“Having a day-of schedule is extremely important. It is really helpful to know where everyone is and know exactly what you should be doing. It saved my life the day of my wedding.”—JuliRose Sullivan; JuliRose’s wedding is one of our Real Wedding stories. You can read more about her big day on p. 79.
“Don’t, whatever you do, get a massage on the morning of your wedding. It sounds wonderful in theory, but I was much too anxious the whole time to enjoy it. If you do decide to get a massage, make sure you have enough time scheduled for a shower afterward, because you and your hair will be greasy!”—Audrey Paul; Audrey’s wedding was featured in the July 2013 issue of 417 Magazine.
“Don’t feel pressured to go the traditional route for the ceremony and reception. The wedding should represent you both as a couple. We left out several traditions, such as a unity candle, bouquet toss and garter toss, and we didn’t miss them one bit! Instead, fill those spaces with something that is special or meaningful to you.”—Megan Miller; Megan’s wedding was featured in the September 2013 issue of 417 Magazine.
“Do yoga! Seriously, my stress levels lowered a lot when I took the time to exercise.”–Allie Sinacola; Allie’s wedding is one of our Real Wedding stories. You can read more about Allie's wedding starting on p. 82.
“Find the wedding shoes of your dreams, and wear them several times before the wedding. Shoe stretchers are amazing tools if your shoes are a little tight.”—Erin Maclin; Erin’s wedding was featured in our Spring 2013 issue of 417 Bride.