Today is a very special day here on the blog, because it is David’s and my second wedding anniversary today! I took the day off to have a three-day weekend with him so we can celebrate. Today we are planning on going to the Barcade in our town to play some games and then dressing up to go out for dinner tonight. Oh, and drinking champagne, of course.
In honor of our anniversary, this week I’m going to be doing a series on all things love and marriage. Today I’m going to be sharing some of the best wedding day tips we were given as we planned our wedding, as well as some of the lessons I learned on the big day.
The days leading up to getting married feel so long. I remember counting down the days to getting married, feeling September 18 would never come. In some ways, that was a good thing. We DIYed our wedding, so we constantly had things that needed to get done. The week of the wedding, we were putting hours into putting together invitations, making signage, organizing (and then reorganizing) a seating chart, and not sleeping much. But once the wedding day was finally here, it went by in a flash. For 11 months leading up to the wedding, we planned, we painted, we cried, and we laughed. Then it came and went.
That night in our hotel room, we sat there reading cards and notes from our friends and family, unable to believe that we just did this amazing thing. We had just committed our lives together and had an amazing celebration with the people we care about the most. We reflected on the fact that we were so thankful we let ourselves fully enjoy our wedding day rather than stressing about the small details. Here are my most important wedding day tips to make your wedding day just as unforgettable as ours.
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