Top 5 Wedding Planning Advice – by newly wed Ruby Salinas
First of all, congratulations on your engagement! Isn’t God just too good?
Here are a few tips that will help you as you enter this journey of wedding planning:
Pray! Pray! Pray!
Prayer is powerful and the Bible mentions in James 5:16 that the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Wedding planning is a wonderful experience that can also be very stressful, everyone told me so but it wasn’t until it was my turn that I realized it was true, very true. Prayer is key!
Do not let anyone ruin your day.
You’ll be surprised at the type of trouble people will give you during this time. But always remember at the end of the vows, the dinner, the pictures, toast, and the laughs this day is most important to you and your husband. The opinions that matter most is yours and his. If aunt Mary thinks red flowers don’t go well with weddings but you adore and want red flowers at your wedding, then have red flowers at your wedding! Aunt Mary will still love you even if you didn’t get red flowers. This is your day!
Get the primary stuff out of the way.
What primary stuff? The simple things, how many bridesmaids and groomsmen would you like to have, what color would you like them to wear, what month and season to get married on, what wedding theme/style to have etc. Once you choose these things lined up, the rest of the planning will flow much easier!
Don’t wait last minute to contact vendors.
I mean it, do not wait! My husband and I had a long distance relationship and planned to get married in Houston because it was between both of our towns. Wedding planning was super hard for us because neither of us lived in Houston but thankfully we met some pretty awesome vendors who were very caring and nice to us. We also had one person we had contacted a month or two before our wedding and when we finally had the chance to meet up with her to pay for the service the vendor was very rude to us Sadly, since we were only two weeks away from our wedding we couldn’t drop this vendor. All we could do is hope that on the wedding day she would be more kind and respectful; she wasn’t. Wedding day came and things were running smoothly then, our caters started having problems with our vendor, she cursed Olive Garden off, showed up at our wedding, yelled at my mom, my dad, my husband, and even threatened to leave with all of her things leaving us without any silverware for our guest. It was horrible and I truly wish I could of found someone earlier but here we are married, happy, and blessed by God; that’s all that matters now but save yourself from going through the same horror of hiring a bad vendor due to desperation because you waited until the last minute.
Enjoy this time!
Regardless of the troubles, the ups and downs, the stress, etc enjoy wedding planning the best that you can; before you know it your wedding day will arrive. Take as many deep breaths, breaks, and time to pray as you need to but never over work yourself to the point where you’re not enjoying wedding planning anymore. Surround yourself with the people you love and make this moment unforgettable! Shine bright future bride!
Ruby Salinas is a Christian writer and beauty professional in McAllen, Texas.