I spent 19 months planning 5 hours of my life.
But don’t you want the start of forever to be perfect?
I was losing my head, my temper, my beauty sleep and social life.
Let me just start by saying that I have the best mom in the world. This super woman was my right hand for everything. And I mean everything. It’s like she knew what I was thinking before I even said it. Or wait.. was she peeking through my Pinterest boards? Love you mami.
I don’t think anyone understands how hard it is to plan a wedding until they plan one. Unless you are rich and someone plans it for you, then you still won’t know.
As I look back I truly enjoyed every single second of those 5 hours. But there are a 3 things that I would suggest to future brides.
- Enjoy the planning even when you hate it: Oh and I hated it. But I look back and I don’t regret those hours on Pinterest, or those hours on wedding blogs, or talking to vendors, wait no, I kinda hated the talking to vendors part. <3
- Invite those who YOU want to invite: Just… Don’t have someone at the wedding that you don’t know or that you went to high school with and have kept in touch through Facebook. I can go on and on but I already did here. I had family fly from out of the country for the wedding and I couldn’t have been happier. I am so truly thankful that they flew just for us. And that made our wedding even more beautiful. But don’t invite your mom’s friend from college unless she is that close to you too. Or unless, mom and daddy are paying for your wedding.
- At the wedding, take a few minutes to realize that you just got married to your best friend! After we took our photos, we went to the bridal room and just breathed out “ahhhh….” We had done it! And I had lost the 4 pounds I needed to fit in my dress! Okay, but seriously, in my case, the ceremony was very emotional for everyone. Mainly because of Flavio’s vows. So all I did was cry. When that was over, I was so relieved I was able to smile now and enjoy the party as Mr. & Mrs. Suguimitzu. But right before the party started, we had a couple of minutes alone to just smile and be thankful that we did it.
Every bride will give you a different tip. And no tip is wrong. But the one tip that is always right, is that it is just about you and your groom. Cherish it! I am going to leave you with a few photos 🙂 Maybe I’ll write some stories from the wedding soon! 🙂
If you are soon to be married: good luck and tell me how the process is going for you! If you are already married, how did it go? what tips do you have for other brides?!
Enjoy the Photos by Michael Wright.
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