So much planning, preparation and anticipation go into a wedding. A thousand decisions, so many details to think of, and tons of stress to get it all done — and to do it the way you want. (Not to mention the way your fiancé wants, and your family, and your out-of-town visitors, and his family, and on and on!) And finally, the day is here! No big deal, nothing to stress about. It’s only your WEDDING DAY! Calgon, take me away!! (Google that one if I’ve lost you.)
Most brides are pretty involved in the details of planning their wedding, even when they hire an event planner like me. So how do you switch gears from super involved party hostess — as in Did you notice the wedding favors are little pots of jam with personalized labels? I made the jam myself with fruit I hand picked on my vacation this summer! — to guest of honor who can relax, enjoy the party and spend time with her guests?
Ahhh, enjoying your wedding day. That’s kind of a challenge for many a bride. But if you’re getting married, it’s a challenge worth meeting. Because it’s just one day and it’ll be over before you know it! When you look back on it, you’ll want to remember having fun with the people who were there, and feeling pleased about how all your planning came together to make the day even more special. Oh, and a little swooning at the sight of your beloved is good too!
Start the day right: R&R with your BFFs!
Nervous? Not yet? Just you wait! You might not be anxious about the actual getting married part. But there’s something about the wedding day itself — the beauty prep, the gorgeous wedding dress, all the attention — to give even the most steely-nerved bride the jitters. To help with that, enlist the services and support of your bridesmaids and friends. Get ready together! Have them there for your hair & makeup session, even if you’re doing it all yourself. You’ll enjoy the girlfriend time and they’ll distract you from thinking too much about the events to come!
This week, we shared photos from a beautiful wedding where the bride did just that — she spent the day getting ready with her bridesmaids, enjoying some pampering and quiet “me” time before her wedding got underway. Hope you liked and maybe got some ideas for your own big day.
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If you’ve been one of my loyal blog followers, you know that we publish these image roundups weekly. We feature a particular event for a particular client so you can go deep on the particular theme. If you know what’s up, skip this part. New visitors, take a look below…
In case you missed it, here’s what we’re doing, mentioned in the first blog. (And if you already know what’s going on, skip to the first photo!) Every day we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events. And, of course, to encourage you to hire yours truly, event coordinator extraordinaire, for your next soirée! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) by posting wedding photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers.
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Monday:
It’s your wedding day! Congratulations! Spend the day getting ready with your favorite peeps. Who better to calm your nerves, make jokes with and deal with your bracelet so you don’t risk ruining your manicure than your ladies in waiting… I mean, bridesmaids? Some serious girlfriend time before your wedding will work wonders on your nerves!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Tuesday:
It’s your wedding day! What to wear? I know you’ve got that fabulous dress and your bridesmaids have some lovely frocks as well. But those are for later! In the meantime, how about decking out your bridal party in these adorable robes, complete with embroidery? These will make a fun and useful keepsake long after your wedding!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Wednesday:
Let’s hear it for our girlfriends! Especially on our wedding day! Who else would be happy to bend down and fix your dress — while wearing heels — other than your amazing, wonderful friend-for-life bridesmaid? Happy #WeddingWednesday!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Thursday:
It takes some serious behind-the-scenes effort to look effortlessly gorgeous! Spend the day getting ready for your wedding with your bridal party. It’ll be like prepping for prom all over again. No one will make you feel relaxed and at ease like your besties can. And no one else needs to see you in hot rollers that day. (That’s reserved for after your wedding day when The Party Goddess! shares the photo online!) #TBT
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Friday:
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” If there’s any special jewelry in your family that you love, your wedding day is the day to wear it! Not only is this a traditional wedding custom, it’s a lovely way to honor the older generations. You can remember a beloved family member or pay tribute to the happy marriage of the person who wore the jewelry before you. Besides, who doesn’t love wearing more jewelry?!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Saturday:
Gorgeous wedding hair. Check! Heirloom jewelry. Check! Phone to secretly text groom before ceremony. Check! Drink to hydrate before festivities begin. Check! Looks like you’re all ready for your wedding day. Now, all you have to do is relax, stay calm and marry on!
Event Photos and Inspiration – Plus, tell me what else you want to see on the blog!
So, what do you think of our wedding day images? Which is your fave? Let me know in the comments below!
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P.S. Looking for more ideas for a super chill wedding day? We’ve got you covered! Take a look at: Your Guide to a Stress-Free Wedding!, How Wedding Planners Stay On Top Of Their Game! and 11 Wedding Images Inspired By Paperless Post. You can find more interesting blogs and images on our website, or just contact us to book your next event! And if you like this blog, would you be so kind as to share it with a friend?
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