Everybody wants the fairytale wedding. We’re brainwashed with the image from a young age, whether we like it or not. It’s hard not to want the lavish venue, the crowd of your loved ones, and the beautiful ceremony which is entirely dedicated to celebrating a union with the person you love. Of course, real life can never be quite like a Disney film, and none of us would really want it to be. That doesn’t mean you don’t want your wedding to be as close as possible to the fairy tale wedding, however. Here are some tips to hopefully help you on your journey towards achieving that.
You need to invite your guests straight away. That should be the first step of your plan; make sure everybody has the date in their diaries and there’ll be no upsetting circumstances such as loved ones not being able to make it. You might also want to give guests an idea of the gifts you want. This makes things easier for the guests, who don’t have to worry about the decision, and the lucky couple, as you can open the presents and breathe a sigh of relief that you don’t have thirty toasters or the exact same appliances that you already own at home. You don’t want people to waste their money, so it’s helpful rather than rude. Giving people an idea of what to buy will help the plan come together smoothly, as you don’t want any hiccups or surprises on your big day.
The venue and the theme of your wedding day are also huge parts of the plan. You want to ensure that you’ve booked the ideal spot to fit in with all your other plans in terms of floral arrangements, seating, table plans, and the overarching theme of the wedding. Popular venues get booked up quickly, so it’s important to look well in advance. Of course, you shouldn’t make any rash decisions until you’ve worked out the entire budget, as will be discussed in the final point.
Whilst it’s perhaps more traditional for the bride to be surprised by the groom with a wedding proposal and a ring, in the twenty-first century you may have actually planned ahead for this big moment. Perhaps the proposal was still a surprise, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to have a say in the wedding rings for the big day (and the rest of your lives). You could buy diamonds if you want to go the full mile because that was most likely your dream wedding ring ever since you were a little girl.
This is arguably the most important part of the wedding-planning process. You need to cost everything and make sure it fits within your budget because starting your marriage in debt wouldn’t be a solid foundation, even if you did have a beautiful wedding. There are ways to be smart about how you spend your money during the planning process. You don’t have to cut corners, but getting married on a weekday (less popular), preparing bulk drinks, and making your own wedding decorations are all ways to save a lot of money.