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As the year draws to a close, we thought it might be nice to end with some lessons we learned while one of us planned our own wedding:
1. Choose your outfits wisely for those times between events. Trust us, you will be getting photographed ALL the time: at brunches/dinners/dholkis/family time, pretty much anything leading up to the wedding. It doesn't have to be an extravagant outfit, maybe just something with color that will pop on camera. Knowing ahead of time will take away some of the headache of choosing your clothes amid the chaos of the wedding.
2. Delegation is key. If you're not a DIY person, please let your crafty cousin take over. She'll love it. And if a family member has a particular talent, use it. Our brother loves music and is a hobbyist DJ so it only made sense to give him complete control over music. Didn’t even have to worry about it once because he knew the bridal party so well. Plus everyone loves feeling included.
3. Don't waste your time focusing on that one person who refuses to be happy and brings negative energy to the wedding. They’re not worth it. Ignore them and focus on all the other people that are there and happy for you.
4. Make sure you have a makeup kit for touch ups - even if you're running late. Pack it ahead of time and designate someone to be in charge of having it at all times. Especially if you’re having portraits done right before the reception - your makeup will melt away under the sun (still a bit of a sore spot).
5. When it comes to the actual wedding day, all the stress will just go away and you'll be so zen. We remember a friend saying “There could be an earthquake right now and you wouldn’t notice” and that’s a good place to be.
What are the most important lessons you learned? We would love to make this a regular feature so please do share.