Having just celebrated my fifth wedding anniversary, I thought I would share some of my wedding pictures from November 7, 2008 at Vintage Villas and pass on what I believe to be one of the best pieces of wedding advice I can give.
When looking back on my wedding day there are still a few things that I might have done differently. However, the good memories definitely outnumber the few minor things I would have changed. So every year I think of how much fun we had, how wonderful it was to marry my best friend in front of the people I love and to have been blessed with such a beautiful day!
Believe me when I say I understand wanting everything to be perfect, and if you have planned well or hired a wedding planner then most likely it will be. But just like you, your vendors, wedding planners, chefs (everyone involved with your wedding) are human and are all capable of making mistakes. Let’s face it, technology can fail, accidents happen, and it might even rain, but if your focus is on marrying the love of your life then nothing else will matter.
So my advice to all brides is to not sweat the small stuff! Seriously! Try not to let the few minor incidents, unexpected situations or planned moments that don’t happen keep you from enjoying your big day. You don’t want to later regret spending time focusing on something that no one will even notice or remember.
CHOOSE to enjoy all the moments of your wedding day, on the day and after it’s all over. Even if the cake falls on the floor, the power goes out, the special heirloom Champagne flutes get lost, try to focus on the fact that you are married. And think of all the great memories that were made!
Written by: Lauren Allen, Director of Sales and Marketing