1. Now is not the time to be nice. If you're like me and can sometimes have somewhat of a doormat personality--you're gonna need to dig real deep and find your inner boxing gloves.
Here are some
- When one of your bridesmaids has her dress altered six inches shorter than the rest of the group because "it makes her legs look better."
- When someone calls to tell you they think your shower idea is stupid and they have a better idea for a shower...the morning of your wedding shower.
- When someone gets to your wedding 20 minutes late and then bangs on the door to be let in as you are about to walk down the aisle.
- Any instance where someone tells you that you need to change something about your wedding, and you don't want to.
You will never have this exact experience again...so enjoy it and don't worry about being nice. Worry about it being perfect for you. And your husband...but if you're marrying him, it's probably because he is great and wants the day to be whatever you want it to be.
But then there will also be people who really pull together to make sure you have the most amazing day ever. And those people are the best.
3. Don't answer your phone the day of. Better yet, hand it off to someone else. I got so many texts the morning of my wedding. Some were sweet congratulations, but some were things I just did not need to be worrying about--like the 85 people who texted me asking what they should wear.
Just hand it off to someone you trust to tell you if there is actually something you need to see...not just your ex-boyfriend saying he misses you or someone asking if they can give a speech.
4. You really should eat. I'm going to confess something here. The morning of my wedding, I ate McDonalds.
Never mind that we were right by Panera, and I could have had a smoothie or a dainty little quiche. I needed a hash brown, dangit. I will never forget my mom calling my dad and saying, "She decided she wants McDonalds!" In the same way that she had said, "She decided she wants this wedding dress!"
My dad came to the rescue with the hash browns, and as we were making sure everything was set up perfectly, we were shoving our faces with McDonalds. We're the classiest, let me just tell you.
But seriously: You need to eat on the day of your wedding. I promise you will still fit in your wedding dress, no matter what you eat. I tested that theory out for you. You're welcome.
5. If you want it at your wedding, you should have it at your wedding.
My wedding was on December 29th. These were my colors:
If I could only tell how many times I heard, "But those are more like summer wedding colors, don't you think?"
What would you add to this list?