My older sister is engaged, which has granted me the pleasure as serving as her loyal Maid of Honor. This is my most important job title yet, one that requires dedication, creativity, flexibility, kindness and understanding. I have been dreaming of my own wedding since a child, and I have been dreaming of my sister's wedding for just as long. I saw her meet her fiance, Kevin, go on dates, experience romantic butterflies, move in with him and now, choose to begin a new life with him. As Maid of Honor, I have learned to balance. Although, I have strong opinions about what may work well for the wedding, the day is all about the Bride. I am there to ensure her big day feels perfectly magical and extraordinary for her. In order to accomplish this big task, I remind myself to always...
Put Myself in Her Stilettos
I dream of wearing a long, Kim Kardashian worthy veil on my big day. However, my sister does not want a veil at all. At the end of the wedding, it doesn't matter what I would want if I were the Bride, because I'm not the Bride. Be like a pair of stilettos, lift your girl up and make her look fantastic.
Stop! In the Name of Love
Weddings are supposed to be all about the love. Do not let the venue, invitation list, dress code or family drama steal the spotlight from love. Let it go babes.
Remember the Couple
Similar to the tip above, remember who the couple is. Are they relaxed? Do they like to travel? Does family rule their world? Do they like cupcakes or ice cream? These silly questions will guide you as you plan the special day for your loved ones.
Be a Rock
Your Bride is bound to feel stressed, confused and upset at anytime during the wedding planning process. Be incredibly kind and reassuring to her during this time. Console her with love, understanding, confidence and hope. Tell her, "you will look beautiful", "the wedding will be wonderful" and "you two are perfect for each other." Above all, this is what matters.
This is the real me: what I love, what makes me happy and what makes me buzz.