When it comes to romantic relationships, one of the most romantic moments for a couple can be the moment when they get engaged. However, actually planning the wedding can sometimes be far from romantic, in fact it can be downright stressful. Here are some ideas for couples who want to make planning a wedding just as enjoyable as the thought of the wedding itself.
Understand that all who are supporting you and helping with your wedding are doing it out of love, as you should show them respect and appreciate what they are doing for you. Do not become a “bridezilla”, as this can alienate a lot of people and put a damper on the days leading up to your wedding.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a great wedding. Many churches and religious buildings charge nominal or no fee at all. If you keep your guest list small, and avoid a meal time wedding, you can pull off a spectacular event on a very small budget.
If you want a unique reception, get cuisine that centers around a certain ethnic theme. Think outside the traditional choices of chicken or steak. Variety is the spice of life and it is sure to make your wedding dinner something to remember!
Consider having an alcohol-free reception to alleviate the worries that inebriated guests can cause. If you do choose to go this route, make sure to offer many beverage options to your guests including soda, water, coffee, and tea so they don’t feel like they’re going to get parched. Having a homemade fruit punch served in a fountain can make a gorgeous centerpiece for your catering table!
Make sure to include healthy food options for your reception. You might have a vegetarian in attendance or someone who’s just trying to lose weight. Be sure to supply them with options they can enjoy. Vegetables, cooked or raw, and fruit for dessert, will go a long way for anyone who wants to eat something that won’t pack on the pounds.
Consider buying shape-enhancing garments to wear under your wedding dress. You can buy bodysuits which slim your legs, raise your bottom, flatten your stomach and boost up your bust, giving you the perfect figure to accent the beauty of your gown. They can be expensive but you can always wear them again for any occasion that warrants it.
As you are planning your wedding and stressing about the cost and details, take some time to talk to some of your recently-married friends, both female and male, to help put things in perspective. Ask what the best and worst aspect of the day was for them, what they wished they had invested more time and money in and what, in retrospect, was a waste of effort. If you can get some feedback from those who have been through it before you, you can save a lot of heartache freaking out about the color of the tissue insert in your invitations and deal with what really matters.
If you are a maid of honor or best man in a wedding, you may want to consider writing your speech before the wedding. Having to think of what to say on the spot can cause you embarrassment and pressure. Make sure to include what you like about the newlyweds and what they mean to you.
A couple that keeps these tips in mind will probably find that planning their wedding brings them closer together. Learning to plan a wedding together is a great way to build the foundation for planning a marriage and a life together. These tips will help any couple invest not just in having a romantic wedding, but also in having a successful long-term romantic relationship.