Do… create your own identity at your wedding. Choose a style for your wedding that really reflects the two of you as a couple. Even if they are quirky or your mother has NEVER heard of anyone doing that before!
Don’t… buy something just because it has the word “wedding” on the packaging. Perfect example; typical unity candles that are white, with dots and silver hearts. Overpriced and quite often not as attractive as a candle from Pier One.
Do... ask your family and vendors for help, help, help! And let them.
Don’t… be afraid to ask. You never know what could happen…you might just get what you want.
Do… truly enjoy your day and not worry about perfect hair, makeup and not a speck of dirt on your wedding dress. It won’t happen, so party at your reception like your wearing jeans and sneakers!
Don’t… hang out separately from each other for long periods of time at your reception. Work the room as a couple and where you are….that is where your guests will be as well.
Do… go with you gut instincts and decisions; you’ll be happier for it.
Don’t… obsess about creating a wedding that is timeless and never outdated. It will happen no matter how much you try. You’ll still laugh at your choices twenty years from now.
Do… be willing to pay for items or vendors yourself, instead of trying to talk your wedding benefactor to spend the money.
Don’t… treat your vendors like second-class citizens. You need them so work out disagreements or miscommunication.
Do… take advantage of having a photo session with your photographer for an engagement photo. Always a good idea so you both can feel comfortable working with him/her before your wedding day.
Don’t… fall in love with the wedding and not the marriage. Pretty self explanatory.
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