“Only take time on D.I.Y. projects that you are crazy about. Your time as a bride is precious, so don’t waste it!”—Allison Pool; see Allison’s wedding featured in Real Weddings.
“Set a day each week where you dedicate a few hours for wedding planning. This will help you stay on track. I did this with my mom on Tuesday afternoons.”—Layton Russell; Layton’s wedding was featured in the April 2013 issue of 417 Magazine.
“Keep with traditions that work for you. We stayed in separate places the night before the wedding but decided it would be best if we took pictures before the ceremony. This meant we had to see each other before the wedding. Our ‘first look’ was one of my favorite parts of the day. It was our time to talk and share emotions just between us.”—Heather Wilson; Heather’s wedding was featured in the January 2013 issue of 417 Magazine.
“Plan something special for your out-of-town guests. We invited everyone from out of town to join us after the rehearsal dinner at the Fire Station, so we could see them and visit then. We also had a brunch on the morning of the wedding for my girlfriends from out of town.” —Elizabeth Wente; Elizabeth’s wedding was featured in the February 2013 issue of 417 Magazine.
“Take a five-minute time-out at your reception to take it all in. It goes by way too fast.” —Kelli Wehr; see Kelli’s wedding featured in Real Weddings.