Top Planning Advice on Holly’s hot wedding tips.
I have the privilege of teaching many brides and grooms how to dance. Recently I taught Liz Steenhoek, a wedding planner with Colorado Wedding Company. After her wedding I asked her to write a blog, and her hottest tips are below.
Bridal Tips from a wedding planner and past bride:
- Start planning early
You may have a specific vendor in mind that you must use! Vendors do fill up early and you don’t want to be stuck with a second best. Also, if you are a do-it-yourself type of person and want to make a lot of the decorations for your wedding, start early! You will be surprised at all the last minute items that come up and time will pass very quickly.
- Enlist the help of your bridal party and family, but don’t forget to be grateful
Don’t take it all on yourself or you will go crazy. These people are excited for you and want to help! However, keep in mind that they have stuff going on in their own lives as well, so be conscious of everything you are asking for at once and don’t forget to thank them for all they do!
Make the wedding and the details personal to the both of you
While many of us dream of an elaborate and expensive wedding, that may not be a reality. Don’t go into debt to have your perfect day. Remember your guests will go to many weddings over their lifetime and it’s hard to remember one from another years later. Want to make your wedding stand out to your guests? Make the wedding personal to you and your groom. What is special or unique about the two of you? Find something that is fun and tells a story about the two of you and then implement that in your wedding. Your guests will remember that your wedding was fun and unique and appreciate learning more about you as a couple! (as an aside, here is how Liz made her wedding personal with her first dance, “. Again, thank you very much for Jeff’s and my first dance at our wedding! Everyone loved the mix-up dance! It was so much fun and very us 🙂 thank you for all your help, we could not have pulled off such a special moment without your help!”)
- Keep perspective on your wedding
Sure, as women most of us have been planning this perfect day since we were little girls. However, don’t lose perspective on what the day is really about. It is easy to get wrapped up in the little details, the guest list, finding that perfect dress and making sure everything is perfect. But remember that this about you and your husband and the both of you committing to each other for the rest of your lives. Yes, it is an important day, but it is just one day in your journey together.
Designate someone to be your go-to on your wedding day
The day you have spent months planning for is finally here! You will find yourself in an array of emotions on this day and it will pass by quickly. Make sure you find time to enjoy it and take care of yourself! Ask a friend to be in charge of looking out for you on this day. They should make sure you eat both during the day and at night, keep your cup full (you will be surprised how you don’t have time to find water or visit the bar), help you go to the bathroom or do anything else for you so that you can enjoy your own wedding. Soak it all in and don’t forget to have fun!
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