Real wedding day advice from newlywed brides.
With all the hopes and nerves of a soon to be married bride, a little piece of advice from some former brides never hurt! We asked six real brides who've already been there and done that to give us their best advice before you make that walk down the aisle
Tell your wedding party exactly what to do!
"Do not be scared to get very detailed with your wedding planner, it will help everyone understand where they need to be when and what is expected of them as wel! Trust me you'll have a much easier day if things are planned out" - Sarah 28
Remember to soak in the moment!
"Take the time to appreciate everyone in attendance and think about how much they mean to you. It will probably be the only time you have all of these people in the same room! Take in the love you have for your significant other and how amazing this moment is making you feel! Soak in as much as you can to keep those memories within you forever! Married life has it challenges and you may need to draw on that feeling from time to time to."- Jen 35
Speak up during the toast!
"This is definately not the time to be shy! Take this moment as a couple to give a toast to all your friends and family that arrived to the wedding! you'll be glad you took the time for a small speech "- Denise 42
"Not eating on your wedding day to save a couple of ounces will be costly, you'll be feeling tired and miserable! Thats not how you want to feel on your special day.Make sure to eat a full meal whenever you have chance!" - Susan 31
Be a woman with a plan!
"Before the day of the wedding make sure you have someone designated to take all the gifts and mementos (like your guest book) after the reception is over. If you plan on changing out of your gown make sure you have someone that can take it home for you as well! you'd be amazed at how quickly things can become forgotten' - Lily 23
Take pictures before you say "I do"
"You'll have alot more time to spend with your friends and family at the reception if you take your photos first! Even if you want to stick to not seeing the groom before you walk down the aisle, you can still get most of the photos out of the way" - Laura 37