Unsolicited Advice From a Former Bride

I will celebrate my 5 year wedding anniversary in July this year. It feels like 30……

Does anyone else say that? Maybe, and of course when I say it everyone laughs a forced laugh and I reply with a, “oh I’m just kidding.” But truthfully speaking, some days it does. I am sure I can speak for Alex on this as well. Be it 5 years or 30 there is nobody I would rather annoy for the rest of my life than him!

Considering we are getting into the thick of wedding season I thought I would take a trip down memory lane and talk about some of the things I wish someone had told me on my big day. However, in thinking back there truly wasn’t anything I wasn’t prepared for. I had this wedding shit covered! I had been planning since I was 5 years old and each one of my Barbies got to marry my one Ken doll, he sure did get around! Seriously when it’s the game of Barbies who wants to waste their hard earned mowing money on Ken doll’s? NOT THIS GIRL!!

It may be hard to believe but I really was cool as a cucumber when planning my wedding. I knew what I wanted, and for the most part I was able to make it happen without a hitch!

There is one thing I can advise all you brides on.  You will hear this about a million times in preparing for your wedding, and you will get sick of it, but it. is. so. true. Your wedding day is going to fly by. So at some point make sure you stop, take a moment, and breath it all in.  Because in an instant it’s over and you are just a sad ex-bride sitting on your couch the next day refusing to take your veil off. What………….I’m not saying this was me………ok it was. Alex wouldn’t let me wear it on our honeymoon either.  Fun hater……see why it feels like 30 years now instead of 5?!

So there is my unsolicited advice for brides. Just enjoy it, with a glass of wine in your hand and a wonderful man by your side!

**One other very important piece of advice that I was given on my wedding day was, “the one in white is ALWAYS right.” Great isn’t it?! So great that I put it on a shirt! You can wear this while you sip a mimosa and NOT be a bridezilla!  YOU’RE WELCOME BRIDES!!!!!!!!!!!!

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12 thoughts on “Unsolicited Advice From a Former Bride

  1. I have to say, this is the advice that I heard from all the brides I ever spoke to, so there must be a whole lotta truth behind it- and with me getting married in just a few months, I hope I can remember to stop and smell the roses at least a few times that day. I love your writing voice, by the way 🙂

    1. Thank you!! I heard this so much as I got married and as annoying as it got it was so true!! Congrats on your upcoming wedding and if you need a fun shirt to wear while you get ready you know where to find one 😊

  2. Ha that phrase is the best! My advice is to take 5 mins with your groom alone to truly absorb the day. We did this after the reception, but I wish I had done it during!

  3. You are totally right! I was really intentional to not worry about anything on my wedding day except soaking it all in and enjoying it. It goes by so quickly!!

  4. This is my favourite piece of advice for a wedding day. My family said it a little differently – “The wedding is one day, the marriage is the rest of your life”. They made sure we partied hard, got to say hi to everyone and truly enjoy ourselves. There are certainly where some days feel like eternities and others where I forget we’ve been married for six years.

    All the best to you and Alex during your time together, make sure it’s a blast!

  5. I love this and TOTALLY agree! Your wedding day flies by, so take time to soak it all in. Something I always heard from people was that your wedding day will be so stressful, but mine was probably one of the most relaxed events I’ve ever been to, especially one of my own! So all the headaches from planning the months beforehand are worth it!

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