Advice, From Real Couples

Be on the same page – Cara & Zach

“When planning a wedding it is helpful to talk to your significant other and be on the same page for what you both want out of the special day. This will help when different family members and friends try to add in their input. Also, keep in mind the purpose behind getting married and the long-term game, this will help to sweat the small stuff. I was really busy at work when I was planning my wedding and leading up to the wedding. Therefore surrounding myself with a great support system was key. My mom and sister worked with all of the vendors and finalised details, communicated timelines, thought through all of the last minute details and made decisions on behalf. It was amazing having so much help. It was also nice that since I didn’t know every detail, I was experiencing the wedding through the eyes of the guests and being surprised about things. I also had no idea if anything went wrong since I wasn’t involved in every single detail. It was helpful creating different folders in my email for each vendor working on the wedding to stay organised, google docs that were able to be shared between Zach and myself and excel documents with packing lists, to-do lists and follow up items. Planning a wedding is really stressful and Zach and I barely had any fights/points of contention before the wedding. Therefore we were surprised when tension arose. We also bought a house at the same time, which didn’t help. Therefore my advice would be that it is normal to not always see eye to eye but still respect that person and be willing to consider what they are saying.  Open communication and explaining where you are coming from is super helpful.”

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Cara & Zach
Married in urban city chic wedding – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Images by J&J Studios, LLC

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