So what advice does Cengiz have for a bride-to-be who wants to have fun and feel beautiful on her wedding day?
"Think back to what you remember from weddings you attended as a guest—was it the venue, the energy on the dance floor, or the beauty of her reception design that stood out? If you’re not sure how to allocate your wedding budget, simply focus on experience-related elements or anything that affects your five senses. Do not underestimate the importance of purposeful lighting—be it for your ceremony setting, first dance, speeches, or table tops. Invest heavily into your bridal suite since it sets the tone for your Big Day … and is likely where you’ll spend your first night as husband and wife. Stress-test your wedding timeline with your event planner, photographer, and family—if in doubt build in generous buffers throughout the day. Surprise your guests with unexpected reception entertainment. Don’t sweat the small stuff and, of course, make sure to have fun."