Saturday, March 19, 2016

Talking Wedding Planning with Borrowed & Blue

Schmidt Wedding (Photo: J.Woodbery Photography)
J. Woodbery Photography

It's true when they say that you never really understand something until you walk a mile in their shoes. Well, the same goes for wedding planning-- you'll never truly understand until you go through it yourself. That's why Borrowed & Blue, the online resource for Birmingham weddings, came to me to ask all about my wedding planning experience and share it with other local brides. So slide on your bridal heels because I'm here to help you understand what it really takes to plan a wedding.

"What happened when we found out that Megan Schmidt, who's wedding won the B&B award for most quintessentially Birmingham, was the brains of Linens and Leggings? Let's just say everyone at Borrowed & Blue had a new favorite blog. With a wedding this gorgeous, today we're asking Megan to share her experience planning her big day. So sit back and take some notes if you're a Birmingham bride-to-be- Megan is the undeniable expert!" - Stephanie, Birmingham Market Specialist

Here's my Q & A with Borrowed & Blue:

1. Describe your wedding in 6 words.
Romantic. Natural. Southern. Dreamy. Gorgeous. Intimate.

Champagne Tower (Photo: J. Woodbery Photography)
J. Woodbery Photography

2. What was your favorite detail from your wedding day?
Our champagne tower was my favorite detail. Not only was it beautiful, but it provided the perfect way to welcome our guests into our reception.

3. What is the moment that sticks out in your memory the most from that day?
Right before I walked down the aisle, I took a look at all of our guests and then at my husband. Suddenly, everything the day encompassed sank in and I began to cry (happy tears, of course). There were a lot of happy tears from a girl who said she would not cry. It was a special moment.

Lakeside Ceremony (Photo: J. Woodbery Photography)
J. Woodbery Photography

4. If you could go back and do your wedding over again, what would you change?
Absolutely nothing. We were lucky to have no hiccups on our big day, but even if we did those moments would become great memories. At the end of the day, I married the love of my life and that was the best part!

5. What would you keep the same?
On the day of my wedding, I was able to spend the morning relaxing and getting ready with my bridesmaids. It was the perfect start to this special day- drinking mimosas, watching bridal movies, and being able to relax with my best friends!

Bridesmaids Bouquets (Photo: J. Woodbery Photography)
J. Woodbery Photography

6. What was the most fun part of planning your wedding?
The best part of wedding planning is watching everything come together. The menus are finalized, the floral decisions are made, linens are picked out, cake flavors chosen, and suddenly the big day starts to become very real.

7. The most stressful part?
After the engagement excitement settles down and you start the planning process it can seem a little overwhelming. For me, I started to get a little stressed when I was ironing out the big details (i.e. venue, date, caterer, etc.). This is when I suggest hiring a planner because they are the experts!

Wedding Photobooth (Photo: J. Woodbery Photography)
J. Woodbery Photography

8. What do you wish you would've known before you started planning your wedding? 
Don't sweat the small stuff! Everything always has a magical way of working out. Just remember at the end of the day as long as you have said your "I Do's" then it was a perfect day.

9. Which of your wedding vendors would you recommend to other couples getting married around Birmingham? What was so great about them?
My wedding planner, Becky's Brides, was by far my favorite vendor. It is very easy for the wedding planning process to become overwhelming. Having a professional to help guide you along the way makes the process much easier and a whole lot more fun! This will be the only time you plan a wedding so let it be a journey that doesn't leave you frazzled on the big day.

Wedding Bouquet (Photo: J. Woodbery Photography)
J. Woodbery Photography

10. What advice do you have for couples just getting engaged? 
Enjoy this time in your life, from the moment you get engaged to the moment you walk down the aisle. Also, take some time just the two of you on your big day. My husband and I ate our first meal together and it gave us a few minutes just the two of us.

Thanks again to Borrowed & Blue for reaching out, and happy wedding planning to all the engaged couples!

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