Real newlyweds give wedding planning tips based on their experience.
Molly and Rudy Youell’s wedding took place on July 29, 2017, at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.
If you could do anything about your wedding differently, what would you change and why?
I wish we would have had more time during the cocktail hour to chat with friends and family. The evening goes by so quickly!
What are you happy you spent money on?
The food. It was amazing! There is nothing worse than being at a wedding with terrible food.
What do you think you could have done without?
We really didn't go over the top, so there was nothing we felt was excessive.
What was your biggest surprise when planning your wedding?
The amount of minor details that require attention. There are always little things you forget about until closer to the big day.
What do you wish you'd known before you started planning?
How much time it takes to plan for one day.
Any advice about attire?
Make sure your groomsmen actually try on their suits when they arrive, and always order your dress one or two sizes up to avoid a terrible fitting.
Do you have any general advice for couples currently planning their weddings?
Don't let the small details consume you. At the end of the day, the end result—getting to spend the rest of your life with the one you love—is the most important thing.