Megan + John

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Megan and John were married here on June 17th!  They saw the ballroom for the first time just a couple of days before the wedding.  I asked Megan to share some insight on planning a wedding from out-of-state.  

How did you find Aberdeen Manor and decide to book your wedding site onseen?

I found Aberdeen Manor through two friends and my aunt and uncle are related to the head chef.  They were all able to tell me how great everything is and how easy it was planning a wedding here.

What was the hardest part of the planning process?

The hardest part about the planning process was how stressful everything is at first.  Like where to have it, how much can we afford, who should we invite?  Once you get a game plan and figure things out, it will all fall into place.

Very true!  You have to bite off small pieces at a time in order to not get overwhelmed!

What was your favorite part about planning?

My favorite part of planning was how easy it was that Megan was there to answer and help with any questions I had, no matter how small or how big of a problem I had.  The biggest issue was the day before the wedding we had to move our wedding from outdoors to indoors because the heat was so bad and Megan said it would be so easy.  We even got to have our dog still included in our ceremony!

Aww, thanks Megan!  Our goal is to make planning as stress-free as possible, so I'm glad that I was able to help!  

What was the best part of the wedding day?

Pretty much everything!  I haven't been to a lot of weddings but this by far was my favorite only because our dog got to be in our wedding and she is a huge part of our lives.

She was such a good girl too!

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What is the biggest takeaway from the planning process?

Everything will work out no matter what happens just let it happen.  The week of my wedding everything went so smoothly just because I wasn't stressing.  I knew no one could control the weather or anything and I just rolled with the punches.  Also, always include your future spouse, I would pick out a handful of samples or ideas and then ask him for his input.  He and I would finalize everything together and it made it a whole lot easier.  I had no family around except him and it really meant a lot that he was there to help.  

What would you recommend to other brides planning from a distance?

I am a planner, and I had the knot app to help and it helped me plan everything out that I needed.  I even had everything planned way in advance.  The month of our wedding I made sure that I had enough time to deal with any last minute details and it worked out perfectly!

Such a great tip!  The Knot and Weddingwire both have great checklists to help with the planning and keep you on track.  

Thanks for sharing, Megan!  Here are a few more photos from their beautiful day!