Seriously guys, Thank you! Thank you for being so freakin awesome. I don’t talk about my personal life, or my beliefs on here because well, its personal. But I’m just going to have to say that we are feeling OVERWHELMINGLY BLESSED! We usually have some pretty awesome brides. Sometimes things aren’t always as wonderful as we’d like, but for the most part- the good outweighs the bad. But seriously. We’ve had like back to back, to back amazing fun brides, and have been feeling rejuvenated! We feel blessed to have a continued relationship with our past brides who are having babies left and right, who are still enjoying kid free married life, and who are in the wedding process.
I think we’re all just basking in this awesome brides euphoria. Bask with me for a second.. Just….. Let it happen. But not too long, this post is probably teetering on the creepy side so we don’t want that.
But on the real- Thank you guys. Thank you for making our job so much fun. Thank you for enjoying your day, and your time with us. And thank you for just being so damn awesome. (That’s right, I said “damn”, its my blog I can DAMN if I want!) After you type “damn” a few times, you start to question the spelling, and if it should be “damn” or “damned”. Damnit.. here I go again.
Wondering how you can be awesome? It’s a legit question. Not everyone has the Jedi awesomeness. You’ve already started in the right place by reading this blog. Good for you. However, you still have much to learn grasshopper. Let me give you some tips on making your day awesome.
Tip#1: Surround yourself with positive, supportive, and awesome people. Now is the time to boot negative Nancy from your wedding. Do it, you’ll thank me later.
Tip #2: HAVE FUN! I know wedding days are stressful. And people are calling you every 10 seconds to ask you if you want your napkins facing east or west. But this is the time to delegate phone duties to a bridesmaid, or just turn the thing off. Jam out to some fun music – Might I suggest anything Cyndi Lauper or New Kids on the Block. Take some deep breaths, and try to enjoy the day.
Tip#3: If you are a bridesmaid. BE SUPPORTIVE. If I had a dollar for every time I heard a BM complain endlessly about something unimportant to the bride, or if I had a dollar for every time I thought “Man I wish they would quit focusing on how they look (Not that how they look isn’t important, you don’t want anyone jacking up your pictures 😉 ) and spend some of that energy on making the bride feel gorgeous, and special, and loved! Seriously. I would be a billionaire. I don’t want this post to turn into a complaint session. I just wanted to put that out there. Weddings are crazy stressful for brides, they’ve asked you to be part of their HUGE day. It’s about the bride! Unless she’s bridezilla, in which case, hit her over the head, (Preferably before I do her hair) with a tube sock filled with miscellaneous and tell her “homie don’t play that” My younger brides will have NO idea what that means. Google it.
Tip#4: Allow enough time to get ready, get dressed, and to have enough time to just take it all in. Its more stressful if you try to get ready right when you walk down the isle. You’re rushed, frazzled, and don’t even have time to get one last look around.
Tip#5: Hire awesome vendors! The more your vendors stress you out, the less enjoyable your day will be. As someone who overhears a lot of conversations, and phone calls -I can tell you there is nothing that makes a bride grumpier, or more nervous than having issues with a vendor the day of the wedding. Check out my vendor referral list, every person on there is amazing. Perfect for trying to score an amazing day!
So in closing. Try to have fun on your big day. Its not meant to be a day you spend a small fortune on and can’t even enjoy.
I leave you with some pictures that give me the warm and fuzzies.