Did you know that your wedding day is one of the most important and beautiful days in life, but at the same time one of the most stressful life events? A recent Zola study of 500 couples reports that 40% of them label wedding planning as immensely stressful, and 71% thought it was tenser than other large-scale events, like getting a new job.
Also, results from research with 15,000 couples show our planning traditions have changed compared to the past. Nowadays, brides-to-be say they plan their wedding themselves compared to brides-to-be 10 years ago who relied on a wedding planner. When it comes to grooms, it seems that they are helping out with the wedding organization more than they used to.
Once you are familiar with everything that involves planning a wedding, you’ll organize it quicker. So, even though we think we hold all the threads in our hands, there is always a step around the corner that we didn’t plan. This article will show you the most important things you need to devote time to, to make your day truly special.
1. Choosing the Right Wedding Venue
Choosing a wedding venue is the most important step and that’s why it takes the number one on our list. The whole atmosphere of the wedding will depend on the wedding venue. This is the exact reason why couples choose to travel to faraway destinations. It’s the wedding venue that will stay most remembered.
If you’re an adventurous type you can choose a relaxed venue by the beach in Bali or somewhere on the coast of Mexico. On the other hand, if you’re into history you can go on and pick a palace or a museum in the heart of Europe. For a mixture of both, there are plenty of wedding packages at Rose Hall in Jamaica that you can choose from!
2. Save the Date
Choose a date that means something to you! It might be the season you love or some important date, like a birthday or a relationship anniversary. If you consider choosing your anniversary date, your wedding date will be the same as your dating anniversary. Or perhaps you’re expecting a newborn? If so, think about whether you want the wedding before or after the little one is born. Bear in mind that carrying an infant could throw a massive wrench into your works, so plan your wedding at least a few weeks (or months) before or after the baby is due.
3. Music and Entertainment
We all want our favorite music to be played on our big day, right? This is why choosing music is something very personal, and you should choose it for yourself. The offer today is truly varied, from classical music, to rock bands and famous DJs. Most of the time, the newlyweds opt for a more commercial environment, however, be sure to select what suits you best.
It is also essential to arrange your desired and forbidden playlists. This way you won’t leave any space for unwanted music. Make sure to check out how the band sounds and looks in different surroundings before you pick them for your wedding. In the end, music is the way to communicate with guests and make your wedding fun and lively. So, make sure you make the right choice.
4. All That Delicious Food! Yummy…
Make sure to adjust your choice of food to the time of year, in order to keep it fresh. If it’s summer, it’s a good idea to have more fruit and to keep cold water bottles at more points. Although there are generally not many, keep an eye out for guests with special eating habits, allergies, or diets. Make sure that they have a special menu or that they can choose something for themselves. In doing so, you will show them that they are important to you and that you are grateful for their presence.
5. Wedding Dress & Suit
The biggest challenge for every bride is the wedding dress. So, make sure you buy a few fashion magazines, visit more wedding dress parlors, and try out the best models that suit your taste before making a choice. Bring along a person who is close to you and will help you out. Your wedding dress should accentuate your figure and personality. Once you are in the search, you can ask a professional or a shop assistant to help you make the wedding dress fit perfectly. Don’t forget to take a picture of yourself in the wedding dress, so you can choose the right shoes and jewelry.
A man has to feel good and also know that he looks good in his suit. It should be chosen according to his body constitution. You can recognize a quality suit the moment you see it. If you are convinced of its quality and price, keep an eye out for small trifles. Make sure all the buttons and seams are sewn well.
6. Wedding Rings
When buying a ring, you have to pay attention to its size, design, and type. The wedding ring is an important piece of your wedding story because you’ll wear it for a lifetime. So do not skimp on its quality, strength, and durability.
The ring has to represent your personality and it must be worthy of your marriage. Also, when looking for the right ring, don’t buy it at the first jewelry store you go into. Take a walk. You will see that the offer is huge, and once you take a glimpse of the right one, you’ll just know it.
7. Wedding Invitations
The visual identity of entertainment is the graphic solution to all of our ideas, desires, daydreams, and plans. This is when wedding invitations get into the game. With these little graphics, we are present in every detail, at every table, in every memory. These decisions can be a little tougher, but every effort is worth it. The more special the invitation, the higher the expectations of your guests. Then you will work on surpassing them with the choice of venue, music, and atmosphere.
In the end, we’d like to mention that your wedding will go so much smoother with professional help in the mix. So, if a wedding planner is within your budget, don’t wait anymore. We hope that the above-mentioned steps will help you find more enjoyment in the wedding planning process while maintaining your sanity through it all!