Planning your wedding – and getting married – is very exciting. You’ve envisioned this day for a long time, and all the fancy cakes, dresses and flowers make celebrating your love a magical experience.
But wedding planning is also notoriously stressful. There’s much to think about, people to manage and potentially many costs. Follow these top tips for planning the perfect – and, importantly, stress-free – wedding.
Talk to your partner when planning your wedding
Have an honest discussion with your partner about what your expectations are. Which family members do you both want to invite? What sort of wedding do you want? Do either of you have religious traditions you wish to honour?
Talking about what is important to you ensures you’re both on the same page, which is essential for any wedding and any marriage in the long term!
Set your budget – and stick to it!
This is the driving force behind your wedding. Some couples like to go out and spend a lot of money on their special day. And who can blame them? It’s a magical day to celebrate the love between two people. But for other couples, a modest event with close friends and family is enough to mark the union.
Consider how much money you’re willing to spend (factoring in your well-deserved honeymoon to your dream destination), and make sure you stick to your plan.
Top tip: sometimes, last-minute changes happen, or you can’t pass on a fantastic upgrade, so cover yourself by allowing a 10-15% contingency fund for any unforeseen costs.
Choose your theme
One of the most exciting parts of wedding planning is designing your special day. Your theme incorporates all elements of your wedding: your dress, bridesmaid dresses, the colour theme for the venue, your bouquet, and even the location of the wedding itself.
If you have a good idea of what wedding style you want, such as beautiful boho in the woods, creating a Pinterest board can help bring this vision together and provide more inspiration.
Still trying to figure out what you want? You might be surprised by what you fall in love with! Vision boards (with the help of magazines and the internet) can help you figure out what look you want.
Plan for the day
Everything is coming together, but to keep the day running smoothly, factor in anything that might impact you on the day. This might be making sure you have support in place for any medical issues you deal with, ensuring that your child or pet care is taken care of and that nothing holds you back – including your time of the month! Many brides choose to have their wedding during a period-free week, but if this isn’t possible or you’re caught by surprise, having norethisterone tablets to hand can make sure nothing ruins your special day.
Follow the tips outlined above, and your special day is sure to run smoothly from start to finish – making your wedding an occasion that you and your guests will remember forever.