The Do's And Don'ts When Planning A WeddingWedding
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It's no secret every girl has constructed a dream wedding in her head, willing to fight tooth and nail for it when it comes time to get married. And if you're a bride-to-be, we're sure you're also aware of the inevitable stress coming your way, but don't revert to panic mode just yet. Allow these simple do's and don'ts to guide you towards a wonderful wedding, and you'll be surprised how such tiny factors can make the largest differences.
1. Try Everything Beforehand
You've picked out your dream dress, bought matching accessories and found the perfect pair of shoes. It's all going swimmingly well, but you shouldn't just stop there. Try the entire ensemble at least once before the big day, ensuring everything matches beautifully and no alterations have to be made. Practise walking in your heels too, seasoning them for a more comfortable fit.
2. Sticking To Your Budget
It's absolutely normal to get excited when planning your wedding, especially when you're thrown a bunch of terrific options to choose from. But keep in mind the budget you and your fiancé have set, ensuring you never stray from it. If your top choices seem to be a little too expensive, try negotiating with vendors. You never know, some may agree to a good deal!
3. Reconfirming Details
Once you've prepared and ordered everything, it's time to take a breather. But only for a moment. Because nearing the wedding you should probably call all your vendors to reconfirm the details, being as specific as you can so there is no miscommunication.
4. Enjoy The Process
There will be stress, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun during the planning process. If you feel too overwhelmed, take a step back and remind yourself not to sweat the small stuff. Then, immerse yourself in joyous thoughts about the wondrous journey you're about to embark on, allowing yourself to actually enjoy this time while you're engaged.
5. Bridesmaid Support
You've picked your best pals as bridesmaids, so you know you can count on them no matter what. Run through every detail with them before the wedding, and prepare a typed out schedule, providing them with something to refer to. You won't have any time to worry on the actual day, so leave all tasks to your bridesmaids, and trust that they have your back.
6. Spend Time With Your Family
The night before the wedding, spend some quality time with your family. Gather everyone for a meal, then bask in each other's company for the rest of the night. Retelling old stories and having a good laugh together will not only create a warm atmosphere, but help calm any pre wedding jitters as well.
7. Letters To Each Other
Prepare an appreciative and sincere letter for your groom, and have him prepare one for you too. On the morning of the wedding, read through it, allowing yourself a wonderful start to your big day. A loving reminder of why you both chose to commit with bring nothing but additional happiness to the ceremony!
8. Smile & Have Fun
You've done all you could before the wedding, so don't even spare a moment to fret over the tiny things that go wrong on the actual day. Just laugh, have fun and indulge in the feeling of being newly married. Absorbing every spectacular moment of your big day is the only thing you should be concerned about!
9. Thank You Notes
Show your appreciation for the people who have helped out, by sending thank you notes after your wedding and honeymoon. Handwritten ones are the sincerest method of doing so, something we believe will truly touch the hearts of the receivers.
No matter how tempting a day at the beach may seem, don't do it if your wedding day is just around the corner. You may potentially end up getting sunburnt, or even end up with raw and itchy skin. That won't look the least bit pleasant, much less turn out pretty in all your wedding photographs.
2. Too Much DIY
You may not always be able to find decorations which suit your requirements to a T, but refrain from going too crazy if you've decided to take the DIY route instead. Overestimating the amount of time you can spare for DIY segments may possibly leave you feeling frustrated in the end, and that's the last thing you should be feeling when preparing for such a happy day!
3. Change Your Skincare Routine
Don't change your skincare routine just because someone recommended a novel product or you read something off the internet. Experimenting like that may lead to adverse results, especially if your skin gets easily allergic. It's much safer to stick to your trusty skincare routine, since it has served you well thus far.
4. Compromise Sleep
We know time is extremely valuable when it comes to planning a wedding, especially as you're approaching the tail end of preparations. Never compromise your eight hours of sleep though, because you definitely want to look fresh and radiant on your wedding day, and beautiful skin requires a healthy dose of sleep on a regular basis.
5. Reveal Your Outfit
We know it's tough keeping your squeals in when you've found a gorgeous gown, but prevent yourself from letting others have a peek or uploading any portion of it onto social media. There's more wow factor when every guest sees your wedding dress for the first time as you walk down the aisle, so it's best to keep your wedding outfit a secret.
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