Colleen Q+A | Sincerely The Bride Series | Columbus Ohio Wedding Photographers
We are excited to introduce a NEW series to you! This series someone else is taking over our blog and it is some of our favorite people: our brides! We put together a list of questions for our brides to answer to help any future brides out there with their planning and even in their first year of marriage. This week we are excited to have Colleen on the blog and to look back through her and Ben’s beautiful wedding day! So we wont keep you waiting, here is what Colleen had to say!
1. What is one thing you would tell a bride-to-be to not worry about when it comes to her wedding day?
- Do not worry about all of the details and stress over everything running smoothly. There will be something that might not go according to your plan. Just remember, no one will notice! The day of the wedding you did everything you could so now is the time to just let it go. Enjoy every moment with your friends, family, and then especially new husband. Don’t sweat the small stuff!
2. What is your best advice for a bride planning her wedding?
- Try to enjoy each step. I know it can be stressful and even picking out little things can be time-consuming and annoying, but enjoy it! It all goes by so fast and when it is over you will want to look back and remember all the great memories and times you had along the way. Also again, no one will notice the small stuff so if you need to cut somewhere it will be ok!
3. What is your best advice for a couple for their first year of marriage?
- The first year of marriage is so exciting and filled with lots of firsts. You can now slow down and not be running around planning a wedding. Enjoy the small date nights, the cheap bottle of wine and pizza, your first Christmas together as a married couple. Remember to give and take and never go to bed angry.
4. What vendors did you feel were the most important for your wedding day and why?
- Photography for sure!!! They are with you every step of the way. From the morning to the very last kiss before the reception is over. My husband can be shy and feel a little awkward in front of people. It was so important that he felt comfortable the day of the wedding. They capture the most important parts of your day and to look back at those memories to me was the most important. So first photographer, second I think DJ. They need to keep the life of the party going and they get the crowd involved. So we thought that was very important as well.
5. What was one tool or asset on your wedding day or during the planning process that you feel you couldn’t have done with out it?
- My photographers. They kept me on a timeline. I wouldn’t have even known what time it was without them. They told me when to be there…what to do…how to do it. It was amazing. So if you have a good photographer who is not only taking pictures of you and also helping with your timeline, you will be in great shape!
6. What is one area you feel couples should splurge and not worry about their budget as much?
- Photography! As you can see I am a big advocate for photography. They are with you all day and they give you something to have and hold on to for the rest of your life. I find them to be very important.
7. What was your wedding inspiration?
- I just knew I wanted a soft romantic looking wedding. I loved gold and coral. I would look on Pinterest a lot.
8. Where did you purchase your decor?
- I purchased most of it on Etsy, and we DIY a lot of it ourselves. I didn’t have to get much since the florist did the centerpieces.
9. If you could go back and tell yourself one thing before your wedding day what would you say?
- Take a moment with just your husband. Go somewhere away from everyone else and just take it all in. Look around at your friends, family and just realize how lucky you are. Look at each other and tell each other what you are grateful for. It goes by so fast so you just want to make sure you remember why you are there and what is important: you two together.
10. Any other advice on marriage?
- No, just don’t sweat the small stuff. There are a lot of things you could bicker about throughout your relationship which you probably already know. Drop things that aren’t necessary to fight over. Compromise!