Advice From A Real Bride | Heather

It's back! And it's one of our favourite blogs, we ask real brides who have already walked down the aisle for some of their best advice.  So if you haven't taken your walk down the aisle {or if you have and want to reminisce} then this blog is for you!

Full Name

Heather Doerbecker {Moir}

Wedding Date

September 16, 2017
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What is the biggest piece of advice you would give a newly engaged bride-to-be? 

Think about what you and your fiancé want and are looking forward to about your wedding. It’s about you two and starting a new life together. You will get opinions from lots of people but at the end of the day it is your decision that matters most.

What is the best advice you would give for a bride-to-be who is searching for her dream dress?

Do some research collect pictures of dresses you like. Don’t be afraid to try on a style you don’t think will suit you or you don’t want. I didn’t want a ball gown, I ended up with a ball gown but modified it to what I wanted and I loved my dress! Don’t have too many people come to the appointment it gets too crowded and too many opinions.

What is the best advice you were given as a bride-to-be?

At the end of the day, you want a marriage not a wedding. Focus on the relationship of you and your soon to be husband. Don’t get caught in all the little details.

What is something you regret when wedding planning?

Taking more time for myself, doing things I love and not always thinking, talking, dreaming about the wedding.
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What is one thing you're glad you did when you were planning your wedding/engaged?

Getting my husband involved, he was a huge help when I was stressed. Keeping each other on the same page, talking to him about the flowers (even though he admitted he didn’t care). He wanted to make sure it was our wedding day and about us. He wanted to make sure I was happy.

Is there anything else you'd want to tell a future bride?

Make sure you give yourself time if you are doing things yourself, the projects take longer than planned. If people ask for help use them! When dress shopping make an appointment at Once Upon A Time Weddings, you will not regret your choice they are all amazing! Take your time if you are stressed pamper yourself. Enjoy the planning of the wedding.
Photographs by Latte Productions.

Wow! Such great advice from Heather!  It feels so intense right now and like your whole life is consumed with wedding planning.  So it's important to remember the end goal: marriage!! And to spend some time being a couple and planning for your life after your wedding day!  Thanks for the great reminder and advice from Heather!

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