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Tried and True Wedding Tips From Real People

Face each other at the altar...it will not only be more intimate for you and your groom, but will allow your photographer to get shots of your faces instead of your backs Heather

Do not buy a dress overseas, it may not be the one you want. Angela

Assume it's going to rain and plan for it. Buy a cute umbrella or fancy rain boots. Then if it rains you won't be bummed because you have all this cute stuff you get to use, and if it's sunny, well then all the better. Jess

Always have a snacks on the day of your big day. with all the stress, running around, etc you WILL forget to eat. this goes for both bride and groom. Kayla


There is always that one person who is always there for you ... they might not be in the wedding party but they still show up with a lint roller for pictures and they go to the reception site early to make sure the favors are placed just right ... make sure you hug this person ... tell them how special they are ... cause your day will be that much more perfect because of them! Kelly

You can get a less expensive dress and have it altered or re-designed, you don't NEED an expensive caterer, flowers from a friends house would look just as amazing, but...PAY FOR A ROCKIN' PHOTOGRAPHER!!! I don't think that going in debt for your wedding is a good idea but if your gonna go in debt for something it should be your photographer! Shannon

Have the Allebach's do your wedding... that way you have awesome pictures AND a photographer for life! Add a personal flare- whatever is YOU! Personal touches and silly embellishments can redesign any wedding into your wedding. (ie ...personal cake topper, signature charm on your flowers-or no flowers and balloons-just something you, like people will see and smile because they see you, as a couple in it). Michelle

Plan early. Don't wait, especially when it comes to churches and halls. Do your research. Angela
On a money tip: if the bouquet isn't a biggie to you go to the florist and pick a floral arrangement from the book. Ask them to wrap the arrangement into a bouquet. I paid $60 compared to the starting price of $300 they quoted. Nicole

I had a printed out timeline of what was supposed to happen and when. Also, on the side was people to be involved with each task, contact numbers of all the vendors and important people. That way if there was an issue the coordinator or other vendors had the information in case anything went wrong. I handed these timelines out to everyone! And nothing went wrong ... not one thing! Kayla

Give wedding dresses a chance. Yes I know you are uber original and may not love dresses. I felt the same way, and was open to everything. I fell in love with a dress that flattered both me and my tattooes. Nicole

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