You’re engaged. Now comes the flood of to-do’s, checklists and experts all telling you the best way to plan a wedding.
Take a step back. Breathe. Let’s Unplan for a moment.
Before you start any planning – ask yourself:
What is the MOST important thing to you as a couple?
Your Answer will decide how your day looks.
Is it Family? Food? Time alone together? Or is it traditions?
- If Family is your answer, then maybe your parents and siblings and nieces and nephews will take the place of your bridal party, and encircle you as you utter your vows.
- If Food: you might want to compromise on the number of guests in order to move your reception to your favourite local restaurant, and feast on the best charcuteries, local wines and cheeses.
- Do you value your relationship most? You might want to elope on the shore of the ocean, or on your family land. Alone or with a select few – your day should be all about you two.
Make the Day Your Own
Get rid of anything that you don’t love, or that doesn’t have meaning to you.
You don’t have to toss a bridal bouquet, or light a unity candle, or give out wedding favours if you don’t want to.
Simplicity allows you to really enjoy each moment.
(for each other)
Whatever your Wedding will be, make the most of the time you have together. You only get to do this once.
Write each other love notes.
Schedule in time alone together (let your photographer come along).
Relax. Breathe. Enjoy the Moment.
Maybe grab a coffee.
If you want a stress free wedding day, then you must leave plenty of time in the schedule for everything.
USE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER to plan the schedule – they are your best resource for planning.
And when all is said and done, your love at your side, the best will be still yet to come.
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.”Maya Angelou