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6 Things No One Tells You About Your Wedding

WeddingVeronica Arrieta2 Comments
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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.

Something Blue

WeddingVeronica Arrieta2 Comments

You've probably heard of the wedding day tradition where a bride is supposed to wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. I always thought this was a silly tradition until I read The Knot and learned it's an old English rhyme that brings good luck to a bride on her wedding day. Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity.

I'm not going to lie, it was difficult to find my something blue. So I wanted to share a few fun and creative ideas that I came across for my own wedding day. Can you guess which one I did?! :) 

1. Hidden Blue Stitching
Take an old dress shirt of your father’s (or any loved one) and cut out a heart to sew inside your dress. Or have your wedding date or new initials stitched in blue inside your wedding dress. 

2. Blue Lingerie or Garter
I love the blue undies or a blue garter for your something blue. Perhaps it could be fun to make your groom search for that something blue after the wedding festivities are over!

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3. Blue Nails
I love the idea of panting your pigs a shade of blue or having a blue accent nail on your ring finger (you know...just so he doesn't forget which finger to put the ring on!). I love the shades 'Something Blue' by Essie and 'Blu' by Zoya

4. Blue Suede Shoes 
I love the idea of adding a pop of color with your shoes or on the soles of your heels. Not to mention there are so many cute blue shoes to choose from. I especially love these Badgley Mischka peep-toe pumps and these Manolo Blahnik pointy toe pumps

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