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Four Things You Don't Want To Forget On Your Wedding Day

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Things you don't want to forget on your wedding day!

I'm starting a new series where every Wednesday will be Wedding Wednesday. I've written so much about weddings so figured I would make it it's own series. Without further adieu, today's post is the four things you don't want to forget on your wedding day:

#1 The Dress, Duh! 

You've spent so much time finding the perfect dress and in-and-out of fitting appointments. Make sure someone is accountable for it being pressed and ready to go for your wedding day. 

#2 Vows

If you're saying your own vows, then it's so important that you don't forget what you're going to say or what you've written down. I suggest emailing yourself a back up just incase. 

#3 A Robe Or Outfit To Get Ready In

Since you'll be spending time getting ready with your bridesmaids, mother, future-mother-in law, and randoms coming throughout the morning, you will need something to wear thats suitable for pictures. I love these robes that my bridesmaids and I wore, but another great option is this wifey tee

#3 Extra Cash 

In case tip wasn't included with any vendors, you want to make sure to bring tip money and have a close family member or your wedding planner do the tipping. After all, there isn't anywhere for you to store it ;-) Also, something can come up and someone else wants to get their hair/makeup done so you have to pay for their extra services. Regardless, it's always better to be safe than sorry and scrambling on your wedding day. 

Do forget something on your wedding day? Or have any other tips for future brides not to forget? I'd love to read them in the comments below! 





6 Things No One Tells You About Your Wedding

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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.