The Biggest Pieces Of Advice From Real Brides

Hey brides-to-be, we’re here for you, we just thought you should know that. We have been where you are, which is why we try our best to offer real, and to-the-point advice. We’ve written about how to look after your skin before your wedding day, and tried to debunk all those wedding registry myths people talk about because we want to uncover the lid on how it really is - knowledge is power, right? We’re strong believers in hearing it first hand from the horse's mouth, which is why we sat down with a handful our experienced newlyweds to see what their biggest pieces of advice would be for all brides-to-be.

“If you are a detail-oriented person, do a walk-through to the venue and decorations and tell your planner to fix any mistakes before the events start. Start getting ready early. You will need 2x the time you think you need. You might wanna fix your hair or makeup, your dress might need last minute steaming. Also, planners will call you with last minute questions all day, which is awful (can you tell I was really unhappy with my planner?) You need to leave some time to take a breather. And try to be present. I tried my hardest to do this but still missed some little moments. You are so excited/nervous that it really flies by. Find a time to let loose - for us that was the afterparty, which our guests still talk about to this day.” - Jamie

“Make it so you don't have to stress about anything on the day of. Get someone to wrangle people together for photos, get someone (or many people) to usher, find a venue that can help you account for last-minute guest count changes. This will all help make things go smoothly so that you are not in charge of ANYTHING the day of and you can just have a ball.” - Hannah

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“Just remember what this is all about -- celebrating you and your fiance's new life together. Try to keep that in the front of your mind at all times, and you won't lose sight (hopefully!) of what really matters.” - Jenn S

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“Just take it easy. So much of a wedding day doesn't matter. Yes you want everything to look pretty and everyone to have fun, but not at the cost of you and your future husband or wife having fun! There is always a solution to a problem. Don't get caught up in the tiny details. Flowers, centerpieces, programs, etc ... those don't really matter in the scheme of things. Good food, drinks, and music along with your best friend who you promise forever to... that's what matters!! relax and enjoy.” - Jessica

“Don’t be afraid to say no and to do what you want to do. I was too concerned about making others happy that at times, it took away from what we wanted to do. For the most part, as long as you are happy, everyone will be happy for you!” - Jocelyn

“Don't sweat the small stuff. It's easy to get bogged down on little things like centerpieces and flower arrangements but TRUST ME. During the actual wedding, you're going to be so distracted by marrying your person and being surrounded by friends and family that it's all going to be a blur anyway! “- Tiffany

“It's your wedding, not your parent's day, your friend's day, or your future in-law's day. If they want you to do something that you don't love or aren't comfortable with, don't do it! All that matters is if you and your future husband are comfortable with your choices.” - Markie

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“Have a day of coordinator you trust! Our venue had a coordinator and having zero worries that the flowers were being done, tips were being passed out, etc. was priceless.” - Sigrid

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