advice for brides

Use these helpful tips on the morning of your wedding day to guarantee a magical and centered day.
A good wedding coordinator is like great wedding insurance.
You know when you have a best friend but then you realize that they’re YOUR best friend but you’re not THEIR best friend? That happened to me a few years ago.
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But you can always use more big-day advice before you walk down the aisle — right? We asked nine real brides who’ve already been there done that to shell out their best advice for your wedding.
"Before the wedding, designate someone to take home all your gifts and mementos (like your guest book and card box) after the reception and to close out any final vendor payments.
You’ve read all the bridal books there are to read, signed up for every wedding tip of the day, and downloaded an embarrassing amount of planning apps.
"Ask your caterer to pack away food for you (the cocktail hour food, the main course, the cake … everything) because likely you’ll have absolutely no time to eat any of it.
My advice would be to listen to his bride to be and compromise but without fear of adding his own wishes as contrary to popular belief it is his day to.My son in looked on a great site which had loads of great advice for grooms to be and I also managed to get a few speech tips for my father of the bride speech which I was really nervous about.Tell your son to have a nose at that and best of luck to him.
When you’re sleep deprived, stressed over finances, or questioning why certain things do or don’t happen in life the way you want them to, remember you are in this journey together and that laughter truly is the best medicine.
She instead moved forward and realized there are times in life when you must experience pain and disappointment before you’re able to uncover a kind of that is bigger than what you ever dreamed possible.
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Say these phrases to each other as often as possible: “I love you”, “I’m here for you”, “I understand”, “I’m sorry”, “I appreciate you”, “It’s nice to see you”, “I missed you”.
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Here is a beautiful and honest – sometimes funny and yet very true – list of advice gathered over many years of marriage.
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For all those couples also preparing for their big days, I decided to tap into the collective wisdom of the Forbes editorial team, asking: What is your best advice for the bride and groom on their wedding day? They shared insider secrets, confessions from their own wedding experiences and in-the-trenches advice for how to have a happy, lasting marriage.
My then husband-to-be and I flew to Vegas on a Friday, got our marriage license and my wedding ring the same day, were married that Saturday, and flew home that Sunday.
She must “wear the little bow in her hair which caught his fancy,” as her lover; the colors he liked she must be sure to wear, even about her work — and that work, whatever its character, should, according to these advisors, be invariably performed in a dress of immaculate neatness and daintiness of fitting.
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and bear them lovingly, encouragingly; do not forget that “ye are yoke-fellows,” and to insure the true pulling, each must keep your own trace-chain taut.
Some women, I must admit, can go through the whole kitchen performance and come out of it “unspotted from the contest,” not even the “smell of the smoke” clinging to her garments, but they are few.
Modern Bride, on the other hand, is full of ads for local stores, like the Halle Brothers of Cleveland, Franklin Simon (with stores on Fifth Avenue and Peachtree & Ponce in Atlanta), L.A.’s "Bullock’s Downtown," and Schaffer’s Bridal Shop, of St.
Good news, though: "Lucky are you, the summertime bride-to-be, for the world at its most benign presents you with a garden-to-sky vista of color to draw upon for your wedding scheme." Even in the 1950s brides couldn’t escape those goddamn wedding colors.
The author comes down firmly on the side of make-up sex: "Married couples should not forget the importance of climactic sexual relations as a means of reducing tension." Now there’s a solid piece of advice you won’t see in The Knot any time soon.
For instance, "petal tones" are offered for consideration "for your procession." Visualize: "Petal frosted…white over layers of palest blue or pink for a young, danceable gown, the instep-length ideal for a garden wedding.
It is "a book condensation of Preparing for Marriage, the guide to marital and sexual adjustment," snuggled right next to an ad for honeymoons via Greyhound—"romantic travel, planned just for you." It’s the work of Dr.
Adams, a psych prof and "nationally famous Marriage Counselor," and it is a time capsule.
In terms of the fashions, "nylon" is used as a selling point with alarming frequency, and you will see not one single, solitary sleeveless wedding dress.
There’s an entire spread on gifts with a "B.A." — that is, bridegroom approved — as well as decorating advice including a lengthy explanation of different types of carpet.
While you’re all together, get all the bridesmaids to act out their advice to the couple and write it on a white board.
And you’ll probably go to a Bachelorette party with a bunch of girls where you have to pose in a lot of group pictures.
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If you use a ring-bearer pillow, make sure the rings are tied down tight—miraculously the wedding planner found ours two hours into the reception.
By Andie HuberThere are the potential wedding day glitches that you try to plan for—rain, blitzed groomsmen or an unhappy bridesmaid.
Make sure guests understand your dress code: ‘morning dress’ can mean a lot of different things to lots of people.
If your friend offers to photograph your wedding to save you money, make sure they use a flash.
The entire wedding everyone raved about how amazing the food was—until the vegan cake was served.
When you don't belong to the "my wedding is a party" club, you might feel like you're missing out on some of the cool wedding stuff — centerpieces, decorations, venues, et cetera.
So take what I say with a grain of salt, but here is some advice that might help newbie destination couples keep their sanity while planning their wedding.
Coming from a huge family, I can totally relate — I struggled with a massive guest list when planning my own wedding.
Getting good wedding photos was important to me, and I was stressed that perhaps the short timeframe in which we needed to get all of our "perfect wedding portraits" wasn't going to be long enough, was going to be too stressful, or was going to be too hot.
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My friends' small wedding was so full of love and they really made all of their guests feel like each one was a critical piece of who they were as a couple.
Says Los Angeles bride Lisa Shapiro: "I ordered a massage and had the dinner being served at my wedding delivered to me so I could taste what my guests would be eating.
If you can’t afford a wedding planner, Rock recommends asking family members to pitch in for day-of tasks such as dealing with seating arrangements, greeting the deejay and paying the vendors.
Laurie Cohen, a wedding planner and mother of three daughters (all brides themselves) recommends including a roll of duct tape in your emergency kit.
If you’re worried about difficult family members getting in the way of your wedded bliss, here’s some advice from Minnesota bride Lyz Lenz: "Your wedding only lasts a day.
Wedding photographer and Florida bride Jemma Coleman suggests doing your research before signing any contracts, especially when it comes to your wedding photography.
Laura Siderman, married in Barbados in 2008, says the key ingredient to the success of her wedding was letting go and having fun.
Looking back, Coleman says she wishes she had hired a wedding planner or day-of coordinator.
Diana Rohini, who married her husband in Bhopal, India, in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, knew she’d have to throw off her perfectionist hat for her multiple-day wedding event.
Despite a few blunders, Washington, D.C., bride Caroline McGraw wouldn’t change a thing about her wedding day.
ne heartening factor for which the wife can be grateful is the fact that the husband’s home, school, church, and social environment have been working together all through his life to instill in him a deep sense of guilt in regards to his sexual feelings, so that he comes to the marriage couch apologetically and filled with shame, already half cowed and subdued.
The wise wife seizes upon this advantage and relentlessly pursues her goal first to limit, later to annihilate completely her husband’s desire for sexual expression.
t this point, dear reader, let me concede one shocking truth.Some young women actually anticipate the wedding night ordeal with curiosity and pleasure! Beware such an attitude! A selfish and sensual husband can easily take advantage of such a bride.
And my suggestions that couldn’t we say, ‘sort it out’ after we had slept, and eaten, and where in the cold light of day it could all be resolved in about say 15 minutes, were always vigorously opposed out of his GENUINE fear, that going to bed angry would damage our relationship, and that it meant we didn’t love each other enough to… well, yeah, ‘stay up and fight’.
At my own bridal shower my friends did a similar thing, and people included some of the old-fashioned stuff, personal jokes about my guy, quotes from books we’ve both read, and lube recommendations.
When I think of my relationship where I had a partner who took the "don’t go to bed angry" thing to heart with the best of intentions, my mental association with that is basically "Torture via interrogation starvation and sleep deprivation".
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Sometimes the answers get lost amongst the pretty pictures of each wedding so I have decided that each month or so I will bring you a selection of these brides (and grooms) words of wisdom! I hope there will be something amongst these brides experiences that help you while planning your own wedding.
I’m not married, but my oldest sister recently told me that she and our other sister – while having a spa day – decided if I get married they won’t throw a shower or a bachelorette party.
For those of you who are not familiar with what a bridal shower is, it’s basically the thing where pastel colors throw up on a room full of women and cupcakes, and then everyone has to watch the bride-to-be open a bunch of wrapped gifts and act like owning a standing mixer is the same thing as winning Miss America.
My advice, although this would not work very well at the shower itself, is that you have to live with the person you are going to marry for at least a year before getting married.
You’re supposed to write down advice to prepare the bride for marriage, and at some point during the shower, the bride will read the advice–or you will read your advice to her–aloud while everyone giggles.
When my (recently divorced) best friend got married, I put 3 simple words on my “advice to the bride” card: DON’T DO IT.
Recently at a bridal shower, I called BS on all the typical marriage advice and almost got run out of the room by old ladies with bibles and big handbags.
It is also the perfect time to offer the bride some friendly advice about married life.
I just learned that if you tell your husband not to buy you anything expensive for Mother’s day this will be interpreted as, “Do nothing for Mother’s day.” Thus the advice is – specificity in communication is key.
I am getting married next month so I really love the advice you have posted.
We’ll be 10 years into this whole marriage thing next week, and the one thing we learned early on is go indeed go to bed if you’re arguing and it’s getting late.
Aw, this advice is cute/spot on, not that I’m married or really know what I’m talking about.
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When determining the cost of your wedding, first, include everything – Save the Date cards, ceremony venue, reception venue, food, invitations, flowers, favors, wedding dress, wedding rings, honeymoon, DJ or band, limos.
Being that a picture (in this case a video) is worth a thousand words, we invite you to check out this one about a couple on a budget who had to cancel their wedding cake contract.
Pros – If you’ve always wanted a beach wedding, now’s the time! Other pros — It probably won’t snow.
Cons – If the bride, groom or essential wedding members(MOB, FOB, Best Man or MaidMatronof Honor) have allergies, this is not the best time to schedule an outdoor ceremony.
Many of the things that you need to decide – venue, dresses, flowers, invitations – will be determined by the season in which you choose to hold your wedding.
One more thing to consider: It’s sad but true — Many guests may choose not to attend your wedding if you have it: #1 on Superbowl Sunday.

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