Advice Without A Price

The main purpose of our blog is to help make the wedding process less stressful and to ultimately save you a buck. We all know how expensive this industry is and we are always looking for new ways to keep you on budget while getting everything you want and are always on the prowl for the best deal. Our advice saves you money however… sometimes the best advice comes without a price.

1.  Don’t beat a dead horse. We can’t always get what we want and once we realize that, the easier it is to take the blow and move forward. The wedding industry is full of blows (which makes a wedding planner that much more helpful in protecting you from hearing all about what you can’t have)! Sure you can bargain or find ways around that expensive price tag, but you can’t get everything that you want – it’s unrealistic. The photo booth you can’t afford, the premium shelf liquor that is out of reach, that hot air balloon that is going to whisk you away into the sunset – you can’t have them. It’s as simple as that. Learning to accept what we can’t have and more importantly appreciating what we do have will bring you more happiness than any of the materialistic aspects of a wedding. So, if something doesn’t go your way and you can’t afford it – move on – this will not impact the beauty and significance of your day.

2.  Live in the moment. The fact that most brides put a year into a few hours of their lives is pretty intense if you think about it. However, it’s an important year and it’s supposed to be a fun year. Focus on what really matters. When your day arrives, STOP, take a deep breath and look around you. Look at all the small details you planned and how amazing everything looks. Don’t forget this part, it’s it’s definitely one of the most important pieces of advice that you can be given, because that 1 day of your life will fly by in what feels like 1 minute. So make sure you give yourself some time to take it all in.

3.  You can’t please everyone. This is very important to remember when you begin the planning process, because everyone will have their input and everyone will make suggestions and eventually they all begin to clash with each other. No matter how flexible you are as a bride, you will run into this issue, and remember that you can’t make everyone happy. However, you can make you happy. This day is about you and your groom, you aren’t being a bridezilla by doing what you want and what will ultimately be the best decision for you two as a couple on your wedding day. Many brides fear the bridezilla label and try to be as accommodating as humanly possible, and they just end up putting themselves in a predicament. The people that you love will understand, even if they don’t right that second, and they will continue to support you throughout your planning and on your wedding day.

4.  Celebrate. Have fun! This is the one day in your life that you get to be surrounded by everyone that is important to you. Don’t worry about every detail or a minor mishap, because you will blink and this day that you have been waiting for all your life – is gone. The memory will be with you forever, so make it a good one! Eat, drink, laugh, dance – you deserve it! This day will be a monumental day in your life, so don’t let it pass you by.

5.  Don’t forget about your groom. This should go unsaid, but unfortunately it doesn’t always happen. We forget about the purpose of this day, the reason for creating such an elaborate event; it’s to celebrate your love and union. One person can’t make a union, so don’t forget about your other half. When you walk down the aisle, don’t worry about who is looking at you – look at him and you will be forever grateful that you did, because the look on his face will be embedded in your memory forever. Don’t let the stress of the details take away from the sentimental and sacred part of your wedding day and cherish the vows and other intimate details because those are the things that will last forever.