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In our last blog post we started to discuss facing your biggest wedding fears. Today we want to continue that discussion on how to face your biggest wedding fears.
Ok, let’s be real. Sometimes are skin can be unpredictable and stress can create issues with our skin. It’s totally understandable that you don’t want any unwanted pimples to pop up on your wedding day. This may be a worry if you have acne-prone skin (or even if you don’t!). We definitely suggest starting and sticking to a skin care routine as soon as possible. It doesn’t have to be an entire 8 step Korean skin care routine if you don’t want to commit to that. Find something that works for you (and that is approved by a dermatologist).
But like we’ve already mentioned, sometimes pimples pop up. That’s just life. When you are searching for your makeup artist, make sure that they are a professional. Find someone who is skilled and confident that they can cover up any skin issues you may be concerned about with the right techniques.
Oh man, we just cringe at the thought of all the stress that dress issues would cause on the day of the wedding! This is why a dress fitting is so important. You will likely have about three dress fittings before you take your dress home. Don’t skip those! Also, we highly recommend doing a practice run for getting into your dress before the big day. It’s also a good idea to have a little emergency kit with you just in case. This kit should have some dress tape, safety pins, and a needle and some thread.
Ok, before we tackle this one. Just know that it’s ok for your wedding not be an exact replica of something you’ve seen on Pinterest. Let Pinterest be an inspiration for your wedding, not something you want to imitate. Thanks for listening to our TED Talk (lol), now on to the actual matter at hand.
If this really is a big concern for you, be very vigilant about reading your florist and decorator’s proposals carefully to make sure you are on the same page. Also, be sure to provide photos that clearly represent what you want. It is totally ok to ask your florist/decorator/rental company to see a mockup of your floral arrangements, tablescapes, etc. so that you know they are everything you dreamed of.
Lastly, this is really where an experienced planner is very helpful. They can communicate with your creative vendors to ensure that you wedding vision comes to life.
No one wants an empty dance floor at their wedding. And you want everyone to have an absolute blast! Turn that negative energy from worrying about it to being proactive about working with your DJ or bandleader to come up with a playlist you and your guests are going to love. You probably won’t choose every single song that will be played during the reception, but you can have a big influence on it. Be sure to communicate with your DJ/bandleader and tell them specific songs that you love (and ones you really hate) so that you feel that the music represents you and your taste. But really, you don’t need to worry about it if you hire a professional. They know how to read the crowd and pick songs that will get your guests on the dance floor. The most important part of a successful reception is to find a music professional that you trust.