After saying yes to the proposal and getting that diamond ring on her finger, the next question on the newly engaged couple is –
It is by far the greatest and most awaited day of their life.
There are about a hundred little details that go into wedding planning. Also it involves dozens of family members and friends spending almost days together of endless preparations.
From the flowers to be used in the ceremony to the elaborate dessert table pieces for the reception.Thus it can be hard, and sometimes a bit dreading, to get a clear view of where to start when it comes to wedding planning.
Preparations for the Wedding Ceremony
Basically, it is always best to tackle on the bigger issue first. Talk it out with the fiancé and get an idea on what the most probable date would be for the ceremony. After considering the time left for preparations and the seasonal factors as well, the next detail to tackle is the kind of wedding the couple would want to have.
Will a simple civil ceremony with an intimate group of families and friends be okay?
Do a huge church and dinner celebration be more suitable for them?
Is it easier to have a destination wedding?
Will the families and friends feel more comfortable flying in and having the wedding in a local venue?
The budget. Let the soon-to-be bride and groom have an honest conversation regarding how much is to be spent on the wedding day. It includes other concerned parties like either side’s parents if they would be willing to shoulder a few major details like the wedding gown, the rings, or even the dinner reception.
It is always ideal to have these talks at the very start of the entire wedding process, right before making any venue reservations or putting a down payment on anything.
Here are a 5 tips and ideas
to keep in mind to help make the Wedding Planning
a little less stressful and a lot more fun.
1] Take the time to research
No matter how big or small the wedding day celebration might be, it always pays to do a little reading on the matter. Be informed about the different options available in the market for anything that might be needed for the ceremony or the reception.
Be prepared before meeting up with coordinators and suppliers; know the basics when it comes to the lingo so that all details of the wedding plans out smoothly and thoroughly. All these will contribute to a good wedding planning.
2] Not a one-person job
Previous brides and wedding consultants are the most patient people in the world when it comes to wedding planning because they understand how difficult it is to plan an entire wedding day.
Whenever there are any doubts or any overwhelming decisions to be made, always seek expertise’s help. Online wedding forums and communities can also have tons of valuable contents from other brides. They can share their experience on wedding planning problems from thousands of miles away.
3] Know when to splurge and when to save
For the more practical couples, be able to determine the different elements, which deserve to be splurged on, and which ones aren’t. Minor components of the wedding day, such as name cards and photo booth props, might have their own purpose during the day. There isn’t a necessary need to spend hundreds of dollars over some elements that are to be used only once.
The more important items, like the wedding rings, are those that the couple gets to keep and cherish forever. Hence, splurging on these are absolutely a must if they are meant to last for many years to come.
4] There is no perfect wedding
As any other wedding coordinator will ever tell all clients, there are no perfect weddings. Even with all the pre-wedding planning, the car service might be caught up in traffic on the way to the church.
The ring bearer might have lost his front tooth a week before the big day, or it might just even rain on a perfectly sunny week.
These things do happen and there is nothing that the bride, the groom, and even the planners can ever do to stop it. So stop stressing out and try to expect each possible scenario.
The fact that the flowers in the center pieces aren’t as pink as they should be would not hinder the guests from having fun during the party.
5] Don’t lose focus
With all of the meetings, fittings, tasting, and even the bridal showers, it is all going to be overwhelming at times. Always remember to look at the bigger picture and to never forget what the entire day is about. This is why wedding planning helps to keep things in order.
Never lose sight of the real reason for all of the merry-making and celebration – the love of two individuals eager to be joined together for eternity.