People who RSVP may change their mind last minute – Yep…there will be those people who come up with a really bad excuse to not come last minute. It happened two days before and even one day before the wedding. After all of the food was paid for of course.
You will see the people who make an effort – SO true.. I kept reading articles about how people you wouldn’t expect to step up and help, will. And some people who should be, sadly won’t. Now this isn’t the case for every wedding, but it was in mine. You will see what friends make an effort to be there, and who helps in anyway they can.
Pinterest will be your frenemy – I loved Pinterest so much for inspiration in planning a wedding, but definitely have your own vision before searching on Pinterest. You want your wedding to show your vision and your fiance as a couple, and picking things that look pretty but isn’t something you actually like won’t do that.
DIY will be A LOT of hard work – Don’t let people fool you into thinking that DIY is cheaper and easier. It’s not. I did quite a bit of DIY projects for our wedding and let me just say although it was a lot of extra time, they were worth the time and the money. DIY will make your wedding unique from others. It’s your time to put your own personal touches on your big day. I did all of our chalkboards, escort cards, guest favors, and our card box. It was worth it.
Things won’t always go the way you planned – You gotta let it go girl, after months and months of planning a beautiful wedding you gotta let it go. Just like Frozen said. I had to let a lot go.
Cake people didn’t show up on time? Let it go.
Dealing with people asking to bring extra people – the day of the wedding? Let it go.
Your shoes hurt you too bad, so you wear flip flops? Let it gooooo. (no one saw my feet anyway)
If you have a mom like mine, she will be your lifesaver. – My mom was my right hand and my coordinator the entire time of wedding planning. My poor mom was running around in heels the day of the wedding trying to make sure everyone was where they were supposed to be. She did amazing and I have no idea how to even thank her.
P.S – If you can and it’s in your budget – hire a day of coordinator! I wish we would have.
But, through all these things that you will learn in the wedding planning process, the most important is to focus on your future marriage! You can’t forget about your fiance in the midst of planning, set aside time – even when you’re so busy to talk about how you’re feeling or just go on a date. That was important for me.