Insider Perspective’s: A Few Tips from Newly Weds! (Series 1/3)
1. Relax, Time is on Your Side.
“We planned our wedding for sixteen months, and it really helped to keep stress levels down. We got tons of stuff done early and had time to save for the things we really wanted. You only get to plan your wedding once, so make sure it is a fun time, not a stressful one!”
2. Perfection is Hard For Some of Us to Ignore
"This event is an expression of yourselves, but it's not all you'll ever be. It's just the beginning! In fact, some of the best moments were ones we didn't plan for at all—like a fabulous photograph of my dress train all tangled up with leaves and dirt. Sure, it was messy and not what you're used to seeing in bridal magazines, but it was also honest and a truly joyful moment that could easily have gone south if we'd been uptight about things. Embrace the unexpected, each others' opinions, and don't let an unattainable ideal sour the big picture: You're in this together, now and for the future."
3. Make a Tight List of Priorities
"We wanted the whole day to be a celebration of the rest of our lives. We wanted people to walk away saying, 'That was so much fun.' And we were able to accomplish that. Choose the few things that are really important to you, like the photographer and DJ were to us, and then go from there. Be flexible on the other details and remember to have fun."
4. Trying to Please Everyone Else will Take Your Own Pleasure Away from Your Day
"You cannot make everyone happy, and trying to accommodate others will just make the whole process more daunting. This is your day; make it about you. It really is the only day that you will get that chance."
5. Prioritize what is most important!
"My biggest piece of advice for brides and grooms planning their wedding is to never forget that it is a celebration of the union between two people."
At El Dorado Banquet Hall, in Los Angeles, we know weddings, we know how they operate, and what is necessary to fulfill your dream wedding! Let us help to bring your dreams to life!