You’ve got your checklist and you’re markedly ready to dive into the wedding planning process. Before you get into all of the details, you want to make sure that you’re approaching this the right way.
You can plan your wedding alone, with your spouse, with your entire family or just by having a wedding planner. But there are a few things you should definitely keep in mind leading up to your wedding day.
Trust Your Vendors. Wedding vendors are professionals and have helped countless couples create the perfect wedding day. You’re going to be hiring florists, a photographer, possibly a caterer and maybe even a videographer. The more you trust the people you are hiring to assist you, the more enjoyable this process will be. Take the time to research your vendors and you will know without a doubt that you’ve picked the very best. Let them do their jobs.
Be Patient. It’s completely understandable that you want your day to be perfect but keep in mind that your venue and your vendors are probably working with a few different couples. Ensure the planning process goes smoothly by trusting your vendors. They are there to making you happy on your big day. Remember, a little kindness, patience, and respect will go a long way.
It’s Ok to Not Be Aware of Everything. There’s a lot that happens behind the scenes that couples don’t know about and that’s actually a good thing. Planning a wedding is no easy feat and there is always a chance that something could go wrong. You simply cannot keep track of every little detail during the planning process. Especially if people are already taking care of certain things. You need to focus on enjoying your day and not just planning the day.
This is about the Two of You. Remember, the two of you are entering this marriage and it’s important that you both make decisions about your big day. Don’t let other people take over the planning process and deter you from doing things that make you happy as a couple either. This day is about the two of you, not other people.
It’s Ok to Fight During the Planning Stages. Fighting during the wedding planning process is not a sign that you shouldn’t get married. There is a lot of pressure involved with planning a wedding so if you do fight, take a breather, remember why you’re getting married, and pick things up again when you’re both calmer.
Tradition is Not Mandatory. If there are certain aspects of a traditional wedding that you simply can’t get on board with, that’s totally fine! There is absolutely no rule that says you need to have a first dance, cut a cake or throw your bouquet. This is your day!
Not Everything Has a Price Tag. You don’t need to spend money to impress your guests. Your wedding is about you and your partner coming together. A beautiful ceremony or a meaningful first dance is something money can’t buy so don’t forget about these important moments as you plan your wedding.
Remember to take a break from the planning if it all gets to be too much. This is supposed to be a wonderful and enjoyable time in your life, so make sure that you aren’t losing sight of what’s important as you plan your wedding.