Marriage is a major life commitment and the wedding day should be one of the happiest of your entire life. However, for all that obvious excitement, the planning process can be a truly stressful time.
There are a number of factors to consider when planning the perfect wedding but you shouldn’t let it overwhelm you. Ultimately, this day is just about celebrating your love.
Here are a few tips to help you stay on track and prepare for the best day ever.
Remember It’s Just One Day
The wedding day is an extremely important day, but it is important to remember you have a whole life ahead of you. It would be silly to bankrupt yourself by chasing the dream event you cannot afford in the name of pleasing people. Things like bridesmaids outfits, mother of the bride outfits, as well as flower girl outfits, should not wear you down, if you cannot afford to have them, then it is ok. Just consider the financial situation of your wedding party, and pick dresses they can easily afford to put those costs on them.
Being realistic and logical is difficult at such an exciting time but setting a budget and sticking to it is vital. It’s always worth shopping around and bartering for the best deals and you can also probably save a lot of money by taking care of some things yourself. For example, designing and printing your own invites will leave more funds for the most important things.
The venue, outfits, and cake are some of the most important aspects. Moreover, you’ll need wedding bands to match the engagement ring. Pretty much all other factors are luxury items that can either be sacrificed or downgraded to make way for the essentials.
If you can afford to go all-out on everything then feel free to do that. After all, it’s a massive day. Just don’t make the future difficult for the sake of one glorious day. Ultimately, as long as you’re both there and in love then it can’t go any better.
Guests Are Important
The wedding is a celebration of your love and your most favorite people will want to be there to join in the action.
If you come from a disjointed family then there could be a few hostilities between guests but it shouldn’t be too difficult to diffuse those situations. These people are all there to see you two tie the knot so disagreements probably won’t surface anyway.
Some people prefer to get married alone or on holiday in front of a very select group of people. However, this celebration will be a much better party if all of your loved ones are there to enjoy it with you.
Forget The Rules
At the end of the day, the wedding is about the bride and groom. If those two people are happy, then nothing else really matters. It is fine to let others have their input, but the decisions should ultimately be made by the two most important people. Only you two truly know what will make you most happy.
Despite the myths, there is no blueprint for the perfect wedding. If you want this to be the happiest day of your life then you should only be concerned with pleasing yourself and your partner. Besides, your guests will be equally happy to see you smiling.
This is the happiest day of your life. Enjoy it!