4 Things You Wish You Knew Before Your Wedding 1. Don’t Overspend on Frivolous Things -People will only remember a few things, so focus on these. Was there enough food? Were the drinks cold? Was the music good? Did they have fun? So while that ice sculpture or extra reception dress seems like a good idea, unless it’s a top priority for you, save the money and skip the frills. 2. Get a Day-Of Wedding Planner -You don’t have to do it all by yourself! And you certainly don’t want to be the go-to person on your big day either! So put that stress on someone else and put your mind at ease. That way all you have to worry about on your big day is looking fabulous and having fun! 3. Plan the Big 6 First! -Venue, Photographer, DJ, Caterer, Your Dress, Flowers. While getting the perfect colors and matching napkins is an exciting part of the process. Vendors for wedding book fast. So when you’re ready to begin planning, book these first and focus on the details later. These services tend to have a long call time (sometimes it can take 6 months for your dress to come in-before alterations), or they book far in advance (some venues book 2-3 years in advance). These BIG details need to be in place first. And then you can fill in the rest! 4. Perfect isn’t Practical -At least one thing will not be exactly as you planned. Even with everything booked, a wedding planner in toe, sometimes life has a way of throwing you a plot twist (hello COVID-19). So take a deep breath, focus on what you can control, and learn to embrace the things you cannot. This day is celebrating you and your partner. Focus on being present and having fun.