Words of Wisdom

Throw the perfect wedding without the headache with these tips from 417-land brides and grooms.

By Rose Marthis

Dec 2016

Words of Wisdom

“Don’t buy a ton of decor stuff. This is something that is so tempting to do, but I listened to my wedding planner, and I’m glad I did. I still have so much stuff that [I brought] back home, and you look around [and say], ‘Now what do I do with it?’ Most of those things you can rent, and although some think you can re-sell them after, it was much easier and less stressful for me to just not get into all that.” 

—Megan Schulte

“Do not take no for an answer. There is always a way to get what you want. Just because you can’t find it locally doesn’t mean you can’t have it.”

Geoffery Stanczyk

“Get a planner and a planner! I like to write things down rather than depend on my phone or tablet, so a bridal binder was a lifesaver to consolidate all my invoices, bids and notes. I was actually surprised by how reasonable wedding planners or even just day-of coordination is compared to other costs. This will take so much pressure off you and your family the day of the wedding. Also, I created a wedding email address just for all my vendor communications. It makes it so easy to have it all in one place and not mixed in with work and other emails!” 

—Stephanie Wisdom

“Toss ‘tradition’ out the window. With everything brides have at their hands these days (Pinterest, blogs, Etsy, etc.), plan your wedding your way. We didn’t do the cake cutting, we didn’t toss garters or bouquets. We focused on creating an environment and making everyone feel like they were at a family gathering.”

—Chelsea Cantrell

“Delegate, delegate, delegate. Don’t be afraid to let go, and allow those you trust to take care of the details so you can enjoy your day.”
Megan Jantz