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I'm a married woman!

I am back and married! The wedding day was beautiful and went by so fast. Almost every single one of my vendors was perfect and many went above and beyond. We only had 1 little snafu with the photobooth, but I didn't even find out until after the wedding and hopefully it can get sorted out.I will post vendor reviews and a for sale bio with lottttts of stuff soon, but for now just a few thoughts and tips for future brides.-Try to stay in the moment as much as possible. It felt so surreal to me almost the whole day and everything went by so quickly. I tried to enjoy every moment though, and I think being aware of that helped a lot.-If problems arise on the day, try not to stress out. Just go with the flow. The outer layer of my dress got a little rip in it as we were taking pictures before the ceremony (I had no idea how hard it would be to walk up stairs and maneuver around in a dress with a huge skirt) I wanted to freak out, but I made myself stay calm. My coordinator quickly sewed it up, and no one could even see the rip. By the end of the night I had about 4 more rips, so any brides with chiffon or any other thin material in the skirt of their dress, be careful, but expect that it may rip a little if you have to do a lot of running around)-Try to get around to say hello to all your guests, but if you can't get to them all, it's ok. We went around to every table, but by the time we got to some of the last tables people weren't sitting down anymore. We tried to catch the people who weren't at their tables, but didn't get them all. I was worried people would think we were rude, but I had to let it go. We tried, and after that we needed to enjoy ourselves.-On the same note, make time to enjoy yourselves. The day is so jam packed and you are constantly being pulled in one direction or another, so make sure you allow yourselves a little selfish time to be with each other, friends and family and do what you want to do. We did that and I am so glad we did. Otherwise, I would have felt like I was at my whole wedding but missed a lot of it. It was only in that time I got to see the things we had like our photobooth, dessert bar etc.I think pro-pics will take awhile, but I hope to have some non-pro pics to share soon!Thanks to all the knotties who have been around awhile and helped me during my 2 year plus engagement. This board was priceless for me!

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  • Ms. RedMs. Red member
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    edited December 2011
    Aww, congraduations!!!  My wedding is right around the corner and I feel everything you said is something i've at least thought about once. These are good tips to know. I will be prepared for when my day comes. Thank you again for the tips and congrats.....
  • edited December 2011
    I happy to hear that everything went well. I can't wait to see and hear more about it!
  • edited December 2011
    Glad to hear everything went well :) Thanks for the great advice though my wedding is far away these are the tips I'll keep in mind, cant wait to see all the porn :)
  • 23sb23sb member
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats Melissa! I'm so glad things ran smoothly for you and can relate to a lot of what you said. I already know your pro pics will be amazing and can't wait to see them since we both have such similar tastes ; ) Aren't you relieved it's done now?!
  • edited December 2011
    Thanks for the post Bella - it really helps us all to keep things in perspective.  I'm glad you day was as great as you hoped it would be.
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  • SMHubbardSMHubbard member
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    edited December 2011
    Congratulations!! Thank you for taking the time to post this and I'm glad to hear that you had such a great day. I can't wait to see the pictures.
  • edited December 2011
    Well said and I couldn't agree more. Congratulations to you and your new husband! I can't wait to see some pictures!!
  • edited December 2011
    Congrats Bella! Thank you for sharing all the great tips!
  • edited December 2011
    Thanks everyone!Dana- Part of me is relieved, part of me is a little sad. So much time and work was invested and it was over in what felt like the blink of an eye. I can't wait to see pics and our video though. That will help me re-live it all.I was so sad when my bouquet and extra little flowers we brought with us finally died. I even shed a tear, then laughed at myself for being so silly as I cradled my bouquet like a baby and cried on it. Seriously? What is wrong with me? Haha.
  • nikojammnikojamm member
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    edited December 2011
    Yay! I'm so glad you had a wonderful day!!!  Congrats!
  • JenLeuJenLeu member
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats!!!  I'm so glad everything went well.  I totally agree with everything you said.  We didn't get a chance to go around to each table to try to to talk to everyone and I kind of regret that.  The night was going by so fast though and we lost track of time. I can't wait to see your pictures!
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    edited December 2011
    Bella.Vita Congrats! I am so glad that your day went so well. Thank you for the tips! They are priceless. When I graduated from college, I didnt get a chance to get to talk with everyone and I STILL hear about it! I can only imagine how it would be for the wedding...
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  • chiweeweechiweewee member
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats Bella! I've been dying to see your wedding for the last two years...sheesh, we've been around awhile! You're not wierd (or maybe we both are), I did the same exact thing with my bouquet. Then again, Kristin is awesome. I took mine to the Ritz, the bellman went and got me a vase for our stay, then I packaged it up and brought it home on the plane with me and enjoyed it for a week or more. It was horrible to finally part with it =).
  • edited December 2011
    Chi-I know, I've been here forever and my wedding just happened! Haha. We stayed at the Ritz afterwards too, so nice! I think I am going to try to dry out my bouquet and keep it. I didn't think I would be so sentimental about it, but it was just so beautiful! The first time I cried during my wedding day was when I saw the floral arch Kristin made. She is seriously amazing. I wanted to keep all the flowers, bring them to my house, and have them live forever.
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