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Color Palette Inspo – Navy Weddings

Color Palette Inspo - Navy

Navy Blue & White & Grey

Perfect For: 

Late Summer or Fall

Why We Love It:

It’s not overdone but it still screams classic …this color scheme is timeless but not trendy, making it a perfect choice.

How To Execute:

Pick your exact shade of navy blue (use color swatches) and make sure all your linens, fabrics and accents match. Use crisp white as your neutral to really make the navy pop. Grey works best for the guys’ suits against the girls’ navy dresses, which will keep your bridal party pictures from being too monotonous.   Add a subtle flash of light pink in your bridal bouquet for a pretty little twist that won’t distract from your color palette.

Fun Features:

Anemones are perfect for this color scheme, the crisp white petals and the dark navy centers couldn’t work better. Try blue colored cake, or look into other fun options like blueberry pies or blackberry sorbet.

Love, Mrs. Newman

Floral Replacements

Flower Alternatives

No Flowers, No Problem!

Weddings and flowers tend to go hand in hand, but if florals just ain’t your thing, don’t feel like it’s an absolute must have. There are tons of other options for you to consider using in place of all those pretty blooms. Bonus perk: flowers can be expensive so you may even save some money by thinking outside the box!

For Your Consideration:

Fake Flowers. A clear and easy alternative for real flowers.   If you want flowers but need them to be done in advance, last in any type of environment or just want to be able to keep them afterwards, fakes are a good option.

Wooden Accents. Not only should you consider swapping flowers with the super trendy sticks, twigs and branches you see on Pinterest, don’t stop there; consider other wooden accents like tree trunk slabs, carved flowers or figurines, or maybe even DIY pallet projects.

Candles.   Candlelight is super sweet, sexy and romantic …and perfect for a wedding. Ditch flowers for tealights, candle arrangements and pretty candlesticks. Get creative with the bridesmaids and use lanterns or pretty candlestick holders.

Paper Flowers. Lotsa options here… from DIY to Etsy, there are tons of ways to have paper flowers at your wedding. I love the ones made from the couple’s favorite books or music sheets from their favorite songs.

Seashells. Calling all beach brides! Making bouquets or arrangements out of seashells is so pretty and so perfect for a beach wedding (or beach wedding theme). Incorporate other ocean accents like silver dollars, sea glass or starfish!

Jewels. Want to glitz up your big day? Look into making a studded bouquet out out brooches, jewels or pearls. They’re absolutely stunning and help give your look a little extra sparkle.

Succulents. I love this floral replacement because it still is easy to arrange, but it gives your wedding day look a clean, crisp look. They make pretty bouquets, ethereal centerpieces, and cute wedding favors.

Feathers. Another fun and whimsical idea. Feathers are perfect for brides who want a bohemian feel. They’re a sweet addition to your wedding, and make seriously gorgeous bouquets. Just be sure to work with your event designer to make sure you’re using stunning feathers (not tacky boas or something better used for arts and crafts).

Need help pulling your flowerless vision together? Call me!

Love, Mrs. Newman

Not-So-Average Photobooths

Not So Average Photobooths

Fun Additions For Your Reception!

Picture perfect weddings are usually pretty high on the wish-list for most engaged couples, but cookie cutter weddings? Not so much.

It’s getting pretty easy to blindly follow the pact and have the stereotypical Pinterest wedding, so don’t forget to put your own personal spin on things.

One of my favorite ways to spice up your big day? Getting creative with your Photobooth (or switching it up altogether).

Here’s How:

Video Messages. Instead of photos, why not live video? A lot of videographers can set up a video station where guests can leave well wishes, recall fun memories, or maybe even record a funny (drunken?) dance for you to watch and laugh over.

Selfie Stations.   We are the selfie generation after all. Set up an iPad on a selfie stick and have a guest-operated photobooth. Or just provide the selfie stick and an Instagram hashtag.

Photo Apps. If you like the idea of seeing your event through your guest’s eyes, but want to make sure you have access to all the photos afterwards, look into wedding apps that cater to that.   Look into Wedding Snap, Wed Pics, or Capsule.

Dance Floor Cams. Staged photos are fun and all, but candid dance-floor pics make for great memories. Sure you could just have your photographer capture it, or you could set up cameras timed to go off every minute or so. Better yet, get a dance floor Go-Pro or two!

GreenScreen Photos. Replace regular run of the mill Photobooth pictures against a white background with just about anything you want. Greenscreen technology allows you to super impose your guests into any scene you want; pretty vineyards, famous stadiums, the top of Everest or specific moments in history.

Red Carpet Pics. Have all your guests photographed like a movie star on their way into your reception. Keep the fancy rec carpet and paparazzi like photos going through out the night too, for a fun spin to your wedding photos. So glam.

Drones. How techy of you! But for serious, aerial shots are amazing. So attach a camera to one and get some sweet footage from above.

Photo Frame Backdrop. Instead of having your guests crammed into a booth, or stationed in front of a plain backdrop, get creative with your Photobooth station. Get crafty and make your own with fun messages, pretty decorations or cut out frames for people to stand behind or pop through. So fun!

Love, Mrs. Newman

Aisle Game Strong

Aisle Game

Picture Perfect Paths To The Altar.

As a future bride-to-be, you’ve probably thought about that infamous walk down the aisle once or twice. Actually, even if you’re not engaged, you’ve probably at least dreamed about it.

For anyone wanting a little extra pizzazz, flair or romance, consider amping up your aisle. It’s going to be one of the most memorable walks of your life, might as well give it a little extra style.

The Cutest Aisle Ideas Out There

Rose Petals. Outside of just a sweet little flowergirl tossing rose petals, of course. Aisles lined with petals are stunning, and aisles completely covered from start to finish are drop dead gorgeous. Another fun twist, flower petal art; pretty patterns, swirly designs, or maybe your initials spelled out in petal. Yes, please.

Red Carpet. Super glam wedding? Roll out a pretty, plush red carpet. Nothing screams luxury like a red carpet so if it fits with your wedding vision go for it.   Just make sure you see it beforehand, obviously. There are lots of shades of red, so make sure the one you’re using is what you’re picturing in your mind.

Circle. Looking for something unique? Set up your ceremony chairs in a circle. Plant them around a small swirling aisle leading to the middle of the chairs where your altar will be set up. Not only is it a fun twist, it also lets you walk past every single guest, giving everyone a clear view of the bride.

Burlap. This trendy fabric is here to stay, which makes sense since it’s so pretty and super versatile. Burlap runners can fit a plethora of themes and styles, and the neutral color makes for a perfect blank canvas. Add some lace or flowers or tealights (fake ones, firey weddings aren’t ideal) to make it your own.

Reverse, Reverse. What about walking up the aisle instead of down? If your venue allows, or you’re setting up your ceremony in a vacant space, consider coming up the aisle from the opposite side, or from one of the sides. There are no rules to how you should set up. I’m not like those other event planners, I’m a cool event planner. (Mean Girls, anyone?)

Aisle Runners. One of the most under utilized linens from your rental companies.   See what options they have available for you. Get creative with existing runners by adding your own accents along the sides (such as flowers, lanterns or picture frames) ….or consider less traditional forms of runners, like maybe a handful of picnic blankets, plaid fabric or custom cut lace fabric.

Candles.   Ah candlelight, the epitome of romance.   Line your aisles with beautiful white candles. Just make sure the aisle is super wide, so that no one’s train gets anywhere close. Or, better yet, look into fake candles.   Nobody wants to add an ER visit to their wedding day.

Glitter.   Because who doesn’t want a little bit of glitz on their wedding day? Even if you don’t want a full-fledged glitter aisle, adding some shine in other ways is also a fun option.   Throw a little glitter/confetti around, or add some sheen via fabric choices like a sparkly chiffon or tulle chair embellishment lining the aisle.

Personalized. If you’re all about making your day your own, then personalizing your aisle is ideal for you.   Use some of the previous ideas, like writing out your initials in petals or lining the aisle in framed photographs. If you really want to go big, get your own custom runner made, or make your own by decorating, embroidering or writing messages on it before hand. Another cute option, creating a timeline to walk down on your way down the aisle and ending up at the altar where you’ll start your new life together.

Stairs. Another fun twist to changing up the traditional aisle. Coming down the stairs is such a romantic notion; there’s a reason the “stairs entrance” makes an appearance in so many books and movies. Consider a venue that has a staircase for you to descend either as your aisle or right before one.

Love, Mrs. Newman

Bad Etiquette: How To Be The Worst

Bad Etiquette

…In The Least Rude Way Possible.

In weddings, and in life in general, there are about a million faux pas and etiquette no-no’s. So many rules and so many ways to break them.

I’m not a huge traditionalist, but I am pretty set on not being an asshole when I can avoid it. But the truth is that everyone’s going to make a mistake at some point in their life.

So when things come up, and you’re put in a position where you’re going to be the one making a social blunder, there are ways to be “that person” in the best way possible.

Step One. Do everything in your power to avoid that social suicide thing that you’re thinking about doing. Step Two. Recognize that the thing you know you shouldn’t do but you’re doing anyways actually kind of makes you an asshole. Step Three. Scrutinize the situation until you figure out how to best rectify your faux pas, and come up with a plan b or consolation prize of sorts. Step Four. Apologize, grovel and follow through with whatever you promised you’d do to make up for it.  Step Five. Let it go, move on and stop making yourself feel bad.

So, do you have something particular going on that you’re stressing over? I thought so.

Here are some wedding-specific problems you might run into, and how to handle them.

Losing Your RSVP. So you know you got the wedding invitation, but where it scampered off to is beyond you. Handle It Best By: Asking a friend or family member that you know for sure was also invited, and ask them what kind of response card it was and if it had meal choices. Mail the couple a note with your response and any other information they had on requested on it, along with a hand written apology for misplacing their invite. Add your reason for losing it if it’s a good one, otherwise don’t and just say you’re sorry.

Changing Your RSVP To Yes. Plans changed and now all of a sudden you’re available for the nuptials, but you already sent in your regrets. Handle It Best By: Contacting the couple if it’s before the response date – that one isn’t really a big deal. If it’s after the reply date, call (don’t text) whomever in the relationship you are closer with.   Give them an easy out by leading with how you don’t expect them to cater to your schedule change, but if it doesn’t cause a problem you would love to come.   If it’s within a week of the wedding, don’t ask.

Changing Your RSVP To No. Listen, life happens. Sometimes things out of your control come up.   Handle It Best By: Giving as much notice as possible. The second you realize you aren’t going to make it get on the phone and let them know. If you’re important enough to be invited, they warrant an explanation as to why your RSVP changed. And it needs to be a good one.   It may seem like a minor infraction to you, but missing one of the most of important days of their life requires an exceptionally valid excuse, an abundance of apologies and a larger-than-usual wedding gift.

B List Invites. You have all of your response cards back, and you have some back-burner friends that you all of a sudden have room for. Handle It Best By: Being honest about what you’re doing; no one likes being deceived.   Don’t just send out a second round of invitations.   Have a conversation about what’s going on and if they’re receptive to you then you can give them a formal invitation and response card. I would lead with something like “we really wanted to give all of our family members a chance to come first, but with the location/travel/time of year, it looks like we have room to also include some of our close friends.” Blah, blah, butter them up type of thing.

Arriving Late. A wedding is a good time to arrive early. But, for whatever reason, your ETA is five minutes after the ceremony starts. Handle It Best By: Waiting in the wings until you can make a subtle entrance.   There will probably be an event coordinator of some sort around to tell you when you’re clear to slip in quietly. Sit in the first seat available and stay in the back. Entering a ceremony late, loud and as a distraction is not fashionable it’s rude. Be quiet and try to blend in. If you’re going to be really late, skip the ceremony and meet everyone at the reception. On the bright side, you’ll be the first one in line at the cocktail hour.

Thank You Notes. They’ve been out of sight and out of mind since the shower or wedding, so now they’re way late, or even worse, you waited so long that you don’t have a good record of who gave what anymore. Handle It Best By: Sending them out ASAP, even if they’re already way behind schedule. They don’t say better late than never for nothing. Not sure who gave what? Go with generic thank you notes, because that’s better than nothing at all. Make a list of VIPs, and make sure you write those people heart-felt notes, and maybe acknowledge your tardiness followed by some gushing over whatever they gave you. Most people can be won over with compliments, and now is a great time to try.

Ditching A Bach Party or Bridal Shower. For whatever reason, you just aren’t going to make it anymore. Handle It Best By: Speaking directly with the MOH or whoever is doing the party planning. Let them know what’s up, and be short and sweet. They have a lot on their plate already so tell them why you can’t make it and then let them get back to making their arrangements. If they prepaid for anything, make sure you pony up for your share. Send along or drop off your gift/contribution if you can, otherwise send it after the fact. It’s a forgivable expense if you cover your bases.   Send a quick apology to the bride, and if she gets mad, let her. It’ll pass and if you’re sincere with your apology it’ll blow over.

Low Budget Gifts. Cuz you’re poor and you can hardly afford your own groceries sometimes. Been there. Handle It Best By: Getting creative. Sometimes the best gifts are homemade. Look up some of the DIYs on Pinterest or handmade gifts on Etsy and see what you can get together on a budget. Small and meaningful doesn’t always equal expensive. If you find something meaningful that you know they’ll like, go that route. If you don’t, or it’s just not a couple that you feel comfortable giving a DIY gift to, wait it out. You technically have a year to send a gift. So if it’s just not a good time, you’re better off waiting/saving a month or two and sending after the fact.

Bridal Party Line Up Changes. Sometimes relationships and people change, and you have to adapt to reality. Best to get out of a sticky situation before your big day, instead of suffering through negative energy at your wedding. Handle It Best By: Ripping the band-aid off. Don’t make any hasty decisions, but if you and your future partner are on the same page about it and have given it some serious thought, go ahead and pull the plug on a toxic bridal party member.   Explain why you think it’s better if they’re a guest instead of a bridesmaid or groomsman, and make sure you still include them in things along the way to help soften the blow.  Whether they decide to participate going forward is on them. If they’re upset, let them be upset. If it’s best for you and your partner and your wedding experience, it’s the right choice. This too shall pass.

Love, Mrs. Newman

2016 First Dance Songs

2016 First Dance Songs

Ten Pretty Picks For You To Consider.

Die A Happy Man by Thomas Rhett

Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars

Head Over Boots by Jon Pardi

I Don’t Dance by Lee Brice

Best Of Me by Michael Bublé

Your Song by Ellie Goulding

H.O.L.Y. by Florida Georgia Line

Sparks by Coldplay

All Of Me by John Legend

Make You Feel My Love by Adele

Love, Mrs. Newman

DIY Pillowcases

PillowCases

Quick & Easy & Super Cute Couples’ Pillowcases!

This might have been the easiest DIY craft that I’ve attempted yet. We’ve all seen the totally adorable couples’ pillowcases on Pinterest, so when I bought pillows for my cousin’s bridal shower, I thought to myself how cute it would be to throw in a set of personalized pillowcases too!

After I looked at some of the different options online (there are so many cute ideas, from stick figures, to quotes, to initials), I decided to go with a simple monogram.

I’m not kidding you… this project took me approximately ten minutes.

Here’s What To Do:

All you need is a set of cotton pillowcases, fabric markers, and a magazine or newspaper (to keep the markers from seeping onto the backside of the pillowcase).

To start, set out your first pillowcase and slip your magazine/newspaper/scrap-paper inside the case.   Then pick and finalize your design… test it out on paper or even on an old t-shirt.

If you aren’t confident with your free-hand writing or drawing skills, print out your design and slip it inside the case. You should be able to see through the case if you print it in bold and black, and then you can just trace over it to help guide you as you transfer it onto the pillow.

I also used an old white t-shirt (yes it was one of yours, sorry husband) to make sure my fabric markers were working properly along the way. A lot of fabric markers require you to shake the ink up to the tip, so before continuing with my design I would test it on the old throw-away shirt to make sure I didn’t have any major bleeds.

For the second pillowcase, make sure you turn the case around so that the closed ends meet in the middle, and the open ends are facing away from each other. You don’t want to do the exact same design with the pillowcase facing the same way, it needs to be reversed to that they work as a pair.

Once you’re done, use a fine point fabric marker to help blend any bumpy lines and smooth out your design. I would let them sit for a little bit just in case, but they really do dry almost instantly. So I had mine folded up and packaged with the pillows less than a half an hour from when I started working on them.

On a scale of one to ten for difficulty level, this project was a negative two. So quick, so easy, and so adorable. Also, it was really inexpensive!  Get everything at Michael’s, Joann Fabrics or even Target!

Questions? Just ask me! Happy crafting!
Love, Mrs. Newman

Star Wars Weddings

Star Wars Wedding

Having The Force With You On Your Wedding Day.

Sorry, but as an avid Star Wars geek I couldn’t help but explore this wedding trend today! And also, May the Fourth be you, to all my fellow fans.

If you get online, or specifically on Pinterest, you’ll see that Star Wars weddings are actually more common than you think.  So if you find yourself toying with the idea of working it in somehow, you’re not alone.

Whether or not you’re seriously considering incorporating this mega movie franchise into your wedding, if you have any adoration for the series at all you can at least appreciate some of the following.

Fun Star Wars Wedding Ideas

Stars and Lighting. Go subtle with starry night lighting across the ceiling of your venue, or make the message clear by incorporating laser lights.

Hair. Obviously Leia-buns are a surefire way to express your love of the movies, especially if you’re already wearing all white. What groom doesn’t want his very own Princess Leia?

Outfits. If you’re going all in with a Star Wars Wedding, then you could totally rock some costumes. But if you’d prefer it be more subtle, look into Star Wars accessories instead; socks, ties, undershirts.

Cake Toppers.   Leia and Hans topping your cake? Perfect. Working in other Star Wars desserts? Even better! I’ve seen lightsaber pretzels and Leia cupcakes. Get creative!

Take-Aways. This one is another fun option that’s quirky but won’t take over your wedding. Consider sending guests home with Star Wars candy, those light up glow sticks or halos.

Décor. Even if your wedding isn’t themed out, you can still work in some understated details that highlight your favorite movie. Get creative with your table numbers, signage, place settings…

Grand Exit. Instead of a sparkler send off what about a lightsaber send off? Run out through your very own tunnel of lightsabers (or glowsticks).

Hidden Secrets. Maybe your love of Star Wars is more behind the scenes with the two of you. Choose something to surprise him or her with later; your garter or your lingerie, for instance.

Jewelry/Accessories. I’ve seen Star Wars cufflinks, buttons, and just about every type of jewelry imaginable. They really do make Star Wars themed everything, so if it suits you, wear it.

Photobooth Props. Never forget the photo ops! Get some Star Wars themed pictures by stacking your photobooth with all the necessary props.

Whatever it is that you want to work into your wedding, do it! Making your big day fit your own personal style is one of the best parts of wedding planning. So go on and get in touch with your inner Star Wars nerd.

Love, Mrs. Newman

Irish Weddings

Irish Weddings

Incorporating The Luck Of The Irish!

Are you wondering how to tie your Irish roots into your big day? Whether you’re Irish, part Irish or marrying into a big Irish family, here are the best ways to work your heritage’s wedding traditions into your wedding.

Irish Wedding Traditions

Horseshoes. They symbolize good luck, so add a pretty piece of jewelry with a horseshoe to your ensemble. Or consider adding a horseshoe pendent to your bouquets, garter or boutonnieres.

Six pence. This one is an old Irish tradition. Brides would wear a silver sixpence in their left shoe during the ceremony, which would supposedly lead to a marriage filled with happiness, joy and wealth.

Handfasting. Essentially this is a literal act of tying the knot.   The couple holds hands while the officiant wraps their hands in a pretty cord, signifying their new marriage and unity.

Bells. Incorporating bells into your wedding is supposed to bring good luck and harmony while fending off negative energy. There are tons of ways to work them in; think bouquets, centerpieces, décor or even strung up with hanging lights.

Wildflower Crowns. Traditionally brides getting married in Ireland didn’t wear veils, they wore flower headpieces made out of pretty wildflowers. Obviously I’m totally into the flower crown trend, but I love that it also is a tradition from my heritage.

Claddagh Rings. A more commonly known Irish tradition, but not always worked into weddings. A Claddagh Ring on the left ring finger with the heart pointed up towards your wrist signifies that you’re married. Even if you don’t want one as your wedding band, they’re still a pretty addition to your wedding day jewelry; worn on the right hand and pointed inwards still signifies that your heart is spoken for.

Braided Hair. Braids are another Irish staple, but what most people don’t realize is that they’re also supposed to bring good luck. Work a braid into your updo or consider a pretty Elsa braid on your big day. Another fun way to make your hair or maybe your bridesmaids’ more “Irish” is by incorporating Celtic Knots (see bottom right of header image).

Oathing Stones. This can be done a few different ways, so take a peek online or on Pinterest to find your favorite. I personally like when a couple places their hands together on a stone while reciting their vows, which is said to “set them in stone”. Another option is to have wedding guests hold onto stones during the ceremony and then collect them in a pretty vase or bowl afterwards to display in your own home.

Need more ideas on how to work your Irish roots into your wedding? Ask me! I’d love to help you work the luck of the Irish into your big day!

Love, Mrs. Newman

Evil Maids Of Honor

Maid of Honor

How To Be The Best MOH In All The Land!

Your bestie/sister is getting married and you’re the lucky lady that gets to be her MOH! Yay!

Most girls have been in a wedding or two, but even if you’re new here, this post should help you avoid being everyone’s worst nightmare; an evil maid of honor.

So what makes a MOH bad? Same thing that makes a regular person the worst; being self-centered, expectant, unreasonable, stubborn, bossy or a know it all.

If you’ve been known to be any of those things (hey girl, we all have flaws)…you gotta learn how to set those traits on the back burner while you step up and be the best maid of honor, ever.

It’s not that hard to focus your attention on the bride during her engagement. Once you accept the responsibility of being the MOH, you should commit to not only the job, but to doing the job well.

Here’s what you should consider.

Time. Be aware of how much time you’re asking the rest of the bridal party for. Doing everything in one weekend, that you’ve cleared with their schedules, great! Spreading things out over a bunch of different weekends, less great. Also make sure that you’re giving everyone ample notice for all the wedding festivities. The bridal party should be the first people who know all of the important dates.

Travel.   Chances are you have at least one out of towner in your group. Consider the added costs for them, especially with last-minute plans or changes. If they buy a plane ticket in for the shower, don’t change the date after the fact. Or if you’re traveling somewhere as a group, make sure the travel expenses are acceptable to everyone.

Budgets. Being in a wedding costs money, obviously. But some weddings cost more than others… so as the MOH, you should take on the role of discussing budgets when it comes to the shower and bachelorette festivities with the girls so that the bride doesn’t have to stress over it anymore than she probably already is. And discuss budgets with the girls individually; it’s the only way you’ll get an honest answer.

Communication. One of the best things you can do as the MOH is to communicate clearly when and where the rest of the bridal party should be. Make sure you clear all dates before scheduling anything and do your best to pick dates and times that work for the whole group.

Feelings. As the MOH you sort of take on an unspoken role of “mom” of the group. You need to make sure everything works for everyone as best you can, that you aren’t catering to anyone more than others (besides the bride) and that the entire group is working together cohesively to make the brides engagement and wedding the best it can be.

So what are some of the best ways to go above and beyond when it comes to being the wedding ring leader?

Here Are My Tips:

Avoid group messages. They’re good for relaying information quickly, but when everyone starts responding and overloading the conversation with their own thoughts and ideas, it can get confusing. Talking, texting and emailing one on one while everything is in the planning phase will make it way easier on you. Save the big mass email with all the finalized details for the week of the shower or bachelorette.

Take charge and ownership. Sometimes getting a group of people to all agree on everything just doesn’t happen.   As the MOH you can pull rank and make decisions when there are conflicting opinions on what or how to do things. As long as the bride is happy with what you pick the rest of the group will be able to rally behind giving her a good time.   You’re her MOH for a reason, so take ownership of the role.

Embrace the financial obligation. The best thing you can do for yourself is to understand upfront that you’re probably going to foot more of the bill as the MOH. Trying to keep to everyone’s budget might mean helping out someone who can’t contribute as much. If you’re bitter about paying more than everyone else just remember what an honor you’ve been given by the bride, and focus your energy (and wallet) on giving her everything that she deserves.

Use credit (responsibly). As the main festivity planner you’ll probably be fronting the down payments, reservation costs and anything else that you need to book in advance. Get a card (with cashback bonuses!) and set it to a limit that you’re comfortable with. Then use the money you get from the rest of the group to pay it off. Pay it off right away so you don’t get stuck carrying over the balance. Credit can be extremely beneficial when used the right way, so tune up you’re adulting skills and use a cc to plan and pay, but pay it off and close it out immediately afterwards.

Keep the focus on the bride. This card will always be your best friend should any drama arise. Remind whoever is creating waves that it isn’t about them it’s about the bride. When it gets stressful, or annoying, turn your attention back to your best friend. Yes, being an MOH can be overwhelming, but it’s worth it when you see how happy you can make her during this special time in her life.

Hopefully you find these tips helpful, or maybe you have someone in mind that could benefit from reading these. Either way, the bottom line is that you should always focus on the bride’s happiness. Shitty MOH’s rarely lead to happy brides.

Love, Mrs. Newman