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You are probably wondering why someone would want to write about “The Wedding Through the Eyes of the Bride”?
It hit me when I was in my room the night before the wedding… How am I going to remember what happened at my wedding? Everyone was telling me how fast the day goes, how you don’t get time to eat, how you will not remember what exactly happened etc. and the fact is I was really really worried that it will be true. I wanted to remember it and thought of doing a blog on it and adding photos I actually took myself on the day of the wedding.
Then I decided to pull my lovely cousin, Monique into the mix… first of all, she REALLY helped me a lot with my planning an ideas! Since I started with the planning, she gave tips, links to websites, sent pictures AND she designed my save-the-date and wedding invites. She was also my photo-booth photographer (and a great one I must add). And she has this awesome blog that I referred to rather often during my planning months.
Thus I was going to tell my cousin to do a blog telling brides-to-be how it actually felt on the day of the wedding, only she said I should write the blog.
There you go. The short and sweet of how I got to write my very first blog.
We (Ruan and I) got engaged in January 2011, after we have been dating for 4 years and 4 months. I wanted to start planning the wedding immediately, but due to some factors, I had to wait a while. That gave me time to start looking at ideas, thinking of what we wanted, who we wanted at our wedding and where we wanted our wedding. Then finally in May 2011 we set the date and started planning the wedding. I am not going to bore you with all the details of what you should plan, when, how, who to use etc. because the fact is I am not a wedding planner and definitely not a wedding expert.
First of all: I was working full time, 7:00 am to 4:30 pm every day, with an hour’s travel to and from work. My fiance lived 2 hours away and I only saw him on weekends. Thus I did not have a lot of time for planning and when I did have time, I enjoyed sitting back and relaxing rather than planning.
But with the help from my family and friends and a lot of helpful hints and tips from wedding blogs, I managed to plan our wedding.Hints I would give to other brides: make use of wedding blogs, for tips, ideas, contacts, planning tools and it is fun seeing what others interpret as the perfect day. Get a wedding planner (if you need and can afford it), they help with controlling your budget, organizing and thinking of everything, minimize the stress and it allows you to focus on the fun stuff! Have an engagement shoot with your photographer, then you will know what to expect.
All photos by: Radiant Production Studio