It’s a universal truth – wedding planning is stressful. With an endless list of things to do, from the décor to the dress to the catering and everything in between, the stress can pile on at lightning-fast speeds.A lot of women think that their wedding day is the thing most worth looking forward to about marriage. Of course your wedding day will be a momentous and memorable occasion, but the best days are those that come in the weeks, months, and years that follow.
Instead of driving yourself crazy over the teeniest details, save yourself the headache (and probably a few bucks, too) by knowing what matters to your guests, and more importantly, what doesn’t. Read on for our handy list of wedding details that guests don’t really care about – plus a few that they do!
You know that giddy feeling you had when you first got engaged? Remember how you spent every waking minute staring at your ring, watching it glisten, holding your hand up to the light to see it sparkle from every angle? And then, after a few days, it became a part of you, almost like something you’d owned forever. It will always be special because it’s the physical symbol of your love…the reminder of that OMG moment when you originally said yes.
There is something undeniably exciting about meeting a new love interest for the first time. You take that extra time to primp and prep for a first (or second, or third) date, you feel those butterflies in your stomach when you enjoy that first kiss, and you try to suppress that little smile that comes across your lips every time you get his phone call or text message.
But no matter how exciting those initial feelings can be, there is almost nothing as exciting as getting those texts or planning those dates with your husband or wife. If you know how to keep things fresh—and you must!—then you’ll never miss that first date excitement or first kiss bliss. You’ll get to experience it each and every day as you build an honest, meaningful relationship that continues to grow with time.
Well that feeling you had when you first got engaged doesn’t even hold a candle to the feeling you’ll have when you look your love in the eyes and say “husband” or “wife” for the first time. As a hopeless romantic, I have to believe that most people get married for love. Sure, some people make the commitment for other reasons (money, practicality, children, pressure from family, friends, and society), but most of us get married for love.
No matter how long you’ve been together, once you say those vows, everything changes. You look at each other in a new light. You call each other husband or wife. You can’t believe that you are lucky enough to have found someone who loves you as much as you love them. It’s a pretty awesome feeling!
Getting to spend endless hours and days with your best friend is one of the most amazing things about being married. Knowing that you have someone beside you who is always willing to indulge in pancakes on a Sunday morning, who will always take your side (even when you both know you’re wrong).
Who will always let you taste whatever they ordered for dinner, who will let you warm your toes beneath them in bed on a cold, snowy night—those are the best feelings of all. It’s the little things that make time spent with your best friend so amazing. When you’re married, those little moments all of a sudden seem to take on so much more importance than they did when you were just dating.
Often, the strongest marriages are those that are based as much on friendship as they are on love. My husband and I lived together for seven years before making it official, and as our love and respect for one another grew, so did our friendship. Friendship takes time to cultivate and grow, and the more time you spend with someone you enjoy, the more likely you are to let down your guard.
It becomes okay to cry uncontrollably when you hear a certain song. There’s no shame in acting silly when the situation calls for it. Then there are the little things like sharing inside jokes that only the two of you think are funny, quoting unknown movie lines to one another that no one else understands, or feeling the need to dance and sing out loud to that favorite old song every time you hear it.
You have a list of reasons you can’t splurge or go beyond the understated when you pick your short sleeve wedding dress. Maybe you’ve spent lots of time working your legs and you feel guilty about hiding them. Maybe you’re invested in people thinking of you as low-maintenance and super-practical, and you worry a fantasy bridal look might contrast with that image.
Maybe all the pictures you marked in the magazine were tea-length A-lines, and you’ve already kind of hinted that’s what you’re looking for. Now take a deep breath and let those reasons go. It’s your wedding. If you love that ball gown, you deserve to wear that ball gown, and everyone will think you look fantastic in it.
Your mother might flash you a disapproving look, your grandmother might wince or raise an eyebrow, and your soon-to-be mother-in-law might scowl, but the truth is, the only person who needs to love your wedding dress is you! If you’re a confident, modern woman with a sexy sense of spirit, you should embrace the style you love every day—including your wedding day!
If you’re ready to take your wedding day style by the reigns and blow everyone’s minds with a plunging V-neckline, an open back, or a high slit, check out these wedding dresses for the daring bride who’s not afraid to flaunt her curves or show some skin!
1. Tulle Lace Wedding Dresses
Sure, the front has a pretty sweetheart neckline that plunges a bit lower than most, but the real highlight of this tulle wedding dress is the racy open back. In a sheath silhouette made from lace and English net, this gown strikes the perfect balance between sexy and sophisticated, making it ideal for the modern bride who wants a classic look with a modern twist.
2. Princess Sweetheart Chapel Train Organza Wedding Dresses
Opting for a short hemline is perhaps the easiest way to pull of a sexy look for your wedding day. Whether you’re having a casual affair or a somewhat traditional celebration, the Wedding Shoppe offers a variety of short wedding dresses for the daring bride who wants to show her legs!
3.Ball-Gown Modern Satin Wedding Dresses
This lace A-line is perfect for the fuss-free bride who wants to exude confidence and show off her amazing legs. In lace with a short scalloped hemline, this dress boasts an elegant V-neckline and stunning floral details that makes it look incredible from every angle.
4. Wedding Dresses Chiffon Lace Sleeveless Sweep Train
An open, cut out back, sheer illusion accents, and a plunging V-neckline make this embroidered lace gown the perfect choice for any daring bride. A sheer skirt with sparkling beadwork lets you show your legs as well, making it much-loved by women who want to take their wedding day style to the next level.