- Courtney Bradley, who describes herself as a ‘bridal bff,’ shared the tip on TikTok
- She advised brides on the best way to avoid ‘putting out fires’ last minute
- And the content creator said it was all to do with opening packages as they arrive
A wedding planner has revealed the one thing that brides should always do ahead of their big day.
Courtney Bradley, who describes herself as a ‘bridal bff,’ regularly shares her helpful tricks and tips on TikTok.
Most recently, the content creator, from Greater Boston, revealed the one thing brides should be doing well in advance of tying the knot.
And it is all to do with opening packages as soon as they arrive – after she learnt the hard way during her own engagement.
In the clip, which has so far been viewed more than 43,000 times, Courtney begins: ‘I literally plead with the brides I talk to to remember this tip.
‘If you are planning a shower or party or wedding reception or anything, please listen because this will save you so much stress and will prevent so much last minute putting out fires.’
She continued: ‘As you buy all of your décor – and basically anything – number one, take the price tags off of everything as you go because you get a manicure the week before your wedding and you ruin your nails.
‘This is where the important part comes in. Take everything out of the package. Do not wait until a week before or when you’re actually building everything to take things out of the package.’
She explained that she ordered 50 white lanterns to hang from her wedding tent during the reception and ‘waited until the day of or the night before’ to open the packaging.
Courtney discovered too late that the fixtures had not come with metal pieces to keep the lanterns open and were therefore unusable.
‘SOS open everything as you get it and take off all the price tags,’ the content creator concluded.
The brief TikTok clip was quickly flooded with comments from followers who were thankful for her insight.
One person wrote: ‘That’s actually such good advice.’
Courtney responded: ‘Thank you! I promise it is such a good habit to get into for every party, holiday, etc.’
Another added: ‘I open legit everything lol. I’ve started making stuff for September next year.’
A third chimed in: ‘I do this any way cause I’m so excited to open things for my wedding. I have to see them lol.’
‘YES pls the prep is so important,’ wrote a forth commentator.
Courtney, who was a bridal consultant while she was in college, previously said she was motivated to become a full-time wedding planner to help women feel confident ahead of their special day.
She started her own business with over a decade of experience and now assists brides-to-be with planning their dresses, venue, guest lists, florals and more.