam Edelman Fringe BootiesFour Threads Spike Bracelet | Gorjana Bracelet | Photography: Kai Sotto

I've had my eye on this dress ever since Emily Schuman from Cupcakes and Cashmere launched her clothing line in Nordstrom and Shopbop. I loved how it was the perfect dress to dress up or down, and can easily be transitioned from summer into fall. This Cupcakes and Cashmere Laurel chiffon shift dress is made with a sheer, ivory-colored material that's lightweight and great quality. I especially love the drop waist because it adds that flirty touch. This dress is perfect for summer with these sandals. But also perfect for fall when topped with a leather tailored leather jacket and booties. I'm not typically a dress girl, but this dress will be on repeat for me! 

The perfect shift dress by Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere |
Sutro Bath's at Lands End in San Francisco wearing a Cupcakes and Cashmere LWD |
The perfect shift dress by Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere |
The perfect shift dress by Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere |
The perfect shift dress by Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere |
Sutro Bath's photoshoot | Four Threads
The perfect shift dress by Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere |

Fort Mason Community Garden

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This is a hidden gem to the city, and where I call my happy place. My husband an I stumbled upon it on a walk through the city -- it's a little slice of heaven in this busy city. There are 125 plots in the garden, with a long 7-year+ waiting list. Yes, crazy, huh! I love strolling through the garden on a weekend to clear my head, pray and take in all it's beauty. The owners of the plot can grow whatever they please in or out of the greenhouse. So you'll see fruits and vegetables, succulents galore and flowers of all shapes and sizes. There's something so peaceful and relaxing about walking through a garden and seeing people gardening their plot - not to mention they are always friendly! There are picnic tables throughout the garden, which I've heard is a cool place to have some wine and cheese on a pretty night in SF...but we still have yet to do it! 

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