No No's & Rules of a Classy Bride

  • ·Bride & Bridesmaids with too much cleavage on display.  "Classy is when a woman has everything to flaunt, but chooses not to show it." -  Hugo Chavez

  • ·Too much fake tan.

  • ·Brides changing their appearance too dramatically so they are unrecognizable. Well, hello Priscilla.

  • ·Brides losing too much weight. This is not Halloween, we don't need to see skeletons.

  • ·Brides losing too much weight AFTER the final dress fitting. We don't need baggy dresses & wardrobe malfunctions.

  • ·Puff Ball sleeves....paa-lease.

  • ·Flower girls with make-up on, are they brides or 5?

  • ·Grooms not being viewed as being as important as the bride. obviously he did put a ring on it, he deserves attention too.

  • ·Cringe-worthy speeches. No one needs to hear about the time he burped up spaghetti in 5th grade....or last week.

  • ·Poems being used as a method of asking for money rather than gifts.  Gifts should come from the heart so allow your guests to give from the heart

  • ·Butterfly/Dove releases. How 1600's. Let's be kind to animals. Besides, this isn't the Lion King. No one is going to burst into song and dance.

  • ·Too much time between ceremony and food.

  • ·A drive longer than 20-30 minutes from ceremony to reception.

  • ·I get your husband likes Star Wars, but how about a themed groom's cake, not you wearing Princess Leia buns.

  • ·Fighting! Yes bridezillas, I mean you.

  • ·People thinking its OK to check if a kilted Groom is a true Scot.

  • ·Couples that disregard Friday and Sunday as an option. If you liked the venue, take the odd day! Plus, you get more VIP service since vendors and venues have less business those days and you may save a dollar or 2!

  • ·"Something New" is not your dress, "Something blue" should NOT be you in your dress because you can't breathe.

  • ·Thinking you can only get married in white. Did you know that wearing white wasn't a tradition until Queen Elizabeth wore it about a hundred years ago?  Purple and Red were common bridal gown colors for centuries before that!

  • ·Go strictly by etiquette: C'mon, loosen up. Change the wording of your invites, do something different. Make your wedding memorable!

  • ·Thinking you HAVE to wear a veil! I love them, I especially love the right one. The veil was originally worn by Roman brides. It was thought that it would disguise the bride and therefore outwit malevolent spirits, but a flower or feather will do nicely, too.

  • ·On your wedding day, before walking to your groom, don't look in the mirror twice. When the bride is ready to leave for the wedding ceremony a last look in the mirror will bring her good luck. However, returning to the mirror once she has began her journey will result in bad luck.

  • ·Getting  mad at the weather. Rain is good luck! Hurricanes,well, ok, yes, they stink.

  • ·Forget to order from the florist the bouquet you toss-please do not throw your $3,000 crystal-beaded-handle- orchids flown in from Tahiti bouquet. Let the florist make a nice rose one for you so your planner doesn't have a heart attack!

  • ·Gives the ring bearer the ring. What does a 4 year old do with a 3 carat ring? UP THE NOSE.

  • -Cash Bar? How un-hospitable!

  • ·Don't assume just because you like meat loaf that everyone at your wedding does too, provide some choices!

  • ·Don't be a slave to tradition. Make your own!

  • ·No weather back up plans=no good. Outside weddings: no ifs, ands, or buts-hire a planner!

  • ·Worry about your  guests after "I do"? YES, make sure they have a ball, get the ice cream parlor, great DJ, swing band, waiters carrying shots, martini bar, photo booth, elves juggling apples. The whole kit and Kaboodle! You name it, plan it in so they have the best wedding experience ever. But once your wedding day has arrived, let them go have fun. Do not worry about talking to every single guest, jumping from table to table, spending hours of your expensive wedding chatting up a storm (unless you want to!). Trust me, it was an honor to them to just be invited and they know that, they understand!

  • ·Do not forget to have a special place for guests to put their cards. Get a slip, box, etc. that they put the card into. Have your planner empty it every 20 minutes or so. Everyone knows each card has anywhere from $50 to $5,000 in it. Sure, your guests would never! But their dates that you do not know may.

  • ·Grooms, bridal parties, brides hungover or worse, drunk at the alter.

  • ·Wrinkled suits and dresses...oh my!

  • ·Brides who don't eat breakfast the morning of. LOW BLOOD SUGAR + NERVES + 200 PEOPLE=Fainting!!!!!!

  • ·Bride and Grooms who just leave the reception. Say Goodbye! it makes for great photo-ops.

  • ·Videographer=ALWAYS.

  • ·Finally, no stress! Just relax, EED has it all taken care of!

Carrye & Jason Wilson - Caitlin Joyce Photography

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