Wedding planning can be one of the most enjoyable experiences in your life but it can also turn into a stressful mess if you let it. Be warned, wedding planning isn’t all sunshine and rainbows and if anyone tells you differently, they must have the patience of a saint. Whether you are planning a wedding now or are soon to be starting, I kindly suggest you keep these 3 things in mind for a happy experience. After all we all love a good wedding.
Having booked our wedding venue 2 and a half years in advance, we thought we had all the time in the world. Everyone will tell you that the date will be here before you know it and that statement couldn’t be more true. Having barely blinked our wedding has suddenly crept up on us and now we have 9 months to get everything sorted. Things are about to get very busy! Plan anything and everything to get the ball rolling because a year before your big day and everyone will want deposits and dates booked. Anything after a year and you might be pushing your luck with bookings.
It’s Your Big Day
By far the most important thing to keep in mind. Jase and I had a fairly clear idea of what we wanted and didn’t want on our wedding day. When we first started looking at venues we realised rather quickly that a lot of people (in particular, companies) had an idea of what is best. Our first visit resulted in the venue owner trying to convince us we needed to make a huge show with extravagant lighting effects, something we truly hated the idea of. Yes the day is about you but if you are anything like us, there are ways of being less “showy” whilst still celebrating.
You will have suggestions from here, there and everywhere from who to invite to what to wear etc etc. Just remember that you will probably only do this once so make sure you are both going to enjoy the wedding at it’s full potential. Just do you two.. it is your wedding day after all.
More Money Doesn’t Mean Better Quality
Some of the most beautiful weddings are on a very small budget with an array of DIY projects. Just mutter the word “wedding” and the cost of a £30 cake will sky rocket to £600 onwards. This has been the case with a number of companies and it doesn’t always guarantee better quality. Do your research, ask for family and friend recommendations because some of the cheapest photographers, cake makers etc can have the biggest effects. Don’t be afraid to ask for a little help either. You never know where hidden talents could come in useful. Don’t splurge where you can save and have it just as good.
Have any more useful tips? I’d love to here them!