You're Only a Bride Once... Hopefully

Happy Wednesday, Loves! This week I am walking you through helpful clues and insights into some of the often forgotten, yet most important parts of your wedding day! Grab a pen and notebook and start jotting down some pointers straight from the hearts of KA Bridal.

 Photography by  Curtis Wiklund Photography  

Photography by Curtis Wiklund Photography 

1.  Take pictures with your people!

Make sure to give the photographer a list of your must-have photographs before the big day! Don’t worry about getting a photo with your Great-Aunt-Helga that you haven’t seen in 17 years—make sure to get snapshots with your college roommates, your best friends, your Bible study leader, and the important people who have walked alongside of you and helped you get to your wedding day.

 Photography by  Curtis Wiklund Photography  

Photography by Curtis Wiklund Photography 

2.  Take a second after you say “I do” to say “I love you”.

There is so much anticipation, and even a few nerves leading up to the moment that you walk down the aisle. After the ceremony is over, take a second alone with your love to say hello, kiss, and become acquainted as Mr. and Mrs. Take a drink of water and re-apply your lipstick; as soon as you two have caught your breath, go sign that marriage license and take some adorable photos as newly weds.

 Photography by  Curtis Wiklund Photography  

Photography by Curtis Wiklund Photography 

3.  Take care of your people and let them take care of you.

No one forgets about the most important meal on your wedding day, but everyone seems to forget the second most important meal—lunch! Make some snack bags to take to the ceremony venue, or have lunch delivered to your groomsmen and bridesmaids as everyone is getting ready. No matter what you decide to do, make sure that your people eat and drink lots of water. You don’t want anyone passing out in the middle of your beautiful “I do” moment. 
Just as much as you take care of them, let them take care of you. Have a bag lady! It is so important to assign one of your bridesmaids to keep track of your bags and phone during the day. Make sure to talk with that bridesmaid before the wedding day to have a strategic plan to get your bags and phone to the getaway car before you go jet-setting with your hubby to your honeymoon.

 Photography by  Curtis Wiklund Photography  

Photography by Curtis Wiklund Photography 

4.  Have your cake and eat it too.

You and your families have spent so much time, energy and money on the details of this momentous occasion. Take some photos in your photo booth, drink your signature cocktail, and smell your flowers. Make sure that you enjoy the food that you chose for your guests to eat and share a slice of your expensive cake with your new spouse.

 Photography by  Curtis Wiklund Photography  

Photography by Curtis Wiklund Photography 

5. Get out there and shake your groove thing!

Lastly, but surely not least—get out on that dance floor! Have a total blast and celebrate the beginning of your new life! Rather than feeling the pressure to go around and greet each table, perhaps you dismiss each row after the ceremony so that no one is left un-loved and all of your bride-duties are out of the way by the time that DJ drops the Cha-Cha Slide. Dance the night away, but before you leave make sure to hug your best friends parents, kiss the cheeks of your bridesmaids and say see ya later to your mom and dad. This day is about YOU and your boo, surround yourself in love and shower the day in glorious memories that will last a lifetime.

 Photography by  Curtis Wiklund Photography  

Photography by Curtis Wiklund Photography 

We hope that these nuggets of knowledge help each of our brides to have the absolute best day ever with the least amount of stress and worry as possible. Dance, laugh, eat and be MARRIED!

XOXO
Intern Mere

 Photography by  Curtis Wiklund Photography  

Photography by Curtis Wiklund Photography