Great Tips from Bride from Her Rose-Filled and Blush-Colored Wedding Day

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I always enjoy when a bride offers to share her wedding day advice AND the wedding's photos. Well, today, we're getting both from Morgan (who married Tommy in a rose-filled and blush-colored wedding day). Read on for Morgan's tips and thoughts AND some lovely images from her wedding.

I always enjoy when a bride offers to share her wedding day advice AND the wedding's photos. Well, today, we're getting both from Morgan (who married Tommy in a rose-filled and blush-colored wedding day). Read on for Morgan's tips and thoughts AND some lovely images from her wedding.

Great Tips from Bride from Her Rose-Filled and Blush-Colored Wedding Day
Images Courtesy of: Christi Falls Photography

Your best advice for a bride?

  1. Start your wedding planning
    early, and be realistic about how much you can get done in a day. I made a
    master list of all the things that needed to be done, then broke down each item
    into smaller details with the exact steps I needed to take to get everything
    done. If you plan to do just a little bit each day and don't wait til the last
    minute, you won't get overwhelmed like a lot of brides-to-be!
  2. Make sure you get a hair & makeup trial run at least a week ahead of
    time. My trial run was an absolute disaster, but luckily I had time to find
    someone else and it turned out great. After the fact, I found out that neither
    of my sisters had gotten trial runs for their weddings; it worked out for them,
    but if I would have looked on my wedding day how I looked after my trial run, I
    would have had a complete meltdown – not something you need on your wedding
    day!
  3. If you're planning an outdoor ceremony and/or reception, make sure your
    venue has a good indoor option. One of the big reasons we chose our venue was
    because it had a pretty stone fireplace that would look nice in case the
    ceremony had to be inside due to weather. What do you know but it poured all
    morning, so we did need to have the ceremony inside. I was upset, but glad that
    we at least planned for it the best we could – the ceremony still looked nice
    and the pictures are still pretty

Great Tips from Bride from Her Rose-Filled and Blush-Colored Wedding Day
Images Courtesy of: Christi Falls Photography

The biggest surprise about your wedding
day?

I was most surprised that
Tommy almost cried during the ceremony! I'm not a crier so Tommy has never seen
me cry, but I had told him so many times to prepare himself because I was sure
I'd cry during our wedding. When I asked if he thought he would cry he always
said no, because he doesn't get teary about happy/emotional things like that.
But what do you know, when the time came I was entirely tear-free and he almost
lost it!

What you loved most about working with your wedding photographer?

Christi saved our wedding
photos, literally! We originally hired a different photographer (to save some
money) but she stood us up for our engagement shoot and then refused to refund
our 30% deposit! I was freaking out because we wanted to get our engagement
shoot done while the weather was still nice and leaves were still on the trees.
Christi helped us out last-minute and got our photo session done no more than a
week later, and the photos were great! Our wedding photos are even better and I'm
so glad we ended up with her!

Great Tips from Bride from Her Rose-Filled and Blush-Colored Wedding Day
Images Courtesy of: Christi Falls Photography

How to tame those wedding day nerves?

The best thing to do is make
sure (ahead of time) that all the details on that day are covered by someone
else. Then all you have to worry about is getting pretty and seeing your
sweetheart at the end of the aisle!

Which one moment will last for you
forever?

Standing in between my teary
father and teary fiance at the end of the aisle! They were both so cute.

Anything you wish you had done
differently/wish you knew then what you know now?

I wish we had gone into more detail with our officiant during
the rehearsal. I hadn't realized that my dad was going to stand up front next
to me until the part where he gave me away, which was about halfway into our
ceremony! If I'd known, I would have specified that I wanted him to sit right
after our walk down the aisle and then just give me away from his seat, as he'd
done at my sisters' weddings.

Great Tips from Bride from Her Rose-Filled and Blush-Colored Wedding Day
Images Courtesy of: Christi Falls Photography

Which piece of wedding day advice from Morgan spoke to you the most?