Deciding to get married is a massive decision and an immense source of happiness to a lot of people. In the days after your proposal, you may still be so consumed with excitement and contentment that you may not give much thought to the practical aspects of actually making it happen. However, as you start to get used to your new situation and realise that you’re now engaged, you will need to start considering all of the small details of the event itself. It can be overwhelming at first. The principal thing that you have to do is get the legal side sorted out. Whether you are going to get married in a religious ceremony or not, it is not an actual marriage unless it is recorded by a legal representative of the state. There is then organising a church (if you do decide to perform a religious rite) and what you’re going to wear. You then have to go about drawing up a guest list and making and sending out invitations. The organising does not stop there though. There is catering to worry about as well as a venue. You might also think about issuing a register so that your guests can buy you gifts they know you’ll like and you should also buy gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen. Finally, there is a honeymoon to worry about.
All of these things can seem like a lot of work, especially when you have to spend about £25,090 to get them all done. However, it does not need to be as stressful as it seems. Here are a few ways to make your wedding day as calm and beautiful as it should be:
- You do not need to look far to find small businesses that will be happy to take care of whole aspects of your wedding. All you need to do is consult a Wedding Listing Website to find people in your local area who can help you create the exact wedding that you want. One of the benefits of working with small business owners is that the work that they do is not ubiquitous. It is unique to them. Besides, if they are in business, they must be good at what they do. It is always good to get recommendations where you can as well.
- Rely on the people around you. The role of being a bridesmaid or a groomsman is not just a superficial, nominal position which means you get to stand near the altar during the ceremony. Those people are there to help you through what can be a difficult time. If you need to delegate, then do so. Ask their advice and allow them to support you emotionally. They are your friends, and they will help you organise the biggest, most expensive party you’ll ever throw.
- Do not let other people’s expectations affect your decisions. You do not need a massive wedding, whatever anyone tells you. If you want a small, intimate day, then go for that. Weddings can sometimes be more stressful than they need to be because the bride or groom is doing it all for someone else. Plan the wedding you want and no other.