Planning a wedding is stressful, there’s no doubt about it. Even the most relaxed and chilled out personalities can find themselves going Bridezilla at times. With so much to think about and so much to do, getting it right can be overwhelming for anyone (especially since this is one of the most important days of your life!) There are some parts of wedding planning that most of us struggle with- whether it’s working out finances, deciding on a table plan to suit feuding relatives or finding a dress that’s a perfect fit. But there are others that really are enjoyable, so enjoy these moments and relish the planning process.
Your wedding stationery consists of things like invites, save the date cards, RSVPs, wedding programs and table settings amongst others. The good thing about it is you can play around with ideas much more easily than you can with other elements of the wedding planning before reaching a decision. For example, when you’re dress shopping you can try on a ton of dresses but this takes time; you might have a limited slot at the bridal boutique you’re at. When you’re deciding on a venue, you have to physically attend each place and look around, as well as work out details such as whether they will be available on your desired date. When it comes to wedding stationery, there are a few ways you could go about choosing it. You could scour ready made designs and pick something you like the look of. You could hire a designer on a site like Etsy and have something custom made. If you’re a dab hand at designing, crafts or Photoshop, you could even make your own.
The wedding cake is an element where you can bring in your personality. Whether it’s super traditional or something more modern and fun, there are few things more enjoyable in life than deciding on which beautiful wedding cake to go for! Most bakers and wedding cake shops will offer sampler sessions where you can go in and taste different types of cake they have available. And let’s face it, is there anything better than an afternoon of cake?! You will probably get the option between a couple of different flavored sponges, fruit cake, and different flavored buttercream. All you need to do is decide which you enjoy the most (and think your guests would too) and work out which flavor each tier should be.
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Wedding favors are a lovely way to thank your guests for attending your big day. After all, the average wedding guest spends a significant amount on travel, wedding clothes, hotels and possibly time off work. Your favors are something you can put together well in advance (providing they’re not perishable) you can have fun picking out the boxes or bags and the treats to go inside. If you have a smaller wedding, you could create personalized favors, or just switch them up for men, women, and children. There are loads of great ideas online so take your time with them and enjoy!
Your wedding playlist is an excellent way to reminisce over old songs with your partner, and deciding on what to include can make a fun evening with a glass of wine. You can include songs with specific memories and meanings, your favourite songs plus those that you know will get everyone up dancing. On your RSVP’s you could even ask everyone to include the name of a song they would like to hear so you know everyone will get a bit of what they like! Don’t forget to choose the song for your first dance too, this is something that will remind you of your big day forever!
It’s likely that your flowers will make up most of the decorations for your big day. And while you will probably enjoy picking them out, when they’re such a big decision (and so expensive!) it could well be an element where bridezilla makes an appearance. The wedding decorations on the other hand are something you can be more relaxed with. It could be bowls full of real goldfish, galvanised buckets filled with hand picked wildflowers, handmade decorations or something else. Either way, it’s an area where you can show your personality, have fun and ponder over when you’re planning your wedding. You could check out sites like Pinterest or bridal magazines for ideas, or choose based on your venue. For example, a glamorous wedding would look spectacular with grand candelabras, whereas a garden wedding would look gorgeous with bunting and mason jars containing tealight candles.
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