honestly, I don't think ANY bride has walked away from their wedding not regretting just one little thing. Maybe it was the seating chart, the time they spent not asking others for help or something they wish they didn't care about so much because the day FLIES by and it's sometimes just not worth the stress!!
I have complied past brides tips and tricks on things to pass on when planning the big day. I hear it all the time "make sure to tell your next bride to skip on ..." I promise, you'll be so thankful!!
Tip #1: "I wish I skipped on the favors! I ended up taking more home than giving away!"
I hear this one allll the time!! BUT, I am not complaining because if I stick around until many of your guests leave, I usually get about 12 cake pops to take home for myself!! I always hear brides opting out of traditional favors and doing something different to thank their guests for attending their big day! Last fall I had a wedding with succulents and small flowers as favors, and I still have the one I snagged at the end of the night on my desk that has grown twice it's size!! Plants are the perfect way to send a gift home with your guests that they will love for up to years after the wedding!!
Tip #2: "If you have a super involved family (especially if it's on both sides), set boundaries straight away before wedding planning even starts. Who is in charge of what? What is expected from each person? What is one thing you want to plan yourself, and make sure other people's hands stay out of it? Decide this now and set the ground rules before people start walking all over you and pulling you in every direction." - past bride
Weddings include families, it's just what comes with the package!! family will always want to be involved because they love you! don't be scared to ask family to help and to also set boundaries when family gets a lil too involved!! It's ok to ask for help and it's ok to ask others to take a step back so you can do what you are excited for!
Tip #3: "I wish we would have taken more time, stressed and argued less, been more confident in our decisions" - past bride
Planning your wedding is the time you and your fiancé have together to plan the first day of the rest of your marriage! If you notice it's difficult to agree on decisions, it might be the perfect time to slow down and focus on the fact that this is a team project!! The day is about you both and what will make you happy, don't worry about making anyone accept yourselves happy!! which leads me to our last tip!
Tip #4: "Have fun! You’re essentially throwing a party for your friends and family to celebrate love :) So make it what you and your fiancé want it to be and what is going to make you happy at the end of the night" -past bride
That is exactly what your wedding is, a super fun day for YOU two!! Choose the flowers and the food that YOU love!! Everyone will have an amazing time if you do what makes you happy and have a day filled with the love you share!
However your day ends up being, it's going to be incredible!! It's your big day