Let’s be honest: weddings are stressful!. Between Pinterest boards, unwanted opinions from loved ones, and the ever growing limitations on your wallet, you can start to second guess yourself very quickly along the way.

Amongst the clamor of all the voices around you, it can be hard to think or remember why you are doing this in the first place. (hint: it has something to do with love!) The good news is that in the end, you get to have your cake and eat it, too. Hopefully, there is a neutral person on your wedding journey (perhaps a wedding planner) that can be there as your voice of reason and provide peace of mind when you need it the most. If not, then be sure to find a professional that can be of assistance and help guide you along the way.

Whether you decide to plan everything on your own or seek out help from a wedding planner, here are 10 tips and quotes to inspire you on your big day.


#1 “No road is long with good company.” – Turkish Proverb

Your bridal party is your tribe not only for your wedding, but for the marriage to follow. Make sure you choose people that truly have your back.






#2 “Keep calm: it’s just a wedding”

It’s true. It’s just a wedding. Save all of your energy for the married life to follow.







#3 “A wedding is a party, not a performance. If at the end of the day you are married to the one you love, then everything went perfectly.”

Stressing over every little detail to make sure that everything is perfect is not worth it. Most people won’t notice and barring any catastrophic event (which are super rare by the way) it will all be OK in the end




#4 “Planning a wedding is like running a company. You’re the CEO of Love Inc.”

Budgeting, marketing, advertising, strategic planning and public relations, yep, you will do it all and more. Why planning a wedding is not on everyone’s resume is beyond me.





#5 “Magic is all around us.”

There is just something about planning a wedding that makes the whole world around us seem more beautiful and wonderful. Some call it magic, I just call it love.






#6 “Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”

That feeling of getting engaged, the planning of the wedding and all of the fun milestones in between takes us out of what is normal and transports us into a life that seems to have come out of a story book.





#7 “If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, there will be no cake for you. Or a seat…or a meal…see the pattern here?”

Ah, the guest list. It is almost like trying to predict the lottery numbers: you may get close at times, but never seem to quite get it right. Oh, and it is no help that a something as simple as a “yes” or a “no” from a guest is so hard to get. (sigh)





#8 “Surround yourself with people who get you.”

During the planning process, you have the vision, you have been dreaming about it for months, but try describing it to someone and then look up to see their blank stare…yea, we get it. Seriously, we really do.






#9 “Bridesmaids are your women of awesomeness.”

#bridesquad #bestfriends #mygirlsarebetterthanyours #goals #bridalparty If you can’t use these hashtags or more to describe your bridal party, might we suggest a new set of friends?






#10 “Who says that you can only marry the love of your life once?”

See how much fun you are having now? Won’t you like to do it again? The dress, the cake, the party and drinks and gifts…we feel the same way. Call us in five or ten years and we can do it all over again. This time, with a much bigger budget and smaller guest list.

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