Episode 30

30 Truths About Your Wedding You Only Learn After You're Married (Part 1)

Hello and welcome back to the show! This is show number 30, and to celebrate, we're doing a two-part episode on all the things you learn about your wedding in hindsight. These are things no one tells you, but that you find out on your own.

We cover 15 truths this week with the other 15 coming next week. In today's show, we discuss:

  • Why perfection is a myth
  • What having a "perfect" wedding really means
  • What it truly means to personalize your wedding
  • How to deal with the emotions of the day
  • The truth about eating at your wedding
  • The reality of getting wedding gifts
  • Dealing with self-identity prior to the wedding
  • Dealing with self-identity after your wedding
  • Dealing with the physical exhaustion of your wedding day
  • Finding the balance between pleasing and not pleasing everyone
  • The role your guests truly play at your wedding
  • What it's really like to be the center of attention for the day
  • The outpouring of love you'll receive
  • How fast the day goes and tips to slow down time

If you're married, what was something you learned after your wedding? If you rescheduled your wedding during this time of COVID, what's a truth you learned that you want others to know? Let us know...

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Felicia Zammit-McMann

Felicia is a former bride helping future brides plan their weddings in a fun and easy way - the way they should be - by sharing expert advice and personal anecdotes tackling couples most pressing and common wedding planning concerns and questions. She believes when you’re equipped with the right knowledge from the start, you’re better prepared to plan your wedding without the overwhelm and stress so many couples face.

In addition to hosting this awesome podcast, Felicia is the the owner and editor of Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley - a regional online wedding publication based in upstate New York and is a 2019 40 under 40 Honoree in her local county for the work she’s done supporting weddings and wedding vendors in her community.

Her tips and advice have been featured in prominent wedding industry publications including The Overwhelmed Bride, The Budget Savvy Bride, and the former Wedding Industry Education.

She holds and M.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Fashion Design. During her time as an undergrad she studied in London and apprenticed with luxury couture wedding dress designer, Phillipa Lepley.

Outside of weddings, Felicia is a life-long Disney fan. She got engaged there and honeymooned there. She loves the New York Yankees, loves to cook, has a serious soft spot for cats, and is a huge history buff!