Planning a wedding should be one of life’s great pleasures; after all, you are making plans for a day to celebrate your love. However, many people find themselves less enjoying the process and more becoming stressed out. There can be all sorts of reasons for that, starting with trying to meet other people’s demands rather than focusing on what makes you and your fiance happy and another big one is finances. With that in mind, we are going to take a look at some of the steps you can take to de-stress your wedding plans and build positive anticipation.
The first problem when it comes to planning a wedding is getting the right date. As soon as you get engaged you will quickly find that everyone and their dog has an opinion about when and where you should get married. This is, of course, no help to you because the date of your wedding is a deeply personal decision. The actual day may have special meaning to your relationship or you both prefer to target a certain season like spring or winter. So this is the first time that you can take steps to put your foot down and make it clear that this wedding is going to suit the couple’s wants and desires.
That doesn’t mean you have to be rude or dismissive, but be strong when people try to sway your decision over the date based on their needs or perceptions of what others might think. You should also be in touch with the potential locations for your wedding so you can be sure that you can book the date or period that you are keen to marry.
One of the aspects of planning a wedding that can often present a surprising cost is that of a photographer. The reason for this is that for most of our daily lives we wouldn’t normally hire a professional photographer, so we have no real barometer to assess how much they cost. Be prepared for their price to be more than you have budgeted and also to negotiate. If you are getting married on a weekday or in a non-busy period, a lot of photographers will be willing to discuss different terms to the ones on their website.
In addition, don’t be scared to trust your guests to take lots of photographs. Their quality won’t be anywhere near the same as the professionals, but they will capture a side of the wedding that you might not get to see. Having a mixture of photos showing you both the professional eye and the personal experience of your guests is a great thing to enjoy after the event.
Another area of the wedding that you will get a lot of unsolicited opinions is when it comes to the music part of the evening. You want to make sure everyone gets up, dances, and has a good time, but you don’t need to know of everyone who has a mate in a band or who is a DJ. There are plenty of options out there for you to decide upon, so try not to encourage people to offer you their own two cents unless you trust their taste explicitly. If you want a band then visit this page to get an overview of the broad range available to you. Alternatively, you can also be your own DJ by using streaming services like Spotify to build a playlist with your partner.