There's a lot of advice out there when it comes to weddings and wedding planning, but what do you actually need to know? I asked a few of my lovely former brides:
"If you could give one piece of advice to a new bride, what would it be?"
"Relax and enjoy it. One of my friends said to me a few weeks before the wedding, that no one knows if the flowers are the wrong shade or the timings are wrong. You only get one day, so enjoy every moment and don't stress about the little things."
"Think about and plan timings for the morning of the wedding, including where people and things for the wedding need to be! It was great to have a wedding pro like Holly with me in the morning as timings could have easily run off course, and she just knew what needed to happen and when - It was great to have moral support and was much appreciated!"
“Time will fly by so make sure you make time for you and your new husband/wife to be together, even if only for ten minutes away from everyone just to absorb the whole day.”
“Enjoy the whole process and don't stress about minor details. My wedding planning was the most special time with my fiancé, my family and friends, so have fun with it!”
"The wedding day itself goes extremely quick, no matter how hard you try to slow it down. If you can, try and take five minutes to just wonder around the two of you to allow you view all of the hard work you have done to achieve today but to have five minutes to yourselves as a newly married couple."
"Don't get hung up on what others like or don't like, have fun with your choices and enjoy!"
"The day absolutely flies by so make sure you give yourself and your partner 5-10 minutes where you can step back and away from everyone and look around and take everything in. Those 5-10 minutes are what I remember the most looking around at all our loved ones enjoying themselves, taking in the atmosphere and everything we planned and achieved!"
"Prioritise what is important to them and their partner, it's really easy to get carried away when planning a wedding and loose sight of the type of day you actually want, as well as what you wanted to spend! So make sure you sort the things that are important to you first, and most importantly just enjoy and make the most of the whole experience."
I hope you found this helpful and happy wedding planning!
If you have any questions you'd like me to answer, feel free to get in touch.
Love & Stuff
tHE ramblings OF HOLLY CADe:
Wedding and Portrait Photographer - based on the Isle of Wight.