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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. We now are!

Our wedding went off splendidly. There were occasional hiccups, but they are the kind we can laugh at during and after the fact. Granted, I learned a thing or two. Like test the playlist BEFORE you are preparing to make your walk down the aisle…. But hey! We have something funny to reminisce about later.

The people who came, helped add to the memories that will last a lifetime. And as I go over some of the wedding pictures, I can’t help but smile as I realize that we did it.
I married the love of my life. And we are now moving forward to the next step in our lives. We are now able to make solid plans. To embark on the adventure that will last until the day we die. Nothing is better than that!

So a few things I want to share as advice for other brides. Always check the music before the day of your wedding. I made the mistake of updating the playlist the night before. I had added a second playlist that included the “special” songs. Entry, bridal march, first dance, father/daughter dance, etc. These were separate from the dance floor shuffle list. I wanted to make it easier for those who had to control those moments in the reception. Also, the venue didn’t have a firm handle of their audio equipment. So when it came to turning off the song or switching the song, there was a pause or the volume was way too high. There were also sounds of pulling the AUX cord out or plugging in. Not a pleasant way to flow. We had a good laugh though.
 
Keep it simple. If you are setting up the day of your wedding, do yourself a favor and make sure it is as simple as possible. You want more time to get ready than it takes to put everything out. I made chocolates to set out for the guests. Guess who forgot them in the fridge of our room? Talk about a waste of time, energy, and money.
Don't forget the little things. We forgot pens for the centerpieces and the guest book. We also had to send the guys out for bobby pins and the plastic dishes for left over food.
No matter how well you plan everything out, be prepared to miss something. There were a couple pictures I might have missed. I didn't get to dance much besides the First Dance and Father/Daughter Dance. I did dance with my younger brother who asked me to show him how to slow dance. That was a great moment that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world. Otherwise, I was too busy talking, taking pictures or dealing with baby. I didn't set aside a moment to dance again with my husband. Although in retrospect, that might have been a blessing to our guests. We are both "White and Nerdy" after all. Dancing is something we enjoy doing behind closed doors, but might look awkward in front of others.  
And lastly, remember that it is your day. No matter what another person says or does. This is the day to focus on the love you have for someone else. I almost lost sight of that the night before the wedding. My best friend, my Mother, and my fiancĂ© all brought that back into perspective for me. Our day was what we wanted it to be.  


16 comments:

  1. I think you two danced just fine and would have enjoyed more too. Beautiful ceremony.

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    1. Thank you! We both agreed, it was as if the rest of the place were empty and we were dancing alone. Greatest feeling ever.

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  2. It was a great time. Those who weren't there missed a fun time. I am glad it was what you wanted it to be, Your a good woman with a good heart. Congradulations

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    1. Thank you, Mom! We loved the day and everyone who showed up.

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  3. Congratulations for this new phase of your life! And yes, the best advice is to keep it as simple for yourself as possible on the d'day. There would always be hiccups no matter how perfectly you plan it, but the best way is to take it in your stride and enjoy....after all, it's your day :)

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes the hiccups in life make for the best memories later :)

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  4. Congrats for your wedding. Hope you had a great time with your friends and family. I am glad to know that you have made so many memories on the day, you can cherish in your whole life.

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  5. First off congrats on your wedding and this new journey you embark together!! I agree that its so easy to forget the little things like the chocolates and the pens but I am glad it all worked out perfectly

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    1. Makes for fun memories later on! And thank you!

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  6. How wonderful! Congratulations to the two of you! I am in the process of planning my wedding and appreciate your advice! Good luck to the two of you!

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    1. Congratulations! I'm happy to share any insight that will make another brides day amazing :)

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  7. You were a radiant bride. Sorry that everything didn't work out 100% as planned.

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    1. Thank you! It might not have been perfect, but it made it more memorial in the long run. And we still had a blast! That's all that matters in the end.

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  8. I absolutely LOVE your dress! Way to keep things original.

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    1. Thank you! I'm traditional in upbringing, but I am out of the box in everything else :)

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