Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Best Wedding Advice {Be Happy!}

Photo by Greg Gibson

Today's post is more practical than anything. I've seen way more than my fair share of weddings (well over 450 but who's counting?) and know a little bit about what makes a wedding successful. It isn't the color scheme or the world-class band or the perfectly coordinated details (although those are lovely). What takes a wedding from perfectly nice to downright amazing is the couple and the way they handle the day.

I've seen brides decide their day is ruined because the shade of the ribbon on their bouquet wasn't exactly right or have a drop of water on their dress send them into a tailspin. On the flip side, I've had brides with real wedding day disasters that have no easy fix (traffic-stopping protests and severe food poisoning) take it all in stride and have an amazing day.  What dictates the energy of your wedding day is you!

Happiness is contagious so decide to be happy on your wedding day no matter what. The best weddings are the ones where the couple is loving every minute of it and let any issues roll off their back. Let's face it, there's a chance that something may not go 100% percent right on your wedding day. Hopefully, you have a great wedding planner who will be there to fix any issues that arise but just remember that if you don't make an issue a big deal, neither will your guests. So remind yourself about the whole point of the day (and the months of planning): you're marrying someone you adore. And in the grand scheme of things, that's really all the matters. Have an amazing wedding day!