We asked, you answered!
Most brides can agree that the wedding day is a whirlwind of emotion; anxiousness, happiness, gratitude, awe – there are so many moments stitched together to create the best day. Read our #RealBride’s answers and get excited for your upcoming nuptials!
“My dad crying when he saw me in my dress before walking me down the aisle.”
Nothing beats the first look with your husband – okay, besides the first look with your dad! Soak up this moment with your father as he prepares to give away his little girl. Cue the waterworks!
“When multiple guests told me I had the most beautiful dress they’ve ever seen!”
Your wedding dress is the most important outfit of your life and we know how much thought goes into choosing the perfect gown! Wear your dress confidently.
“Seeing all the hard work paid off! My family helped create a lot of DIY magic.”
During your reception, take a moment to thank your immediate family members and friends and fawn over the details – it is a lot of work, but so worth it!
“My favorite moment was when my husband mouthed ‘I love your dress!’ during our first look.”
First looks are perfect for couples who prefer to cherish the intimate moments before exchanging vows. Discuss whether you’d like to do a first look or save the surprise for the aisle with your future spouse.
“Exchanging vows! Hearing his words melted my heart.”
We will always have a thing for personalized vows. *swoon*
“All my favorite people being in the same room to celebrate our love!”
This really emphasizes the importance of a good guest list. Make sure every person who has impacted you and your fiance is in attendance (or at least received an invite!)
“The bridal party jumping into the lake at the end of the night to cool off.”
What a way to end the night! If you’ve planned a cool exit, make sure your photographer and videographer are well aware so they can capture it.
“It rained during our reception and so many of our guests decided to keep the party going and dance in the rain. I will never forget it!”
Let’s face it: there are a lot of decisions the bride can dictate, but the weather isn’t one of them. Even if your wedding day consists of a torrential downpour, take some advice from this bride and dance in the rain! (P.S., an indoor backup plan is always a good idea.)
“Taking a moment to ourselves to enjoy and appreciate every single detail of the day.”
We LOVE this! As important as it is to entertain and greet your guests, the whole reason everyone is there is because of you two. Steal a half hour in between the ceremony and reception to take it all in (and remember to eat something!)
“The whole day was incredible but I had a blast getting ready with my bridesmaids and dancing with the entire wedding party.”
Wedding planning and day-of coordination can get stressful, but keep in mind that your groom and guests are there to celebrate you. Have fun, relax and CONGRATS!