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My oldest little sister is getting married one week from last Saturday. I want to tell her 10,000 things so that she’ll have the greatest day of her entire life, but 10,000 feels aggressive, as does the whole “greatest day of your entire life” set up. And yet I do have some wisdom to impart regarding how to spend the thirty days before the big day. Here, in no particular order, is that completely unsolicited advice.
  • Celebrate as much as humanly possible. Example: every time you go to dinner tell the waitress you’re getting married. Lie and tell her it’s that weekend. Do whatever it takes to bask in the glory of your pending nuptials because after the wedding you have about a week of people caring enough to give you a free glass of champagne with your appetizers. Also, and (maybe) more importantly – the actual day flies by so fast that it’s nice to treat the entire month like it’s part of the festivities.
  • Start the very, very important process of delegating out jobs for the actual wedding day. Come that Saturday morning all you should be thinking about is whether or not you’re wearing enough deodorant and how hard you’re doing to dance. Start turning it all over early and you will be so much calmer in the days leading up to the big day.
  • Prepare to embrace the art of letting it go. Little things may start to go wrong around this point, and by “go wrong” I mean cost more money. Decide what you need to make a federal case over and let the rest of it go. You will not remember that $1,500 extra for another wedding shuttle, but you will remember being livid about it the week before your wedding and cramping your own style.
  • Sit alone and think about the major emotional moments. I swear I cried so much thinking about my first dance with my dad (aka Dad) that when it actually happened I didn’t have any tears left. It helped me to really envision the things that made me nervous or weepy so I wasn’t surprised by them on the day.
  • Try to be really, really kind to your fiance. It’s impossible to survive the month before your wedding without someone asking, “so, how are you two holding up?” and one of you saying, “we’re wishing we eloped.” Do your part to make it a little less hellish and ask him to do the same. If necessary, take all your stress and anger out on your already married older sister because she understands!
  • Practice smiling. This is an incredibly serious piece of advice. When I smile without thinking about it my right eye squints shut more than my left, and I end up looking like a super happy pirate. It’s gross. I practiced smiling like a non-alien in the mirror a ton so I would know what it felt like to smile the right way. Do this alone.
  • Give yourself full and complete days off from planning. Yes, you could look at your “to do” list again on Thursday even though there are no specific Thursday “to dos” but just don’t. Instead look at really funny videos on YouTube that have nothing to do with weddings whatsoever. I recommend this one of a three week old puppy learning to howl!
  • Wash your face every single morning! Every single night!! And every single time you feel remotely sweaty in the face!!! If it works into the budget, get a facial two weeks before the wedding. Tell the aestheticism that you’re getting married in two weeks so they go easy on your skin.
  • Do romantic/silly lead-up-to-the-wedding things like go to a bar with great dancing so you can practice your dance moves or take a drive to the place where you met so you can be all cheesy about it. This technically goes under the “celebrate everything” category, but I felt it bore a specific, additional mention. We went to the place where we met and told everyone that’s where we met, and that we were now getting married. We got free bourbon and a really great picture outside the bar taken by the bouncer.

AND FINALLY –

  • Try so so hard not to wake up every morning and say, “only XX more days until our wedding!?!” You’ll drive yourself crazy, and you’re already crazy enough because you’re getting married in XX days and you don’t need to say it out loud because you already know the number by heart!
Any advice I’m missing, married people? And any advice you want, little sister/almost bride??

6 comments

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  1. This advice makes sense, but it’s important not to think TOO hard about your smile. Before my wedding, I read somewhere that you want to do the cake-feeding thing slowly so the cameras don’t miss it. I tried to feed my bride slowly while holding a loving bright-eyed smile… On the video I look like a crazed serial killer feeding her a forkful of frosted arsenic.

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  3. An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my husband back to me.. My name is Natasha Johnson,i live in Florida,USA,and I’m happily married to a lovely and caring husband ,with two kids. A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my husband .so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce.he said that he never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn’t love me anymore.So he packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get him back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and he confirmed it that he has made his decision,and he never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my husband .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my husband back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my husband back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my husband who didn’t call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that he was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain he caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website { http://enchantedscents.tripod.com/lovespell/},if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to “bringing your ex back. So thanks to the Dr Brave for bringing back my husband ,and brought great joy to my family once again. {bravespellcaster@gmail.com }, Thanks..

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