November 13, 2019
Bride Guide #5 Part Two of It’s “Just a Day” bride tip from Cache Valley wedding photographer Lauren Kay Photography.
Invest More in Less
I want you to let that soak in for a minute. Invest more in less. Choose the things that really matter – starting with you and your groom – and invest the most in those. A few gorgeous, meaningful details will be way better than a ton of mediocre ones. Get the dress you’re dying over, have your hair and makeup professionally done, get your groom those fun cuff links and socks. Then move on to those closest to you and invest in them. And then use whatever is left for the rest. Not the other way around.
Just because you have a big budget doesn’t mean you need to invite a lot of people. And vice versa. Make your wedding day a meaningful celebration of your love, with the people you want. You don’t have to have a lot of random people there for it to special.
And remember, your wedding day is an investment. Other things like work and school and other pressures seem so important while you’re planning your wedding. And they are! I totally agree. But keep perspective. This is a job you’ll probably leave. School will end. Things go on. But your wedding is a day you only get to live once. I promise, all of the pressures are not as big of a deal as they seem right now. I can see that in retrospect. It’s worth taking work off a little early to get those perfect pictures. It’s worth taking a few less classes so that you can enjoy being engaged and planning your wedding. It’s worth a few hundred dollars to make sure your makeup is drop-dead gorgeous. It is worth your time and money to start your marriage off as beautifully as you can.
The Small and Simple Things
Isn’t it always the little things that are the most meaningful? Like that birthday card where someone told you what they really loved about you? Or that time you laid out under the stars with your Dad? Small things are often more meaningful than the incredibly elaborate things. It’s the small and simple things that make the difference between just a wedding and a meaningful, beautiful celebration of your love and future together. When you’re planning a wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in all the big details. The venue, the food, the dress, the décor. Those are all super important. But as you dive into planning all those big details, I want you to remember this one truth.
It’s the little things that are going to add meaning to your day.
This guide is filled with small and simple tips to make your wedding day meaningful. Some will seem so insignificant and the first thing to go with your busy schedule. But these are the things that will truly matter once it’s all said and done.