A mistake many brides make is buying into the wedding industries list of things every wedding must have to be beautiful. The truth is, what makes your wedding a memorable and special day isn’t following a checklist of essentials. It’s making your wedding your own. Of course, you want your big day to be just how you’ve always dreamed it would be. But that doesn’t mean you have to follow the rules of having a perfect wedding – be unique and go your own way.
It’s your big day
The most important thing is to understand that it’s yours’ and your partner’s big day, no one else’s. If you try to please other people, you’ll only end up not being able to do what you want to. It’s nice to take other people’s ideas into account, but you don’t have to follow them. It’s your day, no one else’s, and it’s important to remember that.
The first thing you need to do is mindmap ideas. Sit down with your partner and create a mind map of ideas for your wedding. If you’ve got a wedding board on your Pinterest, use this for inspiration. If not, search ‘wedding’ on Pinterest and use what comes up to get ideas. The most important thing when wedding planning is to organise a wedding that you and your partner love.
Start getting organised
Once you know what type of wedding you want, the next step is to start getting organised. Don’t be afraid to pick a non-traditional wedding venue or use non-traditional vendors, make your day what you want it to be. If you’re stuck for ideas for venues and vendors, check out the Wedding Directory website. On here there are plenty of ideas of places that are ideal for weddings, many of which are interesting and unique.
When looking around a venue, envisage your wedding there. Ask yourself, would celebrating your nuptials there make you happy? If the answer is no, keeping looking for somewhere that you love the look and feel of. If you love the place, then consider booking it. As for your vendors, don’t be afraid to ask for example of their work before booking them. This is important if you want to ensure that your big day is as amazing as you dreamed it would be.
Plan out your day in detail
Planning the day of your dreams takes just that – lots of planning. So to ensure that your day is just as you imagined it would be, take the time to plan it out in detail. Don’t just presume everyone will know what you want doing when, so it’s a good idea to create a detailed plan for your special day.
That way, you can ensure that your wedding goes exactly, as you hoped it would. The speeches will be at the right time, the fireworks will go off as and when they’re meant to, and the band will start playing once the meal is over. To ensure everything goes to plan, it’s best to have a schedule in place for your big day.
So there you have it, how to make your big day, special in its own way.
Submitted on behalf of Modern Weddings