I’ll be honest, this piece of advice comes from my event planning mentor (Yay Events by Jen<3) and it really stuck with me. Make sure to sit down at your reception for dinner (I will make you eat your dinner—blog post coming) and just look around. Look at all the people that are there to witness your love and celebrate your love story. It gives me chills every time I say this to my couples, but this is just the beginning of your happily ever after so take a moment to soak it all in. Think of everything that goes on during a reception and how many ways you’ll be pulled into all day/night—this is your chance to just look around and be grateful of all the support—the family, friends and people who traveled near and far to witness this amazing day. Ok, ok I’m sure the open bar was enticing, too, but they wouldn’t make the trek unless they wanted to be a part of the celebration. All the money, planning, stress, just let it all go (easier said than done, I know) and enjoy the moment. It will be gone in a blink of an eye, but I’m sure you have great vendors to help capture all these amazing memories.