We know a little about weddings here at Grand Avenue. The clothes, the details, the décor, the logistics; it’s a lot of decisions and a lot of work to make your vision a reality. It’s easy to get so wrapped up in everything; sometimes we all need a small reminder to focus on what’s really important. Remember, this is your wedding day. Enjoy it.
Nashville gets more rain per year than Portland, Oregon. That is a fact and the reality of that fact means that it may rain on your wedding day. So, just be prepared. If you’re ceremony or reception is outdoors, make a rain plan. Many vendors in town, like our friends at Liberty Party Rental, allow you to alter your order up to the Wednesday before your wedding at no extra cost. The way our weather works, that is enough time to cancel a tent that is on hold just in case.
2. Sticking to the schedule
Someone is going to be late. Traffic could be a nightmare. Flights get delayed. Things happen. Attempting to plan your wedding day down to the nanosecond will cause undue amounts of stress for you and everyone involved in planning. Allow yourself some breathing room; don’t try to pack in hair, nails, make up and spray tan in one morning. Center pieces should be done a week in advance. Cross things that can be done early off the to-do so when the day comes, the little details are taken care of.
3. Someone stains your wedding dress
It happens and you know what? That stain will be a funny story to tell whenever you look at your photos and watch your videos. The person responsible for the spillage is probably sufficiently embarrassed so laugh it off, get them another drink and hit the dance floor. You only have one wedding day; don’t let something like this won’t ruin it.
4. Unexpected guests show up
In this day and age, there is no excuse for not RSVP’ing (or e-mailing, texting, Facebooking etc) the bride and groom prior to their wedding day. However, we all know people that aren’t as conscience as we are. Grab your day-of coordinator and have her talk to the caterer; most catering companies always prepare for 10-20% more people than is specified. If you don’t have a coordinator, grab a bridesmaid and ask them to talk to the vendors.
5. The wildly inappropriate toast
So your new husband’s best man got up and let the world know you had a less than PG-rated first date. Know what? Laugh it off. If he doesn’t get the hint when your dad gets up and interrupts with a short “To my daughter. Cheers!” than have the DJ turn his mic down and raise your glass yourself. It’s your day and nobody is judging you.Tags: advice, bachelo, bachelor, bridal, cake, center, color, disaster, flowers, girls, groom, groomsmen, ivory, limo, limousine, music, Music City, Nashville, pink, pink bride, pointers, show, stress, tips, wedding, wedding day, white, white dress