1.02.2009

seeking advice and tips

so 2 weeks from tomorrow we're getting married. you might've heard me mention this before... i have to say, things have gone really well... i can't complain about stress levels through planning this wedding too much. (hopefully garrett and my mom feel the same)

i want advice. anything you suggest for the wedding day, wedding night - wink, wink, honeymoon, days leading up to the wedding... i'm not talking about anything too down and dirty (email me that stuff... landslidejones at msn dot com - remember i'm respectable. and both of our parents read blogs) i'm just talking about things you learned, things you wish you had learned, ideas you've heard... that kinda stuff.

i'm just worried that i'll forget something on the wedding day. or worse - have one of those "shoot, we should've done that!" moments later.

thanks for your help.

18 comments:

MiaKatia said...

Don't forget to eat, it just adds to your stress level. Our first meal together was the McDonald's drive through because I was overwhelmed, exhausted, and starving. Eating salvaged the rest of the night.

Let people do stuff for you. Your top priority is enjoying all the people who want to shower you with love and happiness. Let someone else worry about the flowers and food and the punch bowl.

Enjoy being in love!

Melissa said...

Step back once or twice during the night and soak it all up. It only happens once and you want to enjoy it all!!

As far as "wink wink" bedroom advice, just don't pull the ole covered wagon trick on him before the deed...that just might ruin the moment :)

Holly O. said...

Well shoot, I have no idea what Melissa means. How's that for 10 years of marriage?

Mike and Gin said...

I had my bridesmaids sign the bottom of my shoe with a blue sharpie as my something blue. It turned out very nice. I guess the saying is that by the end of the night which ever name has rubbed off the most they are the next to get hitched.

Also go in expecting something to go wrong. The possibilities of just one little thing not being the way you pictured it will most likely happen. Just smile and say WHATEVER! (The Fire alarm went off at my wedding! WHATEVER!) Oh and pee before you put the dress on! LOL!

Shelley said...

My only suggestion is to remember it all, and to keep up the communication. I'm sure he has his ideas of what it'll be like, if you discuss it beforehand (but probably after you're married) there won't be any disappointments! :) Good luck! ;) ;)

Shelley said...

PS, I just googled the covered wagon trick. GROSS! Also, I'd like to suggest that as a form of abuse. lol definitely don't do that!

Heather said...

Wait, what is the ole covered wagon trick? Email me Hayley, I think I might know...but...

Advice??? Let's see,I don't know I need to think about that. The pressure!!

Red Bed Head said...

Two things I'd do differently...
1. Way more/better pictures, I don't have any that I love
2. I'd have eloped! But then that is another story.
From observation...
If people ask you questions about this that and whatever, let them know you trust their judgment.
Don't stress about trying to make thing perfect. (I met a bride to be that was all in a tizzy because her cowboy fiancee's cowboy brothers wanted to wear black wranglers instead of black dress pants, guess what it doesn't matter and you can't tell in the pictures)

Paige Goepfert said...

Try your best to talk to everyone that attends. I know this can be difficult depending on the number of people you've invited, but the one thing I regret from my wedding is that I wasn't able to go to all of the tables (about 10-12) to thank everyone for coming. I think I only made it to about half!

I also agree with the eating comment and the pictures comment.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Holly O. said...

Why was my comment ignored????

Hayley said...

sorry holly - wasn't ignored, just forgot to publish it. it's up there now.

Jennifer said...

Enjoy and try to carve out a few minutes to at least look at each other or share a few words or quick kiss as you mingle. I don't remember spending much of my wedding day with my husband! We were working the crowd seperately, which made the road trip to New Orleans and Burger King Drive thru all the more sweeter, but still, I wish I would have at least gazed longingly across the ballroom at him...I'm excited for you. Enjoy!

Heather B said...

Hayley, I promise this is the first time I've stalked your blog, and I must say you may be funnier in print than in person. Your sunchips and cleavage post was priceless. Possibly because I've actually had that "oops" happen. Multiple times.

Tips...hmmm. I've learned to walk away from a fight for a while, as I get literally hot and bothered. I'm a lot easier to reason with and to give reasoning when I'm not pissed into oblivion.

Kristi said...

I need to check on the covered wagon bit-I don't get it. I cannot believe you are getting married so soon!!! Hooray! I have missed reading your blog. I wish I had good advice, but I don't. I think eating was the one thing I didn't do much of all day and we were STARVING that night, so try and eat up! And enjoy it. :)

Kristi said...

Oh, and I don't recommend sneaking it in before the reception (if you know what I mean)...it can be a little complicated.

this comment may be inapporpriate, sorry!

Elizabeth Ward. said...

I don't know who you are Kristi, but that inappropriate comment was very good advice and it made me laugh.
That is NOT something that you should do in a hurry for the first time.

Holly O. said...

I'm with Kristi too, actually.

HeRoosSheRoos said...

Exciting, exciting! Rick and I had SO much fun at our wedding. Once everything was planned, we decided not to worry about a thing. If something went wrong, I have no idea and probably wouldn't of cared. My advice is to ENJOY every second of it and never let a day go by without telling your man how great he is. Good luck.