Stone Fox Bride's Molly Guy Reminds You What Not To Do On Your Wedding Day

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You know Stone Fox Bride: It’s Molly Guy, the girl who makes all things bridal cool, appealing, and alternative. You may be obsessed with her Instagram, where she photographs engagement rings and shares the story behind each (without divulging the identity of the bride), or with her website and blog, Stone Fox Tales, where you can peruse everything from veils, crowns and vintage dresses to real Stone Fox weddings. Either way, with wedding season upon us, whether it’s about the groom, the band or the guest list, we had a feeling you’d want to see 10 stone-cold wedding truths from the original Stone Fox Bride…

On the dress…

Stick to a familiar silhouette that you know is flattering for your body type. If you’re always in teeny skirts, find an amazing mini dress. If you’re a hippie caftan kind of gal, go the loose, long-sleeved flowy route. The goal is to feel super comfortable and at ease. This is not the time to debut a whole new look.

On the flowers…

Don’t get hung up on the budget. I have literally seen women who have spent half a million dollars decorating hotel ballrooms with the most exotic blooms that don’t hold a candle to the hundred dollars worth of wildflowers stuck in vintage Coca Cola bottles that other women who have chosen. Sometimes a single peony in a tiny glass vase is so much more chic than a mammoth-sized bouquet. Beautiful floral decor has very little to do with having an abundance of flowers…and everything to do with nuance and a subtle eye for detail.

On the food…

FAMILY STYLE! I can’t emphasize this enough. Everyone loves sitting around a table passing platters of food. It’s such a homey, cozy way to create instant ambiance. And, stay away from trendy fusion gastronomy situations involving foam or teeny portions of locally-sourced sorrel leaves. Stick to the basics: roast chicken, French fries, big green salads, good wine, bread and cheese, and chocolate cake.

On the person you’re marrying…

Relish in the joy of the whole wedding planning process. In just a few months’ time, regular life will resume and you two will once again be in your day-to-day routine of brushing your teeth side by side while arguing over your bills. The sweeter you can make this beginning, the better chance you have of getting through rocky times gracefully down the line.

On the band…

I always love live string music during a wedding ceremony; I had a Spanish guitarist play “Into The Mystic” by Van Morrison while I was walking down the aisle. As far as the after-party, an iPod playlist can be just as awesome as a huge 10-person band.

On the guest list…

Whether you’re having five guests, or 500 guests, try to surround yourself with people who truly know and love you. Positivity and good vibes all around, baby.

On the invitations…

Whatever works! Some gals love high-end letterpress calligraphy; others are all about a Paperless Post.

On the venue…

If you go the outdoor route, make sure there’s a backup rain plan — and in case it’s cold, check out the venue’s space heater contingency plan situation in advance. Nothing will ruin a wedding faster than if your guests are wet and shivering.

On the table settings…

I love a sweet personalized gift on each plate — something super classic and low-key. A personalized plain wooden pencil and small note pad, an inscribed second-hand copy of a classic book. The Great Gatsby is a good one. You can never have too many copies.

On the day of…

Eat a nourishing breakfast. Stay away from depleting white flour, sugar or salt. I’m a fan of soft-boiled eggs, oatmeal, berries, and tea. Take a minute to sit silently and gather your thoughts if you can. Beyond the drama, adrenaline and nerves are the amazing blessings of having found your soul mate. Try to let that sink in on some level.

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