>Hey everyone,

Is it me or is everyone getting married? It seems as though so many people I know are planning their wedding this year. Several people have approached me and asked for advice in planning their big day. When I got married I was in love with the process. I really enjoyed being a bride. It was so exciting for me to see my dream wedding come to life. My wedding day was exactly, no better, than I envisioned it.
Lots of my family & friends asked me how I was able to bring my dream wedding to life so effortlessly. I was not a stressed and worried bride. I was determined to truly enjoy the experience of getting married and planning the big day.

Since it seems as though there are so many brides out there struggling with the plans and all the pressures, I thought I would offer some advice on how to manage it all.

When you first start to plan your wedding day, it can be overwhelming. There is literally a million things to do. Some brides struggle with figuring out what wedding style they want. My advice is when you start to plan your wedding, go dress shopping first. Go looking for your wedding gown first is very important for several factors. First, the wedding gown is important to every bride regardless of her bridal style. Shopping for your wedding gown is a very emotional and happy event. It is a great way to set the tone for the rest of your wedding preparations.

Most importantly, I think that your wedding gown ultimately defines what kind of wedding you will end up having. For example, if a bride chooses a cinderalla gown, then obviously that dress would work in a very formal setting. Therefore, something like a beach or destination wedding may be ruled out. Your gown is the backdrop of your wedding, it’s important that it goes with your overall theme.
Another piece of advice is when determining your budget, do not cut corners on your photos. There is a lot areas that money can be stretched, your photos are not one of those areas. Be mindful about that, because they are going to be documenting your day and that can be considered priceless.

To all the brides out there, enjoy this time. It will be one of the most joyous times of your life. Even if things do not go according to plan, smile anyway. Finally, never loose sight of what the day is really about.

Feel Free to ask any questions you may have.