Hilary’s Tips: 10 Ways I Made My Wedding Easier
Unconventional things I did that made my wedding a lot less stressful, more fun, and way more memorable.
1. Skip the rehearsal dinner.
Everyone will be happier if you decide not to do a rehearsal dinner. They’re super expensive, they require people to stay overnight near you, and they are often embarrassing (do you really want to give your Aunt Hilda a microphone??) Skip it. One meal per wedding is more than enough!
2. Skip the showers.
3. Don’t have bridesmaids or groomsmen.
Yes, you heard right. None of your friends want this responsibility, and it adds a LOT to the workload and cost (all that organizing… all those extra dresses and personalities to deal with — yikes!) What my husband and I did was have our parents stand with us at the front during our ceremony. We all gave 5-minute speeches and then the officiant did her thing and married us. The feedback we got was that was much more personal and touching this way.