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Anna
Rockstar June 2020

Advice for Brides to be..enjoy the process ❤

Anna, on August 28, 2020 at 2:17 PM Posted in Planning 0 17
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Hey everyone!

As your wedding day quickly approaches what are your biggest fears or worry about your day? I remember the last two weeks are when my stress kicked into high gear.

Married ladies, what word of advice can you offer to the newly engaged, or brides on the homestretch?
I would say, enjoy the small things all along the way. It will never be perfect, but the day will be perfect for you. So, breathe, focus on one task at a time, and remember it will all work out fine.
As a DIY bride, I learned that after a point, I'd done all I could do, so I had to delegate some tasks and just let go of the idea of smooth sailing, and just go with the flow.
Due to some last minute changes on the venues part, I did not have the time for set up, that I was promised. So, I had to go on to plan B. I had spent 16 months planning and making my vision come true.
The last few days before the wedding, were like a rollercoaster of mishaps.On my wedding day, I was so happy to come down the stairs and touch my grooms hand, even though I couldn't see him yet. He grounded me and my stress disappeared.
I can remember after our first touch photos, standing in the foyer waiting to go out. That's when I realized that I could hearAdvice for Brides to be..enjoy the process ❤ 1
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It was a magical moment as I stood there and listened to the words and reflected on why I chose each song. It set the mood and the tone and I went on to have a most amazing day!
In the end, you won't remember that each detail wasn't perfect. You will remember the feeling you had that day as you waited with anticipation to look into the eyes of your forever love.
You will remember the smiles and tears of your closest friends and family and how this wonderful day, was made possible because two people fell in love.
So, embrace the imperfections and speed bumps that may appear. It will all be worth it in the end. Some day you will look back and laugh at the bride to be you, that was so worried about everything. As a wife, you will realize that it happened just the way it was meant to.
Congratulations to all, happy planning !

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Latest activity by Lynnie, on August 31, 2020 at 4:02 PM
  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
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    Great advice Smiley smile

    i remember reading so many BAM posts before my wedding and it gave me peace of mind that even if things go wrong, it'll still be beautiful

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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
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    I get married in about 6 weeks and I honestly don’t have any fears. I’m just ready to be married to fiancé at this point Smiley heart.


    Your photos are beautiful. Just like you, I feel like my fiancé will keep me from stressing and.m being nervous.
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  • Molly
    Rockstar September 2020
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    I can't wait to see all of my work come together in 8 days! I need to learn how to delegate, but hopefully by the day of I can. Planning a wedding has helped me to learn how much of a control freak I am. I always picture everything that can and will go wrong, so I don't think it will seem so bad on the day of. I know it won't be perfect and I am ready to just enjoy the time with my FH and friends and family Smiley heart Smiley ring

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  • Marisa
    Rockstar May 2021
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    Thank you for this! Smiley heart Smiley smile

    You had me at the part where you heard your prelude music. Everything will fall into place and happen in precisely the way that it should. I realize that means not everything will go according to plans and to really just enjoy the day and take in the moments.

    Looking forward to marrying my best friend in October xoxo

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  • Brittany
    Rockstar October 2020
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    Thank you Anna for such beautiful advice!! I love it!! It's sometimes hard to enjoy this process when you feel like its never-ending. I still love your pictures and I love that you just had to let go and go with the flow and embrace the imperfections!! That's hard to do when you want everything to go perfectly!! For myself, at this point, the best I can do is the best I can do, and I'm just so ready to be married to my sweet love. I have only a few fears but that has to do with COVID during a wedding and not being able to fit in my dress. Like you said though one day at a time and one task at a time. Time flies when it's the last few months before the wedding! It's crazy!! I am doing my best to really enjoy the little things and just not worry about things I can't control. Thank you for the advice!!

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  • Anna
    Rockstar June 2020
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    Absolutely true! ❤ funny how guests never notice what goes wrong, such a blessingSmiley smile
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  • Anna
    Rockstar June 2020
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    He will! The stress will just melt awaySmiley smile
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  • Anna
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    I totally get this! I'm a control freak too!
    It was liberating letting go! It will be absolutely perfect, the imperfections will make it more memorable, because things really do turn out great!
    Trust me!Yay! You are almost there! ❤❤
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  • Anna
    Rockstar June 2020
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    I am so looking forward to your wedding! I've enjoyed keeping up with your journey. I'll be so proud to be a witness to your big journey coming full circleSmiley smile
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  • Anna
    Rockstar June 2020
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    My sweet friend! I think of you daily!
    God's got you, don't worry! Your day will be so special and I'm thrilled for you!
    You will be the most beautiful bride! Time will definitely become a blur. Yes, just let go of the things you can't control, it will all be fine❤❤❤🥰 I'm soooooo excited for you! Let me know, if I can help in any way!Hugs to you!
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  • Brittany
    Rockstar October 2020
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    Awww thank you!! You are so sweet!! I love your stories on FB!! Smiley laugh

    Thank you!! Its been a long time coming LOL time is certainly becoming a blur LOL sometimes I can't remember if I did something already or not LOL Thank you!! I am getting excited finally!! Thank you!! I appreciate it!!

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  • Marisa
    Rockstar May 2021
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    Thanks girl! Looking forward to it as well Smiley heart Smiley smile

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  • Laquita
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    Thank you so much for this advice. With all the planning, we want everything to be perfect otherwise we feel it won't be fun, but I do need to remember to relax & enjoy all of it. I don't want to stress out over things.

    Your pictures are beautiful!

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  • Anna
    Rockstar June 2020
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    Thank you for the kind words!Smiley smile
    Yes, just relaxing and enjoying things makes it so much easier, because the time goes so quickly.
    Just remember, it really will all work out, it will be more than you dreamed of and your guests will all have fun! Congratulations! One day at a time❤🥰You can do it!
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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
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    *Trust your vendors*

    You paid them. They have a job to do.

    ...If they don't do it, you can deal with it after the wedding. The overwhelming majority of vendors do their job, and do it well.

    Please stop worrying about the linens. I promise you, no one notices them.

    Oh, and this is very specific, but, uh, don't walk to work in the pouring rain while wearing suede shoes and no socks. ...That hurts.

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  • Emily
    Expert September 2020
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one that finds that comforting. Game planning all the hypothetical scenarios makes me feel like - whelp, now it's just show time.

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    Such great advice Anna!! I totally agree about tackling one task at a time - if you try to do everything at once you'll drive yourself nuts!

    I also totally advocate for doing a first look or a first touch!! I needed that hug from my husband to help me take a deep breath and relax! Smiley heart

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