The hardest decisions in life are always the ones where your feelings get muddied, where your head and your heart tell you different things, each one whispering in your ear until you don’t know which way is up anymore. That is why planning your wedding can be so cruel at times. Your head wants to run with logic and your heart wants to run with passion and you wish you could listen to them both. To put it bluntly, your head tells you to pinch some pennies here and there, but your heart sings a song of romance, telling you this is your big day, where your nearest and dearest dance the night away in celebration of your soul finding its counterpart and, for that reason, money should be no object. If only it were as simple as that, right?
Well, before you start having palpitations and let the stress build up so much you do something rash (like delete your Pinterest account), we have some gorgeous news for you because there is a way you can listen to both your head and your heart; it is all about knowing when to listen to which.
To help you with this, we have come up with a list of times when you should always let your heart do the singing because these are the beautiful parts of your wedding that will be totally worth the splurge.
1. Every Picture Tells A Story
Your wedding day is going to be a cocktail of excitement, nerves, passion, dancing, singing, total euphoria and gorgeous champagne. It is going to more magical than you ever imagined. But it is also going to whizz by in a flurry of colours and laughter. It is going to be a blur of wonder that you will wish you could remember in more detail. That’s why you need a photographer that can capture the atmosphere. Someone who doesn’t just have the ability to shoot what your wedding looks like, but how it feels too because, in years to come, these are going to be the memories you will flick through most. They will be your only tangible memory of the best day of your life. These are going to be the pictures you show your kids and grandkids, your cheeks turning a little pink as they tell you how beautiful you looked coming out of the church and how happy you seemed while dancing the first dance. Yeah, decades from now, you will thank yourself for splurging that little bit more on the photographer that took your breath away. Trust us.
2. A Fairytale Setting
Choosing where to get married is one of the biggest and toughest decisions you will face. But it is worth spending whatever it takes to get wherever it is your heart is set on. Why? Simple. This is going to be the backdrop for your ceremony. It will allow you to create that atmosphere you have dreamed of since the day you said, “yes”. It is the one thing that offers you the chance to create something unique and personal. Of course, meeting all the demands of your big day is a balancing act that even the most experienced tightrope-acrobat would find daunting, but so long as you remember comfort, space, ambience and personality are paramount you will create a wedding so gorgeous the angels will probably weep. It could be a that you go with a big, open pavilion set in an enchanting garden surrounded by tall trees, or a beach wedding where you celebrate on picturesque white sands or you could even go with a reception in an old castle overlooking Lake Como. Getting that captivating venue is one of the best ways you can spend your money because, well, it is one of the best ways to create a magical atmosphere, and that is what lasts a long time in people’s memories.
3. Nothing Brings People Together Like Good Food
When you’re looking for ways to pinch pennies, you and your fiance will probably share a glance that suggests you should maybe go for the cheaper catering option. You may even think about asking a friend of yours if they could piece something together for you. Please dismiss this glance as quick as possible because your first meal as a married couple will linger in your mouths for a long-long time after your day comes to a close. This meal is going to be your first chance to sit down, relax and catch your breath after the crazy whirlwind that was your morning. It is your chance to recharge, line your stomachs and then party right the way through the night; dancing, drinking, laughing and letting your hair down. You also want to watch as your guests to catch their breaths, enjoy a bit of conversation and nod their heads in delighted approval as plates of delicious food float out of the kitchen and down the aisles. Like we said, nothing brings people together like good food.
4. Simplicity Is The Secret Of True Elegance
That photograph of you walking out of the church, the smile on your face more genuine than all those that preceded it, one hand entwined with your husbands as the other hitches your gorgeous dress slightly, confetti falling all around you as people clap and cheer; that photograph will be hung in pride of place from this day onward. That is why you want to look beautiful than ever before and the reason you should hire professionals to handle all your hair and makeup needs. These people won’t just know how to create a look that oozes elegance and natural beauty, or give you a style that will look breathtaking in every photograph, they will be able to make that look you’ve always dreamed of last all day and all night. Looking absolutely stunning in every photograph taken by every guest; now that is something you can’t put a price on.
5. Every Love Story Needs A Honeymoon
Your honeymoon should be the trip of a lifetime. Your chance to explore that part of the world your heart has always longed to see; the little place under the sky you never thought you would ever witness with your own eyes. It is the chance for you and your soul mate to go on an adventure together, unwinding in that dream setting, away from all the noise of life, able to kickstart your happily-ever-after in the most memorable way possible. Don’t worry. You don’t have to walk straight from your wedding and onto a plane, especially if you have just treated yourself to a wedding so amazing in will go down in folklore. So long as you treat yourselves to that breathtaking trip you always talked about, when becomes irrelevant.
Yes, listening to the voice inside your head is super-duper important, especially when it comes to planning your wedding. But sometimes - just sometimes - the best thing you can do is listen to your heart.
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