Planning a wedding is a task as gargantuan as any. Whether you’re planning it yourself, hiring a wedding planner, or entrusting everything to your mother, it takes time and a lot of effort to make your dream wedding into reality. There’s a lot of things to consider, such as your budget, your schedule, your preferences – the list goes on and on. It’s enough to drive anyone up the wall. But by focusing on the task at hand, you’re likely to succeed. It’s just a matter of knowing how.
To Budget – That Is The Answer
The first thing that any engaged couple about to walk down the aisle should do is budget. This can be done by pooling your resources collectively and determining how much you can both spare for the big day. You should also take into consideration your parents’ contribution, if any.
Why budget exactly? For one thing, it serves as a springboard for you to jump from. For another, it keeps you in check. After all, you don’t want to spend more than what you can afford on your wedding. It’s not a good idea to start the rest of your life together with massive debts to pay for a much too extravagant wedding.
You have to remember that your wedding isn’t all about you. It’s about your partner, too. So before you can monopolize all the wedding trappings, think again. You might want a big wedding, but your partner might have something smaller in mind. You might want to have an enchanted ball theme, but your partner might prefer a wedding on a beautiful beach. It might seem like a no-win situation, but it’s not.
So how do you work around this seemingly serious predicament? The key is to compromise. It’s just a matter of meeting each other halfway. Instead of inviting everyone you’ve ever met since birth, you can limit the number of your guests to family and friends who’ve meant a lot to you over the years. You might not have the big wedding you wanted, but it’s still not just a little ceremony in city hall with only your parents in attendance. Instead of an indoor ball or a beach wedding, you can again meet halfway and have a poolside party.
Make A List, Check It Twice
When planning a wedding, it’s so easy to get carried away. You can get lost in the planning and preparations without even knowing it, which could be quite a disaster when you have a limited budget or have some very specific preferences in mind. The easiest way to stay on track and on schedule is to keep a comprehensive list of the things you need to do and the things you need to get done. This is also a good way of keeping track of your progress as you go along and making sure that no detail is overlooked.
Indeed, with sufficient focus on your wedding planning, you’re bound to have a very successful ceremony and reception in your hands. Now that’s the stuff that happy endings are made of.