10 Wedding Planning Tips to Achieve Your Dream Wedding
Before you’re engaged, wedding planning might sound like a dream come true. Choosing a fairy tale venue, selecting a beautiful dress, putting together the guest list… But when you’re planning your wedding for real, the process suddenly becomes a lot more serious and stressful.
If your partner has just popped the question and you’re currently planning your wedding, here are ten tips to help you successfully arrange the happiest day of your life.
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1. Shop for your rings together
The easiest way to keep everyone happy is to shop for your wedding rings together. This way you both get a ring you like and you can be certain they fit. Shopping for wedding rings as a couple can be a wonderful, romantic experience and it will provide you a much-deserved break from pouring over the wedding planning paperwork back home.
2. Balance fun with functionality
Fun wedding ideas are great, but they’re not always functional or even feasible. Before you get your heart set on having your pet as the ring bearer or a 20-tier rainbow wedding cake, really consider if your ideas will pan out.
3. Don’t be afraid to break the mould
Just because something is a tradition doesn’t mean you have to follow suit and include it in your big day. (We bet you’d never incorporate these unusual traditions into your wedding!) Do what’s right for you and your wedding — not what other people are expecting or things you’ve seen from other weddings. The best ideas come from genuine inspiration, not from copying.
4. …but don’t be quirky for the sake of it
Everyone wants their wedding to be unique, but there’s a fine line between a one-of-a-kind wedding and a peculiar one. Don’t try to be different just to be different. Instead, do something personal and turn your wedding day into a reflection of your favourite memories and experiences.
5. Don’t let others dictate your plans
As soon as people hear you’re planning a wedding, the advice will start pouring in. Always listen to the tips and tricks people have to offer, but stand your ground and don’t be persuaded to include something you don’t want to.
6. Order extra ceremony seating
It sounds silly, but people often leave one or two seats in between other people when sitting down in a public place, like the cinema. This is just as true at weddings. So order some extra seats and save yourself the embarrassment of having to ask people to budge up.
7. Plan your wedding kiss
The last thing you want is for your very first kiss as a married couple to be a disaster in front of all your friends and family. So discuss how your wedding kiss is going to go and practice it at home. Remember to think about all aspects of the kiss, from how close together you’ll be standing to what your arms and hands will be doing.
8. Ask for help if you need it
If you and your partner are planning your wedding yourselves, it’s incredibly easy to get overwhelmed. Don’t let things get on top of you — ask people to help out if you need to. Whether you hire a professional wedding planner or just as your mum to help organise a few things, the weight off your shoulders will be worth it. Remember, if you need help or advice shopping for your wedding rings, you can always contact us.
Today we’re all glued to our screens on a daily basis, but don’t let this habit work its way into the most important day of your life. Turn your phone off and leave it at home. You’ll be surrounded by your friends and family all day and there’ll be a photographer snapping away, so you’ve got no need for a phone.
10. Have fun!
Being the centre of attention all day can be stressful and challenging, but don’t let it get to you. Remember that this is your wedding day. You put months of planning and preparation into it. Now’s the time to have fun and enjoy all your hard work!