• Images
  • Text
  • Find a Couple + Registry
GO
January 2011 Weddings

Day, Week, and Month-of Advice for the January Girls!

Hey January ladies!

It's sort of a knot tradition to pass along day, week, rest of the month advice from one month to the next. 

I had my girls put up some advice, but most are on their honeymoon and aren't back yet. For additional advice, you can go to our board and see what the November girls told us :o)

Congratulations to all of you, and good luck!
118 image
Not caring about missing RSVPs because there aren't any rocks!

Re: Day, Week, and Month-of Advice for the January Girls!

  • akg0053akg0053 member
    1000 Comments Combo Breaker
    edited December 2010
    Hey January ladies!

    It's sort of a knot tradition to pass along day, week, rest of the month advice from one month to the next. 

    I had my girls put up some advice, but most are on their honeymoon and aren't back yet. For additional advice, you can go to our board and see what the November girls told us :o)

    Congratulations to all of you, and good luck!
    118 image
    Not caring about missing RSVPs because there aren't any rocks!
  • edited December 2010
    This is probably common sense for most of you...but it's one thing I didn't do very well and would have done differently. I did a lot of things myself for the wedding, including setting up the venue, etc. What I should have done was let someone else in on my vision of how the room was supposed to look/be set up. It wasn't a big deal, but on the wedding day when we were running around trying to get everything arranged my name was being called a thousand times from a thousand different directions and I was super stressed out. I had tons of friends and family memebers that volunteered their time to help me out, we just could have done things much more efficiently if I had other people helping me direct where things should go and how they should look. It all turned out beautifully in the end, but it would have been nice not to be so rushed and to have some time to just relax before the wedding started.
    [IMG]http://i55.tinypic.com/vno66s.jpg[/IMG]

    <a href="http://www.thebump.com/?utm_source=ticker&utm_medium=HTML&utm_campaign=tickers" title="Getting Pregnant"><img src="http://global.thebump.com/tickers/tt1117f3.aspx" alt=" Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker" border="0" /></a>
  • akg0053akg0053 member
    1000 Comments Combo Breaker
    edited December 2010
    1. Stay hydrated. It's so easy to get dehydrated through the reception. I woke up the next morning with a killer headache because of it (and no, I did not consume any alcohol either).

    2. People are going to get angry for seriously irrational things. Let it go. Just remember that they are being ridiculous and it's not your problem (now, if you legitimately upset somebody, then of course apologize).

    3. When drama pops up, it's how you handle it that people are going to remember. You can either keep cool, and be talked about like "wow but she handled it like a pro, and really kept her composure" or "and then she flipped the f$%# out on everybody!" Basically, you have to let the little things (and even the big things, sometimes) go. As long as you get married, your goal for the day was accomplished.

    4. If people tell you that you are "over planning" by wanting to have all the loose ends tied up a week before your wedding, don't listen to them. 

    5. That whole stay-next-to-your-new-husband-during-the-reception thing is MUCH easier said than done. H and I actually made a plan in the limo on the way to the reception from the church, and we managed to get dragged in a bunch of different directions frequently.

    6. This might be common sense, but make a plan in advance for when people start on you about babies. Yeah, you'd think they'd give you 10 minutes of being married first, but no, they won't. My MOH gave us the most grief actually lol, but we had something ready.

    7. I was told going into the day that the time would fly, so I made it a point to live in the moment. I did a good job of that, and because I did so the day didn't just fly right on by. I had fun, but I constantly took time to just slow down and absorb everything going on around me.
    118 image
    Not caring about missing RSVPs because there aren't any rocks!
  • barkerspudbarkerspud member
    100 Comments
    edited December 2010
    I"m going to second the "stay hydrated" advice, it was wonderful to have bottled water with me at all times during photos and then having it constantly refreshed during the reception...kept me from being the "drunk bride" and the "hungover wife" Totally smart!!

    The other piece of advice is to surround yourself with supportive and helpful people the days leading up to and the morning of. I didn't have a bridal party which was a plus in a few ways, but it also forced me to deal with some drama with family that made that morning very frustrating for me. Don't be afraid to delegate tasks and tell people to take their drama elsewhere, it will make everything go smoother in the end.

    The last thing I would say, is take every opportunity to kiss your husband that you can! The day goes by quickly, so make sure you stop and thank your husband for being who he is and of course sneak in a quick kiss or five. Sealed Good luck ladies!!
    Wedding Countdown Ticker
  • pnmchicpnmchic member
    10 Comments
    edited December 2010
    Make sure if your renting things for your wedding.. like linens, make sure when you pick them up that they are all there. mine werent and someone from the company had to come deliver them to me.

    Dont let anyone frazzle your nerves.. my MIL was all over me while we were decorating, trying to change my mind about certain things and just stupid things.

    Dont sweat the small stuff. My MIL also decided after we were already gone and ppl were there cleaning up, that she was going to take the entire grooms cake home with her. ( My husband and i never even got a piece and she didnt even pay for it.) But she tried to blmae it on my mom. So just let go of pety things and enjoy your wedding!!!! Good Luck!
    Anniversary
  • edited December 2010
    1. Stop to breathe... everyone kept telling me this and I was like what do you mean i am breathing but then I would stop and realize that I was freaking out and I didn't even know it. Just take some time to yourself even if it is just a second.

    2. Have people take pictures of small things and details. I am waiting on my professional photos and I want to see non-prof pictures because seriously you don't remember a whole lot from the day because it goes by so quickly.

    3. HAVE FUN... this is sooo important. I danced and I danced and I danced just have fun with your friends and your husband which leads me to my next point

    4. There will be times when you get separated from your husband, make sure though that you bring him back or you find each other throughout the night, for a dance or a kiss or to go and talk for a second, people will be pulling you all over, I can't tell you how many people were like "sarah come dance with me" "sarah come in the photo booth" "Sarah come sit", just make sure that you have some time with your Hubby throughout the reception afterall it's your party.

    5. Sit down and have an actual peice of cake not just the cake you serve each other, DH didn't do this and thank God we had left over cake because he really didn't get to try any that night of our wedding. I ended up sitting down with some co-workers while he was with some friends and eating some cake, he did not take this time and he would have regretted it later if there weren't left overs.

    6. Finally, Don't sweat the small stuff. Things will go wrong, you may not like exactly how your flowers turned out (I didn't) or you may not get to every table (we completely missed like 3) but don't sweat it. You guys are only two people you can't be everywhere all at once, espescially if you have a big wedding. Just go with the flow and you will enjoy the day.
    200 Celebrating with us image
    >
    December 2010 Siggy Challange 11/15-11/21: engagement ring. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    Days until I become Mrs. C
  • Congrats to all of the January brides to be!  Most of this has already been said, but it's so true!

    I can't agree enough on staying hydrated.  Have water with you all the time or have someone close by that doesn't mind running and grabbing you some water.  It saved me!

    Turn over the decision-making to someone else the day of the wedding.  Believe me when I say, you don't want to know when something is missing or someone is franticly trying to do something.  I gave my phone to my BMs and they answered all of my calls and responded to texts for me. 

    Don't get worked up over little things.  Most people won't realize that something isn't exactly as planned.  

    H and I got separated during the reception a lot.  But we would always make our way back to the dance floor together during certain songs. 

    Have fun!  It is such an amazing time in our lives, you need to enjoy all of it!

    <a href="http://laurengetsliteral.com" target="_blank"> Book Blog</a>

    <span style="color: #382110">my read shelf:</span>
    <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4509887?shelf=read" title="Lauren's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)"><img border="0" alt="Lauren's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)" src="http://www.goodreads.com/images/badge/badge1.jpg"></a>

    [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/5PhgQ.png[/IMG]
  • Congratulations on your pending nuptials and for kicking off the New Year right! Holla! 

    Here's my two cents:

    1.  Have a plan B for the weather.  I kind of did, but I was not expecting rain.  We were to have a foot parade from the ceremony to the reception (2 blocks) but it was pouring.  I totally was not expecting rain in DECEMBER, but c'est la vie.  We did parade around the hotel lobby, but it wasn't quite the same...

    2.  Don't let anyone tell you bad things on the day of.  My DOC was complaining to me about my SIL.  We will address this with her tomorrow when we go to pick up our remaining items.

    3.  Carry extra make-up and tissue

    4. Don't forget to feed each other cake like we did.  Oops!  

    5. Try to get sleep the night before.

    GOOD LUCK JANUARY HOTTIES!!!!! WOO HOO!!

    142 Ready To Celebrate! image

    Wedding Countdown Ticker
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards