Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Hey y'all!

Today I wanted to share a #WeddingWednesday post with y'all and talk to you about some of the best advice I have if you are getting married soon, or are in the process of planning a wedding. 

As a major type-A, planner type of gal, I was very detail-oriented when it came to planning my wedding. We spent a lot of time on the little things, and I was so happy with how it all turned out. It was truly the best day of my whole life. I had so much fun planning and bringing the whole day to life. 

That being said, if you are planning a wedding, I want to encourage you to dream big and make everything you've ever wanted come true as best as you can. After all, it is your one day to get married so you might as well do it big and do it right. 

However, I want to be sure to relay the best advice I ever got. Plan, plan, plan, but just know that things are going to go wrong on the day of. That sounds really negative, but its honestly just a reality! Things you cannot possibly account for or plan always end up going wrong. And just know, that it is totally okay! It's not going to be the end of the world by any means.

I knew after all my mom and I's careful attention to detail and strategic DIY-ing, that something was bound to go wrong. I wanted to share a few things that happened that we had to deal with -- but encourage you that even though these mishaps occurred, chances are our guests didn't even know and the day still went on. People had a wonderful time, and most importantly, it was still a perfect day in my eyes, and at the end of the day, I am now happily married to the love of my life!

1. Our second photographer was last minutely not able to shoot the wedding. Due to family circumstances, my photographer called me during the rehearsal dinner to tell me that there would only be one photographer to shoot our wedding. While I was disappointed at first, now as I look through the photos, its totally okay. We got so many wonderful pictures that it worked out more than okay!

2. We didn't have enough food for our wedding party to eat all they wanted. I obviously felt bad about that because the groomsmen had just finished roasting in the sun for the ceremony and the photos, and then they had probably not as much to eat as they would have liked. But, we did have plenty of cake and I think it turned out okay! I think if I could do it over, we would have our caterer plate up food for the entire wedding party ahead of time, that way there would for sure be enough for everyone. We had a taco bar at our wedding, and I think people hit it really hard because it was seriously so delicious! 

3. We lost the bread for communion. In our ceremony, we had planned to have communion for Nate, myself and our parents to take together. The day of, we could not find the bread that my mom and I had planned to have out on the table for the ceremony. We also didn't have time to drive back into town to get more bread, so we took communion with Wheat Thins that we had as snacks for the wedding party. It all worked out and I highly doubt anyone even noticed! We chuckled as we dipped wheat thins into grape juice but its the heart behind it that matters right?

4.  I lost some of the gifts I was going to give to people. I lost the gift for our musician, as well as the gifts I had gotten for my parents. We ended up finding everything and all the respective people got their gifts, but it was hectic when we realized they were all missing! But again, all is well in that department and the show still went on!

5. It was a trillion degrees outside. Now this is technically something that was in my control -- I chose to have a wedding outside in May. However, it was way hotter than usual for Kansas, so last minutely we had to make sure we had a bin full of water bottles for the guests so that no one died of a heat stroke. For real y'all, it was over 100 degrees out! And while we were drenched in sweat, it was of course worth it and my dream was to have the wedding outside. Honestly, with weather like Kansas, we could have had rain or tornadoes given the time of year, so I am thankful it was only hot!

All in all, it was still a perfect day. This just goes to show that even after all that planning, things are bound to go wrong. All you can do is try and fix it if you can, and then just have a little perspective. Will it really matter or affect your marriage? Most likely not, so its not worth worrying about! Enjoy the day and don't sweat the little things. :) That is probably the biggest takeaway for any bride who is planning a wedding if you ask me. Just relax and enjoy it and cherish the time with the people you love most!

Thanks for reading y'all! Talk to you in my next post!

Photos by Kayley Haulmark. Check out her page here

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