We realize during at the time of our first heartbreak that life is no fairytale. Love is not an easy thing and the fact that it has been portrayed so incorrectly makes it difficult for us to want to settle for anything less than ‘perfect.’ This is where we always go wrong because contrary to what television or what social media may show you, love is not perfect. Love is messy and there are arguments and there are always tears shed from time to time. However, at the end of the day when you want still want the same person lying next to you in bed, that’s how you know it is love.
When you are in love, at some point getting married just seems a given. However, planning a wedding is not so easy. Especially if you are looking to make it a large gathering. While it is a fact that every wedding day has some incidents and problems, there are things that can be done to avoid a number of these problems many months prior to the weddings i.e. during the planning stage.
A Wedding planner can be a great help during this time and they are experienced when it comes to damage control as well however, a good wedding planner is expensive and not everyone can afford to spend that much money given how a wedding itself is so expensive. So, if you plan on doing your wedding planning on your own, we will give you a heads up on what you need to avoid doing during this time.
Do not overlook planning your budget. This is a really important step since not only will this help you stay within your budget, it will also help narrow your choices down for you. If you overlook this step, you might not realize how much your total bill has piled up till it is your wedding day and you realize that you cannot afford your honeymoon.
Do not leave your guest list to the last minute. Last minute guest lists are haphazard, you tend to forget names and you do not give your guests enough time to RSVP, leaving a bad impression. You might also end up offending people that you accidentally forgot to invite as well. So, start on your guest list beforehand.
Do not leave your wedding date and venue undecided. This can become a problem since many popular venues get booked quickly and you need to get your date booked many months prior to the wedding so that it is available for you.
Decide on your caterers, florists and how you plan to execute your Wedding Photography at least 6-8 weeks before your wedding date. Also get your significant other to weigh in on these matters as well. Do not take on all the burden on your own. Your choice of Wedding Photography is also important since there are certain themes and whether you want a shoot before the wedding etc.
Lastly, do not forget to have fun. Yes, it is stressful but you only get to experience this once in your life, so make the most of it.