Despite my best efforts to be the care-free bride-to-be who coolly goes with the flow, it turns out preparing for your big day is, in fact, not a piece of (wedding) cake. In the ensuing year, that “I said yes!” engagement bliss came with a growing list of to-dos that made my head spin. It all ended in the most magical, memorable day of my life… but I certainly could have benefited from more sleep in the process. Here’s what I learned (because hindsight is 20/20) to help you navigate your way toward the best day ever.
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What I wish I knew from day one
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Hiring a planner saved my sanity
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Engagement photos can be fun
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Wedding showers aren’t necessary
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Don’t do a face mask the morning of your wedding
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Cheesy wedding music can be avoided
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Don’t check the weather (seriously, don’t do it)
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Your veil might betray you
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Don’t go overboard with sweets
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But also try all the food
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Walk a mile in your wedding shoes
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A ‘first look’ was the best decision
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Seating charts will test your patience
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Get creative with the guest book
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Take your honeymoon the day after
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Remember: it’s just one (very fun!) day
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