This is one of my favorite pictures our photographer took of us on our wedding day. Love it and love him.
I know some of you have heard me say this a time or two… I LOVE WEDDINGS! I love everything about them. The families, the love between newlyweds, the beautiful flowers, all the sweets, the centerpieces, the toasts and most of all….the marriage. The commitment that two people make to each other and become one. What an amazing journey! But before the journey begins, there is a wedding to plan. Right?! You get to pick out all your favorite things and it’s a day to celebrate you and your fiance.
I was thinking about all the things that go into a wedding and what were a few things I would have changed about my own. I compiled a list of things I have either experienced or have heard from brides that they experienced and I thought it might be helpful to you. Honestly, I probably could have written another page on the subject. Like I seriously just thought of another one and I’ll add it now for good measure.
Tip #19 Try to avoid DIY-ing your ENTIRE wedding! Let me explain. For my wedding seven years ago, I made my own invitations, centerpieces, monogram, ceremony alter, bouquets, boutonnieres, and decorated bubbles and I’m sure I’m forgetting something. And then lets talk about the things I was in charge of getting and putting in place. I had our monogram put on pint glasses that had to be washed and dried so they could be used on the wedding day, I designed the artwork for our custom bookmark wedding programs, decorating the alter with flowers, pulling rose pedals and lining the aisle with them, placing the chairs for the ceremony, decorating the cake with flowers, getting the beer and wine to the venue, placing all the centerpieces, oh and the list goes on. Luckily, I have awesome friends and family that I could direct and they would help out with no complaint. Looking back, I remember how stressed I was that morning trying to get everything done and even weeks and months leading up to the day. I was overwhelmed and tired. So what could I have done differently? I would have purchased a simple but pretty invitation instead of making my own custom pocket invitations that took 2 months from start to finish. I wouldn’t have decorated the bubbles. I would have at least shopped around for a florists. I just assumed they would all be too expensive but when it came down to it, I probably didn’t save much. And I probably wouldn’t have build an alter to have flowers on. (I had to go to literately 8 different stores to find enough flowers to cover the alter) But if I could only do one thing different, I would hire a coordinator for the day of. I had so many people coming to me with questions the entire day. I don’t blame them because they wanted to make sure I was happy but I really just wanted to stop making decisions once the reception started. Now I know what you are thinking. Man, did she even like her wedding?! Oh I LOVED it! It was ultimately everything that I dreamed of and getting to marry Philip was the best part of it all. And as I’m pulling up pictures that our photographer Lindsey took to show you, they are making me smile and I am still in love with it all. I’m just sharing my experiences for you to consider for your own wedding.
So now what are the other Eighteen things you should consider for your wedding? I have a PDF just for you! Don’t worry, it’s only a couple of pages. I got a little carried away with tip #19.
And do you want to know what the awesome thing about this list is? It’s all subjective and opinions. Girl you can do whatever you want, it’s your day! And if my brides need advice or questions about it, they can chat with me not only about photography but other wedding topics too. I love weddings and I want yours to be everything you love and more!
Before we get to the PDF, have you found your wedding photographer yet? Would you like information on the Cindy Medick Photography Wedding Experience and Collections? Click on the Galleries & Details tab and scroll through. It will give you everything you can expect and information on pricing. Have questions? You can email me directly at email@example.com
And as an added bonus, you will receive $175 off any collection when you contact me through this blog post. Basically, you are receiving your engagement session free! This is very limited and will only be given to the first 4 couples who book. (Must book by December 12, 2016) To receive this bonus, simply fill out the wedding contact form and type in “Brides Consider” in the how did you hear about us section. This will qualify you to receive the $175 credit off any collection if you choose to book CMP for your wedding. Here’s the contact link. WEDDING CONTACT FORM
Now to the list! Remember, this is a list of things that either I or one of my brides or vendors have experienced. I am already working on a round two list. So many things to consider! Here’s the link to get your list of things to consider. You don’t want to miss it! Having issues with the link?
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Congratulations on the engagement. Marriage is awesome!
THINGS EVERY BRIDE SHOULD CONSIDER
November 12, 2016