WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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27 s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e six Capture the memories Ask your guests to sign a memory book and share a special memory they have of you, as old as it might be. They can sign it when they first arrive at the reception or later on after they've loosened up a bit. You will love reading through that book forever. seven Bring extra shoes Wedding days require a lot of mileage and you don't want sore feet preventing you from getting your groove on, so plan ahead. Grooms can sport some brightly colored high tops or loafers. Brides can opt for pretty flats or even fancy flip-flops, depending on the season. But be prepared. eight Take some "me time" Wedding days come with a full itinerary — family photos, toasts, first dances, cake cutting, and the bouquet toss, just to name a few, so plan on being in high demand. Still, it's your day so it's okay to be a little selfish. Dance till you drop. Hang with those who make you laugh. After all, everyone is there for the same reason: to celebrate with you and your spouse. nine Wait a day before leaving on your honeymoon If you can. After the wedding, newly knotted couples are usually on overdrive, and the last thing you'll feel like doing is hopping on a plane or train or behind the wheel. You'll need a moment to open your gifts and put your feet up as a married couple for the first time. So take a night at home to collect your thoughts and then head out the next after- noon for your big adventure. You'll be so much more relaxed and rested for the trip ahead. ten Remember that it's not just about the day Your wedding day might be one of the best days of your life, but more importantly it's the launching pad to the rest of it. So enjoy your day. But remem- ber that there will be more wonderful days ahead, so don't be sad when it's over. A wedding is just the beginning. ( PAT T Y L E N Z B O V I E writer ) 026-027_WWMB14_10 Tips_wedding_v2_WellesleyWeston Magazine 4/24/14 12:50 PM Page 27

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