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I have plans to tell you all about each wedding – but I’m waiting on photos from the photographers to go along with the posts. Here’s just a little info of each to get you started….
Lisa & Jon wed in Hamilton on October 9th. Their wedding was beautiful! The gals wore eggplant coloured dresses, potted mums filled the church and all the guys looked dashing. Lisa looked beautiful in her strapless dress – and I’m sure her Groom would agree. Both of them were surrounded by fabulous family and friends. They were very blessed to have a great day. I’ll tell you more about their wedding in our next post.
Alexis & Kevin were our “Surprise Wedding” clients – they got hitched on October 10th in Welland. Helping coordinate an event like this was a first for us, and we loved every minute! I’m hoping to have at least 2 posts dedicated to their event because of the uniqueness. This couple had it right – no fuss from family and friends with planning decisions (colours, location, etc) – their wedding was all about them and their love.
We had a fantastic time with Alexis & Kevin – I can’t wait to tell you more and show you pictures from their wedding!
And lastly, Helen & Jason tied the knot outside at Webster’s Falls in Dundas on October 16th, and they couldn’t have had better weather! This laid back couple planned a romantic outdoor ceremony and we were there to help them execute their vision. Three piece string quartet, sheppard’s hooks with hydrangeas, white chairs placed beside a rivine that cascades down a waterfall…simply romantic! Helen & Jason are a great couple who I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with! I’ll post about their wedding in a few weeks.
In the past 2 years of assisting Brides with their weddings, I’ve never executed 3 weddings in 2 weeks – it was fantastic! Busy – but fantastic! It was wonderful to have been continuously surrounded by so much love and excitement these past 2 weeks. I love my job, I love helping out Brides & Grooms and I love seeing a wedding (or event) come together as planned! Thanks to my October couples for trusting me & The Bride’s Butler with your most special day!
*Stay tuned for upcoming posts about these weddings
Hindsight is 20/20 and we bet if you ask any Bride if she could do it over again, she’d have at least one thing if not more she’d do differently for her wedding.
Here are a few things that Brides would have done differently if they could have said “I Do” over again:
- Hire a Wedding Planner (even if for Day of Coordination) to reduce their stress and day-of workload. No Bride wants to be setting out favours while they should be getting pampered.
- Cut back on the guest list. Bigger isn’t always better. More guests equal more money spent. Try to stick with just your “A” list.
- Hire professional vendors. Unless family or friends have their own business specializing in ‘said task’ then you should politely decline – pay the additional money and hire a professional baker, florist, photographer, etc. You can’t recreate your special day, and you’d hate to feel resentment towards your family/friends if their services aren’t top quality.
- Not thinking outside the box. Most Brides want their wedding day to be personalized and unique – no one likes cookie cutter weddings anymore.
- Drink less. It’s a long day and you need to stay hydrated, so drink water and skip most of the alcoholic beverages. No one likes seeing a Princess Bride morph into the Paper Bag Princess!
- Reserve locations and vendors early. Weddings are booked 24-18 months in advance, so to reduce disappointment, you should try to book your vendors early.
Remember though that no matter what, after your wedding you may think – “if I only”, or “if I could have” – this is perfectly normal. However, try to do your best to think of all aspects of your big day ahead of time to minimize disappointment – as your Wedding Planner we can help you with this with our Full Wedding Package.
Chat with other Brides and ask them what they would have done differently. You never know what you might learn from someone else’s experience. Overall, your wedding day will be the most special day to you because it is your day – and no one or no ‘woulda coulda shoulda’ can take away from that.