This is a heartfelt plea – a plea to all brides out there planning their weddings with the ambitious gusto of the Energizer bunny. The brides that are treating their wedding like an Olympic sport, and the ones that are letting their wedding take over their life (and everyone’s lives around them). This may be harsh but I say this with love – please, stop sucking the fun out of your wedding!
Weddings are an exciting time filled with plenty of anticipation and joy. It’s a huge deal not only for the couple getting married but for their friends and family as well. With so many people involved in such a big life event, we often find ourselves in situations where we are surrounded by high emotions and stress, so good communication is essential in keeping everyone happy and informed.
Every couple getting married knows – weddings are expensive. From flowers to music to stationery, and your wedding venue – everything adds up. Of course, you want to save money where ever you can, but cutting corners too tightly can create an entirely new set of problems. It really comes down to compromise – saving in a few areas and splurging in others is a great way to find a balance between price and your wedding vision.
Wedding décor is by far the one area of a bride’s budget that can easily get out of control. Between all the pretty stuff like flowers, table linens, and specialty chairs, getting swayed by temptation and sticking to your budget can be difficult. With so much inspiration out there, what is a bride to do! Pinterest alone could cause even the most disciplined bride to fall of the wedding budget wagon.
Every bride out there knows that wedding planning can be challenging at times. Some brides would even go as far as saying they became a different person and did things they never thought they would do while planning their wedding. Handling all of the emotions that come with being a bride-to-be can take many girls by surprise. Even if you are able to stay cool and enjoy the planning process, there will be times where you feel a little stressed and overwhelmed.
At the top of every engaged couple’s to-do list is finding the perfect wedding venue. Some couples know exactly which venue they’d like to host their wedding at from the moment they get engaged, while some of you may not have a clue as to what you want and what is even available to you in your area. The wedding venue is the first thing you will book as a newly engaged couple and it sets the tone for the overall feel for your wedding day.
As the saying goes, you can’t choose your family.
Every family is unique and has their own set of struggles. I’ve planned many weddings – and every wedding, no matter what, will have a little bit (and sometimes a heck of a lot) of family drama. No matter how close you are with your family, everyone has to deal with the dynamics at some point during the planning of their wedding.
So you want to have an outdoor wedding? Outdoor weddings are beautiful – nothing is lovelier than a sunny day with a gorgeous white tent set up in an outdoor landscape. Then there are the mosquitoes, oh and the rain. Let’s not forget about the wind. And the heat. Oh and the cold. And the fact that you have to build a venue from the ground up – which requires kitchen space, tables, chairs, bars, a dance floor, washrooms, power, parking…the list goes on. Suddenly that little casual inexpensive backyard wedding you wanted to have is way over budget and has you more stressed out than any bride should be.