And yes….this all
happened to me! So what
did I do?
I hugged my anxious and worried grandmother-in-law and told
her it would be ok. If the flowers don’t make it, it’s not going to ruin the
wedding. Yes…the reception and wedding won’t be decorated, but even though the
flowers add to the wedding, they aren’t
the important elements of it. And I continued my day….
When my dress wasn’t zipping up correctly, we took this as a
photo opp to get some hilarious photos of me trying to hold in my chest while
my maid of honor and mom tried to zip me up. And I continued my day….
And when the videographer showed up half hung over, with his
tie on backgrounds, and barely paying attention to us? I laughed and talked with
my bridesmaid, ate dainty sandwiches, and...continued getting ready for my
Focus On The
And then I learned what they were talking about…and the
mistake they made during their wedding. While many people spend their wedding
day worrying that everything has to be exactly as planned, or exactly right, I
approached my wedding as a day to celebrate, make joy, and create memories. So
each moment, each smile, each hug, each dance….I lived in it. I didn’t worry
about what was going to happen next. I lived in each and every moment.
Smile From The Heart...Laugh From Your Gut
One thing that I absolutely loved about my wedding was that we were always laughing and smiling. The sound of our laughter would constantly resonate throughout the rooms, wherever we were, whatever we were doing. We took nothing too serious and found the humor and fun in every situation. When the pastor asked my husband to obey his wife, he looked to our guest and gave them a befuddled look. After I smooshed cake all over his face and he retaliated with an equally well placed cake smash, I jumped into his arms for a kiss to further smooth our cake face mess together. Every moment during this day should be filled with smiles that come from the heart and laughter that came from your gut.
And that, dear brides, is what allowed me to differ from the
advice constantly thrown my way and to both enjoy each and every moment,
without making the day feel stressed, frantic, and too fast.