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Advice for a bride on her wedding day

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Advice for a bride on her wedding day

With wedding season coming up, we thought we'd reach out to our awesome fans on our Facebook page, with one question: What advice would you give a bride on her wedding day? We received an overwhelming response, with almost 100 comments! From "Enjoy the simple moments on this magical day." to "Plan everything months in advance." we've rounded up 12 of the best tips from you, our readers. BridalAdvice_Facebook - "What is going to happen will happen - don't sweat. Enjoy your day and have the most fun you can. Go with the flow." -Debbie Z. - " Wear comfortable shoes!" -Mary W. - "Breathe. Don't sweat the small stuff. As a bride I know once said, If at the end of the day, we are married, the day will be a success." -Yvette B. - " From a man's perspective: I think the day is all about you, your fiancé/husband/partner and the start of your journey together. In preparation, pick and consider your vows carefully and understand their meaning as this is the beginning of a long term commitment. On the day, relax, enjoy yourself and your partner and don't worry about the guests - they'll keep themselves entertained." -Greg G. - "Make it your wedding day, not the day your parents want, or the decorations or venue, or what friends want. Those that love you will stand by you through thick and thin, even without a roast beef dinner at the reception." -Tracey G. - "It does not have to be perfect. Think back to your life, your strongest and fondest memories are when things went sideways. Enjoy whatever happens no matter what." -Lynn B. - " As a wedding planner, I see brides going hog wild trying to outdo each other. Keeping it simple is the best way. Personally, I would elope -- more money in the bank for major things." -Lorrie C. - "Remember that anything that goes wrong just makes for a better story later AND it's not about one day. It's about all the days AFTER." -Heather C. - " Invite only the people you would have over for a lovely large dinner party. Why spend money on your second cousin "Bill," who you know is going to end up half naked on the dance floor and passed out on the midnight buffet table." -Nicole A. - "Enjoy the day. Try to relax, the planning has all been done. Drink water and don't forget to eat!" -Tamara K. - "Elope." -Lenore T. and Kelly O. - " No, don't elope! Just don't sweat the small stuff (and it's all small stuff), nothing matters except marrying the right person, 20 years from now no one at the wedding will remember what flowers were at the reception or what food you had, they will remember if you seemed to be happy and having a good time." -Carol M. If you have any advice of your own that you'd like to share with future brides, please do so in the comments section, below. We'd love to hear from you! Image courtesy of serenityphotographyltd/FlickrCC
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