Looking for real bride-to-bride advice? You're in luck. Here are words of wisdom from Maggie, whose sweet Georgia wedding to Greg was an affair to remember.
After a year of planning, the day itself goes by astonishingly quickly. Once the day gets there, the planning is done. So we made a concerted effort to just enjoy the day, to really appreciate every minute of it. My advice to others is, be sure to pay attention on that day. Look around. Breathe in the air. Remember how it smells and feels. Look at your mother’s face. Squeeze your husband’s hand. Really taste the cake. Dance! It goes by so fast; savor it. You are making memories.
Another thing we learned? The importance of family. The night before the wedding, our rented linens got lost in transit. It was a minor emergency that could've caused me a lot of grief, but I had a list a mile long of family members who'd offered their assistance on anything we might need, and I was able to call on one of them to drive all around the top half of the state until she had the tablecloths in hand. She didn't think twice about springing into action. I realized that's not just on the wedding day; our families act in this capacity everyday.