Your wedding day is likely to be the best day of your life, or at least the most important and biggest you will have had up to that point. However, that does not mean it is plain sailing once your good man has got down on one knee and proposed (or whatever way he, or you, did it). There is a lot that can, and often does go wrong, that can put a dampener on the big day.
The last thing you want is anything to mar the memories you want to have of that day you became Mrs Whatever-he’s-called, right? In the following post we will look at 5 great tips to help ensure your wedding day is as dreamy, beautiful and romantic as you have always imagined it would be. Okay, it may not include the flying carpet from Aladdin as your mode of transport and you may not be marring George Clooney, but these are realistic tips.
Start Planning as Early as Possible
The earlier you start planning your big day, the easier and less stressful it will be when it arrives. You will have enough time to make sure you have everything sorted that needs to be sorted and can make any changes to your plans long enough in advance. Planning early will also keep you calm, relaxed and on top of everything, which will also reduce the chances of you forgetting something vitally important. The very first things you need to work out when planning your wedding are the budget, venue and estimated guest list.
Calculate and Set Aside Your Budget
The budget is vitally important and working out what you can afford will help determine everything in the planning stages. Whether you are looking at buying a designer dress or extravagant wedding venue in the heart of London, everything should be set clearly out in your budget. Don’t make a budget and then go off-piste as the romance and excitement takes over. You need to stick to it. Allow some wiggle room in the expenses for the extras that can easily be forgotten, such as gifts, beauty treatment costs and alterations to your dress. If you have money set aside for absolutely everything from the very beginning, you will not feel pressured when you need to find money to pay for things as the day approaches.
Get Help When You Need IT
You may feel like your ca handle everything on your own. But it is sometimes better to get help, where possible as weddings can be tough to organise. Friends and relatives will undoubtedly want to help where they can. You may be surprised by how much they may enjoy it.
Make Sure You Feel confident in Your Dress
The last thing you want is to find yourself feeling uncomfortable in your wedding dress on the morning of the big day. That will just leave you feeling pressured and not the beautiful, glowing bride you envisioned. You need to make sure you feel confident in your dress long before the big day comes. This goes back to planning early. If you arrange your wedding dress with plenty of time in advance, you have enough time to make changes and familiarise yourself with how it feels on, before you have to wear it in front of your guests and your husband-to-be.
Don’t Forget the Wedding Photographer
Although you may keep the wedding dress in your wardrobe, wrapped up as a memento and you’ll have your gorgeous new husband to spend the rest of your life with, you will want videos and photos of the big day to remember it. So, it is crucial that you make the right choice about the wedding photographer you choose and book them as soon as you can. You need to find one that has a many years’ worth of experience and understands what you are looking for from your wedding photography.