My wedding day was magical (and yours will be too)

First dance with my new husband!

This time last year I was deep in the throes of wedding planning. I remember being excited, but also a little stressed and worried.

Number one, weddings are expensive. All of the pretty things, even when you are trying to DIY, can add up quickly on the budget.

And then there is the added stress of everyone telling you not to stress.

“The most important thing is that you are marrying the love of your life. Nothing else really matters,” they will tell you. They are correct. BUT, it doesn’t mean you don’t want the day to be perfect.

If all that *really* mattered was just having the paper saying you are

All my wedding pictures, even those taken by friends on their smartphones make me so happy to look at it!

married, you would likely just go to the Justice of the Peace, which is also totally fine and will likely be magical for you anyway.

But, if you are planning a regular wedding, and by regular I mean the white dress, cake etc., you really do want it to be magical and amazing and special.

And here is the secret, it will be. And here is the other secret, you will still probably stress out at some point during the planning process.

I had a pretty good meltdown about a week before the wedding. I cried and cursed. Pretty sure I let the F word fly in front of my dad, which is definitely not something I usually do. I blabbered to my fiance that it was all a mistake and we should have just gone to the Justice of the Peace.

But guess what, I think I needed that emotional release and once it was out of my system I was good.

So, the bottom line is this. If you’re in the wedding planning process right now, just take it easy. Ask for help when you need it. Don’t be stressed, but if you do stress, just take it one day and one project at at time.

It is very possible that *something* may go wrong on your wedding day. In our case, my husband’s brother who was supposed to be a groomsman couldn’t come, but luckily his cousin was able to step into the role.

Whatever minor thing may or may not happen, the bottom line really is that you are marrying the love of your life and it will all seem magical once it’s happening. It will all seem magical when you look back at the pictures too.

I also recommend taking lots of pictures throughout the process, like when trying on wedding dresses. Even though I didn’t pick this dress, it makes me happy to look back at these memories of the wedding planning process.


I’m still a new bride having only been married a little more than four-months now, but I’m still obsessed with my our wedding pictures. I can’t stop looking at them.

So new brides-to-be, just relax, you’re wedding will be magical!



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