First of all, congratulations! All the ladies at Anglo Couture are ecstatic for you and your new fiancé. Our Operations Manager/Wholesale Director, Deanna Stewart is a newlywed of 2 years and it wasn’t too long ago that she was engaged. So, she would like to offer a few words of wisdom to all of you beautiful brides to be.
1. Enjoy this time. Enjoy being totally in love with your fiancé, feeling the prettiest you have felt in long time, and having fun with family and friends at pre-wedding celebrations. It’s a time that you will never experience again, so why not enjoy it, right?!
2. Remember to say, “our wedding” and not “my wedding.” The wedding is a representation of you and your fiancé and your values as a couple. Being in the industry, I came with opinions of what I wanted for “my wedding,” but soon realized that my husband to be had values of his own. We ended up each making a list of must haves and values for our wedding which helped foster better communication and in turn diffused some future conflicts.
3. Getting your wedding dress is a decision that is completely yours to make. Yes, it is nice to include a few close friends and your mom, but don’t feel pressure to invite too many people to your appointment. At the end of the day, you are wearing it and your wedding dress represents you. Your wedding dress should make you feel the most gorgeous you have ever felt.
4. Budgeting and details might seem menial right now, but they help bring a strong foundation to your marriage. Yes, talking budget or the invite list can get a little daunting and boring, but it’s an important step in your relationship with your future husband. You two are merging families and are starting one of your own through your union. These conversations pave the way for future conversations through the years the about financial and family values.
5. My last, but definitely not lease tip, is to find a wedding planner! Wedding planners are awesome. End of story. A wedding planner helps administer you and your fiancé’s plan and vision for your wedding. They take a huge load off you and your family on the day of. I LOVED my wedding planner. Without her, my husband and I would have not been able to actually enjoy each other and spending meaningful time with our guests on our wedding day. She answered questions I was tired of answering, she made sure we ate, and kept the flow of the wedding going on a timely schedule, and she made sure everything was set up and taken down the way we had asked.