5 wedding tips to make your day the best day ever

i’m going to start this out by saying marriage is awesome. i’ve only been married for 7 months now so i am by no means an expert but i can and have looked back on my day with some major take aways. did everything go as planned? as far as i know, they did, but that’s because if they didn’t, i did not want to know. was it the happiest day of my life? you bet it was. did my dress stay in pristine condition? haha, 45 minutes into the reception + a little stumble resulted into the dumping of an entire cup of coffee on my gown. did it ruin my night? heck no! a little soda water ( and miraculously, white wine ) and i was good as new!

i had some amazing people by my side giving me tips throughout the process on how to make my wedding day the best day ever. at first i thought, yeah yeah… these are just things everyone says. but, let me tell you… you are in control on your day. if you make it the best day of your life it absolutely will be.

below are 5 tips that helped me make the most out of the most magical day of my life. i hope they can do the same for you, because memories on your wedding are some of the most special and treasured times.

1. don’t sweat the small stuff

when your big day comes around, don’t worry about everything working out. there are so many moving pieces to a wedding that it is inevitable that something goes wrong. and when it does, don’t sweat it. in fact, you probably won’t even know if something did go wrong. i put my maid of honor in charge of any issues or assistance needed. your friends ( especially bridesmaids ) are there to support you and make sure you have a great time. don’t be afraid to ask them for help. especially with communications or stresses that could take away from you enjoying every single moment.

 don’t let anything get in the way of having the best time of you life. in the end, you get to marry the man or woman of your dreams and you get to do life with them. y’all it’s an incredible journey. and let’s be real, you worked way too hard to make your day perfect for it to be anything less than that. so focus on the big picture. if there’s a hiccup, embrace it and move on.

2. remember it is your wedding

well yours and your spouses of course. whatever you do, do not feel pressured to make everyone happy at your wedding. that is never going to happen. make sure your day is a reflection of you and your spouse. remember, that is who is being celebrated. weddings can bring out all kinds of emotions in people and sometimes even a little crazy. as a bride, you want to make sure everyone enjoys themselves fully, but you must always keep the bigger picture in mind and do what’s best for the majority. in every wedding there is always someone with an opinion. listen to all suggestions, but take them with a grain of salt. you don’t have to do anything by the book. there are no rules and no regulations. if you want to serve dessert first, because that’s the way you and your spouse do it, eat dessert first! your guests are there to celebrate and support you. not the other way around.

3. be in the moment

on your big day, take a deep breath. in fact, take lots of deep breaths. i’m sure you’ve heard a million times before, but your day will go by so quickly. make sure to soak up every single moment you can. when else do you get to be surrounded by all the people you love most just to celebrate your love? it is such a special time.

i remember just stopping to look around and take mental pictures because everything felt so surreal. it felt as if i was walking through a dream that i never want to wake up from. it’s a feeling i will never forget and forever cherish.

4. hire a good photographer

memories last a lifetime but so do photos. hiring a photographer that you enjoy being around and are able to honestly communicate your expectations with is key. you cannot go back and replicate the moments in time, so be sure to hire someone to capture them for you. going back and looking through wedding photos still gives me butterflies, as i hope it always does.

these pictures are ones that i will forever treasure and cannot wait to someday look through all of them again with my children and grandchildren and tell them about the most magical day of my life.

5. be thankful

this one doesn’t need much of an explanation. for all things, be thankful. be thankful you get to marry your best friend. be thankful the people you love most are all in one room, because you brought them together. be thankful for the memories. be thankful for all the love in the room. and be thankful all the planning is over!

my husband and i asked our wedding planner to make sure to pull us aside so we could have a moment to ourselves to take it all in at our wedding. this moment was incredible. david and i went for a walk and found a bench and just sat next to one another feeling blessed beyond measure and so thankful for everything.

your wedding day may not go exactly as planned, but if you find the beauty in the imperfections you will have the most perfect day.

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xoxo | jasmine

 

photography by: chelsea q white photgraphy
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22 Comments

  1. July 18, 2017 / 9:06 am

    You are absolutely stunning!! These photos are breathtaking!!

  2. July 18, 2017 / 11:27 am

    These photos are AMAZING! You look absolutely gorgeous. Love your tips!

    • July 18, 2017 / 3:59 pm

      thank you!! i had such a blast that day. it was the best day ever!

    • July 18, 2017 / 3:59 pm

      thank you so much!! weddings are so much fun <3

  3. July 18, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    I love the last one – be thankful. Your tips are so amazing and I agree about not sweating the small stuff. Now, I need to get married. HA! – joking… but not really.
    xx
    Lauren

    • July 18, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      thank you!! the small stuff is never worth the hassle! when your special day comes you are going to make such a stunning bride!!

  4. July 18, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    These are all such great tips. You looked AMAZING! Love your dress!

    xx Mollie

    • July 19, 2017 / 7:48 am

      thank you so much!! i had the best time and created such incredible memories!!

  5. July 19, 2017 / 9:09 am

    I’m getting married next year so I am definitely taking in all the wedding tips I can!

    • July 19, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      you’re going to make the most gorgeous bride!!! i hope that your day turns to be absolutely incredible! and marriage is awesome, congratulations!!

  6. July 19, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    Love your list. Very good reminders for those like me that haven’t gone through this yet. 🙂

    • July 19, 2017 / 3:58 pm

      thank you!!! when you do, have the best time ever!!! they’re such special memories to have and no joke, butterflies are still there!! (i’m also a huge sap, haha)

  7. Sarah K Tripp
    July 19, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    These are great tips! For our wedding day, I let my wedding planner take care of everything and I don’t remember stressing at all. It was such a blissful day!

    • July 20, 2017 / 6:51 am

      thank you so much!!! that’s so sweet 🙂

  8. July 20, 2017 / 7:30 am

    ll things YES!!!! so many great bits of advice to remember… best day ever and your pics are STUNNING

    • July 23, 2017 / 11:33 pm

      you’re so sweet!! thank you so much!! <3

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