So the ring is firmly on your finger and you’re excitedly ploughing ahead with plans for your big day. The first thing we would like to advise you on is to step away from Pinterest, put those bridal magazines down and just stop and think about the whole experience!
Start With What Is Most Important
The very first thing to do is to think about what’s important to you both for your wedding day and how you want to feel on the day? Do you want it to be fun, heartfelt, romantic, full of surprises, respectful of traditions or one-hell-of-a-party?
Think About What You Don’t Want
Sitting down to think about what you really want from your wedding day can be scary so approach it from a less daunting angle and perhaps think about what you don’t want.
List out any of those traditional aspects usually associated with weddings that perhaps aren’t that important to you. Maybe you’re not keen on a first dance, perhaps you loathe formal dinners or don’t really have a sweet tooth.
Think About Weddings — But Not Your Own
We’ve all been to parties that we loved and those that well, perhaps we loved a little less. Think back to those days and pick out the elements that made them really work or not work so well; was it the food, the atmosphere, the entertainment? What you notice as being conducive to creating a memorable experience will shed some light on those aspects you can be focusing on for your own.
What Do You Want Your Guests To Say About It?
Finally, imagine your guests talking about your wedding day to a complete stranger. What would you want them to say about it and more importantly how would you want them to feel?
This should be a fun process, where you learn more about each other and are reminded of all those wonderful reasons you’re getting hitched in the first place. Don’t just focus on the end result, enjoy the here and now, this is all part of ‘getting married’!