Matt and Heather Benza were married May 4, 2014 at the stunning Viansa Winery in Sonoma, CA. Heather dishes about her wedding day recommendation and regret from her own recent experience and can we just say we are totally in agreement with her tips!
If you are not a major fan of speaking in front of people, I recommend writing each other personal letters to be read and shared with one another privately at some point in your marriage rather than writing your own vows. We had our officiant include a wine box ceremony during the wedding where we placed our written letters to each other into a wooden wine box along with our favorite wine, both to be opened and enjoyed on our fifth anniversary. We were still able to express our feelings toward one another and we look forward to opening the letters in the future and being brought back to that special moment when we said “I do”!
I regret not having a solid timeline down to speak with all our guests. Our wedding day went by so quickly and everything was such a blur that it was over before we knew it. It was such a bummer when I realized we didn’t get to thank and talk to everyone whom was able to make our big day. If I could do it all over again I would have sat down with my future spouse beforehand and made it a priority to have a plan of action once all the festivities got started.