Q. What was the best part of your wedding day?
A. The feeling of love between us and all of our friends and family who gathered. It’s the one time in our lives to see everyone we care about all gathered in one place.
Q. What do you feel was totally unnecessary?
A. We already cut a lot of the wedding traditions we didn’t like. For example, we got our wedding cake from a local bakery in Sylmar that specializes in dulce-de-leche cakes. It saved hundreds of dollars over a “fancy” wedding cake, and our guests loved the taste (no fondant!). In the end, we actually snuck off to cut the cake without stopping the party because everyone was having so much fun.
Amber was great about accommodating our vision for the event, and was very flexible about what was important to us.
If we’d said the cake was the most important thing to us, she would have made it the most important.
Q. What would you change, if anything?
A. Very little! Amber was great about keeping us on schedule in the weeks leading up to the wedding (we got her more comprehensive package, and we are really glad we did). The day-of stuff was great. We might have tried to pick our themes and colors earlier, but it all worked out in the end!
Q. What was unexpected that you loved?
A. The flower girl reaching the end of the aisle, realizing that she still had flowers left, and starting to reverse course up the aisle to make sure that every single flower was in its proper place. Adorable!
Q. What are your fondest memories of your wedding day?
A. Dancing with all of our friends as DJ Nahchey spun remixes of our favorite tunes.
Q. Is there anything you wish you had spent more time or money on?
Everything came out just the way we wanted!
Q. Is there anything you wish you had spent less time or money on?
A. We spent a very long time trying to pick wine, but it was a lot of fun to taste different wines with our friends. In hindsight, we should have made sure that there was enough of our favorite champagne available before tasting it, but it turned out to be a great excuse to have another bubbly-tasting party.
Q. Were there any unexpected surprises or issues?
A. There is always a crunch of last-minute things if you have a mostly-DIY wedding (menus, table cards, etc), but they all worked out just fine. Commit the last few days before the wedding to the last-minute things and you’ll be fine.
Q. What’s your number #1 tip for future engaged couples?
And have somebody take care of the day-of stuff so that you can focus on enjoying your friends and family.
Q. How did you feel after the wedding?
A. Tired! But we got to sleep the whole flight to our honeymoon, so it all worked out.