So, you’re getting married? Well congratulations, you beautiful people.
It will be one of the most magical moments in your life, but does require a lot of planning. While there are many different factors to consider, the most important thing to remember is that the day should be built around you. There is no point in spending a fortune on satisfying the expectations of others if it doesn't make you happy.
The only way that this will be the day you’ve always wanted is to take a slightly selfish approach and do what’s right for you. While you probably won’t use all of the tips below, here are some ideas to provide inspiration.
Make The Day Aligned With Your Dreams
The perfect wedding day should reflect your personality and align with the things that are important to you. Building a sustainable wedding has become the goal for a growing number of couples in recent years. After all, there is little point in making changes throughout your daily life only to undo them with this event.
It’s also important to consider your life goals. This is a magical and memorable day but it should not stand in the way of other objectives like buying a house. If a budget-friendly wedding will make you happier in the long run, go for it. Even if you have pressure from others to spend big, you have to stay true to your desires.
Meanwhile, if you have your heart set on a specific type of venue, you should go for it. Choosing the church wedding over your dream beach wedding just because that’s the expectation is one of the worst mistakes you could make.
Pay Attention To Your Guest List
Your wedding is an opportunity to share your love with the very people in your life. However, if the thought of inviting hundreds of people causes feelings of anxiety, opt for a smaller group. Ultimately, you need to feel comfortable on your big day. Especially as you only get one shot to get it right.
Furthermore, you should not feel bad about addressing issues with your guest party. If a relative is likely to cause a scene, you may need to ban them. In most cases, you can adjust seating plans to keep certain people apart. Alternatively, the best man can take on the responsibility of keeping the peace.
If your parents or other family members complain about your decisions, remind them that this is your day. They are fortunate enough to be a part of it. They do not get to call the shots on who you should or shouldn’t invite.
Focus More on the Entire Process
It’s one of the oldest cliches in the book, but your wedding day will pass in the blink of an eye. However, you don’t have to cram all of your enjoyment into one day. Arranging an epic engagement party can be a great way to celebrate with a larger group and actually dedicate time to them. It becomes difficult to do this on the day itself.
Or if you are more interested in celebrating your love as a couple, you could focus on the pre-wedding shoot. The photos will add something extra to your photos of the big day and become treasured memories. The fun task can break up the wedding plan stresses. If you want to take your time with a longer engagement to reduce the pressure, you should.
The honeymoon is another opportunity to create magical memories and start married life in the best possible way. While it should not detract from the importance of the big day itself, extending your enjoyment to the whole process will bring the best results.