How To Make Planning A Wedding As Stress Free As Possible.November 15, 2021
It’s that time of year when future brides may start to get ever so slightly obsessed about the big day on the horizon. And who can blame them? It’s one of the most important days of your life. Planning your nuptials may be wrought with stresses you never knew existed; but the joy it brings when it all comes together far outweighs all of that. Weddings are being planned the world over, and bridal parties will be going into overdrive when it comes to finalising the details.
There are a few elements of a wedding that unite us all. Despite the desire to make yours as individual as you are, some of the planning process is likely to follow a similar theme. Let’s take a look at some of the things that bring brides together, and we can point you in the right direction to make those finishing touches unique to you and your big day.
Where Should I Have The Ceremony?
- Depending on your religious persuasion, family traditions and personal preferences, you will need to decide whether you favour a ceremony in a religious setting, in a swanky hotel, a sandy beach or anywhere else that reflects your personalities. Will the ceremony be in the same place as the reception? If not, you will need to factor in transport from venue to venue too. Many brides find that the location of the marriage ceremony itself sets the scene for the rest of the day. Formal and fancy? Beachy and boho? Define your theme and the rest of your plans will start to take shape.
Where Shall I Have The Party?
- Budget allowing, the world is your oyster. And if it’s oysters you want, have them! You might prefer a formal, sit-down affair, or you may favour a relaxed buffet style feast. Venues will be able to cater for most tastes, and you should get the opportunity to sample what they have to offer before you decide. Will there be music, moonlight, love and romance (guaranteed)? Then grab those new shoes, and dance!!! Just make sure you have enough space to accommodate all those budding Fred Astaire’s and Ginger Rogers.
What Should I Wear?
- Obviously, you have the entire bridal party to consider, but one of the more important choices you will make, and possibly one of the most emotional, will be your outfit. These days, anything goes. Dress, trouser suit, deep sea divers’ getup – we’ve seen it all. Your outfit of choice should reflect your personality and compliment your venue. If you’ve never been a fan of fussy, formal attire then it’s probably not a good idea to choose something you might feel restricted and uncomfortable in. You want to enjoy your day, so bear that in mind when you’re finalising your outfit. Take this time to try on lots of different styles. You won’t know what looks best on you until you see yourself in it.
How Can I Look My Best?
- When you’ve spent so much time on every other aspect of your day you will want to make sure you have never looked better. Hair, make-up and beauty treatments are a must, but what about something more permanent? Botox and fillers are ever popular in the lead up to a bride’s big day, but some are using their wedding as an opportunity to fix those things that have always bothered them. Maybe you have a hang up about the shape of your nose; perhaps your dress will sit a little better if your breasts were larger, maybe a little liposuction would add to the hard work you’ve put in with diet and exercise. This is a day when you will be photographed from every angle, and you will want to look your very best. The wedding make-over is growing in popularity in the US, so it’s likely to become something of a trend in the UK too.
Can I Still Have A Honeymoon?
- So, you look great, you feel great, the day was a roaring success – what next? A well-deserved honeymoon is usually the answer. With restrictions on many travel options at the moment you might find yourself rethinking your original plans. There has been a huge rise in domestic travel during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many couples are taking the opportunity to explore areas of their native land that they might otherwise never have considered. Whether you decide to say closer to home so that you can honeymoon immediately following the wedding, or you choose to put it on hold until restrictions are lifted, you’ll have plenty of choice. You might opt for a chilled-out couple of weeks at a spa, or perhaps you prefer a more dynamic, adrenaline fuelled escape. The honeymoon deserves to reflect your personality as a couple as much as the day itself.
So, there you have it. Not a fully comprehensive list of everything you need to consider, but hopefully it covers the basics. Remember, this should be an enjoyable experience, not a chore. Try to enjoy the process and don’t lose sight of the reason you’re doing it. A wedding is a cause for celebration. If you are well prepared and organised, the day will fly by, so make a point of remembering every moment.