We asked real Brazos Valley Brides for their words of wisdom, advice and guidance to pass on to brides-to-be! Check out these real pearls of wisdom and tips from brides just like you.
Stephanie Hon-Flencher – Wedding Date: August 22, 2015
If using a friend or a family friend as any vendor, make sure you are clear about your expectations on what you want and expect on the products they are providing you. Make sure to hold them to it because if not, you will be the only person disappointed in the end.
Get a wedding planner or someone similar to take over your wedding a month before you are to walk down the aisle. This can allow you and any other person planning with you to enjoy being a part of your wedding and the wedding day.
Our reception was what I enjoyed most on our wedding day. My husband is not fond of large crowds, but I had such a wonderful time watching him have fun with our friends and family because our reception reflected our personalities and was so personal.
Enjoy the day, no matter what happens because you are marrying the person you love.
Amy Hurley – Wedding Date: May 31, 2008
We had a very large and very formal wedding that spared no details. My wedding party and I worked very hard the year leading up to the wedding, planning everything complete with back-up plans in case something or everything failed. And because I was very adamant about not being a stressed out Bride on the day of the wedding, I asked my bridesmaids to be my go-to problem solvers should anything arise. I let all of my vendors, event site staff and close family know that they would be answering all the questions that came up. I just wanted to enjoy every second of my day. And that is exactly what I did!
I do not have one memory of ‘stressful moments’ or ‘things gone wrong’ because they were there to handle it for me. My husband and I got married, danced, ate a ton of cake and then whisked off to enjoy our honeymoon for a week; all the while relishing in how beautiful everything was. It wasn’t until after we got back from our vacation that I found out what all had actually gone wrong. Apparently the floral arrangements for the aisle were the wrong color; two of the five limousines we had rented to shuttle guests around had no a/c; the brides cake was leaning to one side; my grandmother was lost; guests had moved their assigned seating arrangements around; the best man’s tux was completely a different color than the other groomsmen and so much more!
I never knew because my bridesmaids handled it all. And what they could not handle, it didn’t matter because I was too busy having fun that I never even noticed. I made sure that when my Bridesmaids got married that I was there to do the same for them because what they gave me was truly the best gift ever!