Below is advice received from fellow HFS team members on what to expect, what to do (and not do!) and what to let go of before you begin planning your big day!
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"If you’re on the fence about inviting someone just do it! The numbers will work themselves out. We missed out on inviting some important people because we were too focused on the number and cost per person. It’s worth the extra dollars in the end."
"Before you start planning pick 2-3 items that are most important to you and your fiancé. Make sure those items happen and don’t worry so much about the rest of the stuff. It will help when you decide where to spend money and how to slim down your "to-do" list."
"Don’t let mother in laws be involved with wedding dress decisions."
"If you decide mid-planning that you’re going to just run out and get married that instant… DONT…. cause your mother will NEVER let you forget that you didn’t "invite" her to it."
“You don’t care what kind of tools he registers for… so don’t expect him to care what color towels you’re registering for”
Let Go Of…
“‘There will be three things that go wrong on your wedding day.’ It was actually nice to remember that when a few things started to go wrong — nothing tragically went wrong, of course. But it kept me from thinking that it was going to be a total disaster because of a few things that don’t go as planned and you make it work anyway.”
"There are things your hubby-to-be will not care about, no matter how much you want him to. Also, there are things he WILL care about that you never expected. Take them both in stride :)"