Three Lessons I Learned From My Wedding – A Guy’s Perspective
My name is Cameron Amigo and I recently got married to the love of my life, Brooke. Our wedding
had about 200 guests and our reception was at First Energy Stadium (home of the Cleveland Browns).
Before you ask, yes we’re Johnny Manziel fans. He may be a d-bag, but he’s our d-bag (thanks to
comedian Darrel Dawson for that description).
Anyways……Women listen up! Ignore all blogs, bridal magazines and advice from friends. These are the
three most important things you need to know for your wedding.
1. Pay for your honeymoon first! Don’t try to convince yourself you’ll have plenty of money left
over for the honeymoon. Plan and pay for the honeymoon first. We did this by accident and it
was a blessing because as the budget gets tight (and it will) having an amazing week in St. Bart’s
with my wife was worth it. If we would have waited until we saw how much we were going to
spend on our wedding we would have watched a Lost marathon on Netflix drinking Corona’s on
my couch (instead we drank Corona’s and watched Lost on a coach in the Caribbean).
2. Delegate! I’m a Captain in the Army so maybe this is just the military coming out in me, but you
can’t plan and execute a wedding on your own. We had literally everyone doing a little favor
here and there. It was great because no one was overwhelmed and everyone felt like they were
a part of the wedding. Don’t be a control freak ladies. Find reliable (enough) people you trust
and have them help you. This is the key to a stress free wedding operation.
3. Avoid the lobby! If you’re staying at the hotel where the guests are the lobby is a death trap.
Sure you want to drink with your friends and say hi to people you haven’t seen in years, but it’s
a war zone down there. The place is littered with awkward Aunts, Uncles, creepy boyfriends of
cousins, and even the hotel staff will want to talk to you. Find a secret exit to escape out the
hotel. The morning after the wedding don’t even think about going down for brunch. Order
room service. Check out late. Trust me. You’ll be on hug overload after your wedding and the
lobby is a place to avoid at all costs.
Of course there are more tips and tricks for a successful wedding, but I believe in simplicity. Do these
three things and your wedding weekend will be perfect….or ignore my suggestions and you’ll have a
stress filled hug-a-thon followed by a week at your grandparents “beach” house in Iowa – enjoy the golf
For more wedding advice check out www.laughstaff.com/blog or follow Laugstaff on twitter at
@Laughstaff. Laughstaff is a speech-writing company out of Cleveland, OH that helped over 100 best
men and matrons of honor across the world deliver hilarious, heartfelt and memorable wedding toasts.
Thanks so much for stopping by Chic Brown Bride today Cameron!
What would you add to this list?