Next entry is from Erica, who just couldn’t think of anything that wasn’t fabulous! Fantastic!
“1)Sweetheart Table and Extended Cocktail Hour
James and I had been told by so many people that we wouldn’t really get to enjoy our wedding let alone eat anything at the event. You will be too busy we were told, have to talk to too many people. Well, James and I not only ate a full meal (why not? After all that planning and tasting, etc!) we got to sit back and relax during dinner and take it all in, the whole day, just the two of us, as we opted for a sweetheart table. No one bothered us while we ate (thanks to the 2 staff members who guarded our table!) and we got to eat a full meal, and notice how much fun all of our family and friends were having. I think it was really important that we got that 15 minutes to ourselves. It is such a busy day, but it’s a day for the two of you, and you should get to enjoy it too. Also, having an extended cocktail hour meant we could also mingle with family and friends for a bit. We finished up our group and portrait photo’s and still got to grab a glass of wine and some appetizers! You shouldn’t miss your whole wedding!
2) Take dance lessons before
We received a lot of compliments on our dance. It was nothing special, but it was obvious we had practiced. It is an important moment in your life, and you should make the most of it! I notice at weddings now if the bride and groom have a practiced dance, and you definitely notice when they are doing the high school slow dance sway, and I think it takes away from the moment (and the photo op!). James and I had so much fun during our 2 dance lessons and it takes the stress out of the whole planning process, even if it is only for that 2-3 hours. We grabbed a nice dinner in Boston after, and looked forward to showing off our moves come the big day! ”