Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo‘s Dream Wedding airs tonight on TLC. In honor of the show, Vanessa has shared her top 10 wedding planning tips. From dress shopping to ways to cut costs, Vanessa has great insight that will definitely help bride-to-bes.
VANESSA MINNILLO’S WEDDING PLANNING TIPS:
1: Try on different styles of dresses. Even if u know what u want, it may surprise u. Go for it all & be girly! Most importantly, HAVE FUN
2: I Love a “little” splash of color! I had a beautiful bouquet of gloriosa’s, BUT I didn’t put my matron of honor in a fuchsia dress.
3: Listen to your groom & have elements of what “he” wants in the Wedding. After all, it’s both of your day. Nick had great suggestions.
4: A welcome bag w/”personalized” goodies is always nice! We did beach towels w/their names embroidered, & all the beach essentials.
5: Make sure to take time before the wedding & spend it with ur fiancee. A night with a glass of wine, or a weekend away.
6: To save money: use venue’s place settings & glassware, but we brought in our personalized linens and chargers for a more custom feel.
7: If you can, have multi-photographers. We loved Yitzhak Dalal, & he brought 2 others w/him. There’s always more than one angle u want!
8: Consider weather when planning an outdoor ceremony. The ONE thing I regret is we didn’t have fans or a.c. at the ceremony.
9: Do something special for ur fiancee b4 the ceremony, a gift, &/or a hand written card. Let them know how u feel & that u Love them!
10: HAVE FUN! Once it’s the day of, try ur hardest not to let ANYTHING get in the way. You’ll regret it if u obsess about small stuff!