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Wedding advice from an old married lady (Part 2)

A couple months ago you probably read our blog post from Ashley about her wedding advice. If you missed it, check it out here. I thought I'd go ahead and share my top tips for wedding planning as well! Remember - everyone has their own wish list when it comes to wedding planning. There's no one size fits all when it comes to weddings so feel free to ignore all those articles telling you to do this or do that. Do what works best for you ad your is your day after all, right?

1. Find something that is important to you to splurge on.

$2000 for a wedding dress sounds like a lot of money, right? Well it is....but if you are one of those girls who has dreamed about the perfect dress since you were a little girl, go ahead an splurge on it! Don't forget your pictures last forever!

Maybe you really want an open bar but you're afraid of the cost? Do just beer and wine to keep cost down!

No matter what it is you most desire, find something else in the budget that you can cut back on. For my wedding I REALLY wanted an ice cream sundae bar! I don't know why but I always thought it would be so much fun! At $8 per person it was definitely a splurge and I almost talked myself out of it. When looking at our wedding budget and what we still needed to do, I decided I really did not care about programs! Just like that I was able to cut something out to accommodate my splurge and I'm so glad I did it!

2. Don't sweat the small stuff.

On the day of your wedding something is bound to go wrong. Even leading up to your wedding, you are probably going to stress about every little detail. I can't say I blame you. You want the day to be perfect and for the money you are spending, why shouldn't it be!? Don't let the tiny details get in the way of your enjoyment though. I look back on my wedding planning and I honestly enjoyed most of it! I sure did have my moments where my husband and I couldn't agree on something, or something didn't come out just as I had envisioned, but you know what? The only one that is going to notice those tiny details, is you. When you feel things going wrong - take a deep breath, pour a glass of wine, and just remember what is important about your wedding day and that's you and your significant other making a commitment to each other.

3. Take Dance Lessons

Ok not everyone loves to dance so this may not apply to you. One of the best things I did before my wedding was take dance lessons with my husband. He was traveling a lot for work so whenever he was home for a weekend we took some lessons and it was such a fun thing for us to do together. During our first dance, we floated across the dance floor with ease!

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