Vanessa Minnillo has married the man of her dreams. In the process of getting hitched to Nick Lachey, the 30-year-old learned a thing or two about being a bride and the wedding planning process. Here are Vanessa Minnillo's top 10 tips for other brides!
Vanessa Minnillo, whose big day was featured on TLC's Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding, writes on her Twitter page:
Tip 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
Tip 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
Tip 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.
Tip 4: A welcome bag w/"personalized" goodies is always nice! We did beach towels w/their names embroidered, & all the beach essentials.
Tip 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. #QualityTime
Tip 6: To save money: use venue's place settings & glassware, but we brought in our personalized linens and chargers for a more custom feel.
Tip 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!
Tip 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. #sweating
Tip 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!
Tip 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!
*Tip 11: Secure a wedding sponsor or three and air your nuptials on television to help off-set the cost of your dream day.
*We kid, we kid!
Congratulations to Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo on their gorgeous wedding!
Image via Vanessa Minnillo Twitter
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