Your heart flutters every time you look at the rock on your ring finger. It’s true – you’re finally tying the knot! Of course, you want your wedding to be absolutely perfect – the day you will remember and cherish for the rest of your life. You have been looking at wedding magazines, and dreaming of this day for a long time. But there are just so many great ideas, it’s hard to choose. Planning a wedding, as sweet as it seems, can actually be incredibly stressful. Unless you have a crystal clear vision of what you want (and sometimes even then), it is easy to get lost and overwhelmed in the beautiful world of lace, pearls and cake. But don’t lose any of that beauty sleep! Choosing a theme or style for your wedding, and sticking to it will make your decision making considerably easier. By finding your personal wedding style, you will weed out a sea of options which, as beautiful as they are, might just not be right for you. Here are some steps to figuring out your dream wedding:
Dream On, Dreamer
Every woman has fantasized about her special day. Think about what appeals to you in weddings. Look back on weddings you have attended. What were some of the things you loved, and some you thought didn’t work, or were just plain cheesy? Free yourself of your preconceived notions about what a wedding should be like. Don’t think about other people’s expectations either. What does your ideal wedding look like? Is it a laid back beach affair? Is it a classic church wedding and an elegant reception? Do you dream of sneaking off with your partner and getting married without telling anyone? Or would you love to have a hipster barn party? Pinpoint your heart’s desire, and then try to work towards making it happen.
Look for Ideas
Of course, your wedding will be uniquely yours, but borrowing ideas doesn’t hurt either. Browse through magazines and Pinterest to tap into the creativity of others. Make a collection of ideas that work well with your overall theme. Not all of them will be doable in your circumstances or on your budget, but with a virtually endless source, you are bound to find some things that would be perfect for you. Keep a scrapbook or a folder on your computer with the best and most inspiring ideas.
Carefully Plan the Winning and Dining
Food is one of the most important aspects of any wedding. Find a reliable caterer and work with them to create a delectable menu. When looking for ideal catering, it’s essential that you choose someone who can provide tasty food, made from fresh, quality ingredients. It’s also very important that they are flexible and willing to cater for special dietary requirements of your guests.
Get the Visual Vibe Right
The visual aesthetic of your wedding needs to be in line with your overall vision, and it has to reflect your personal taste. Choose a color palette you love; decide on your favorite flowers. Ask yourself what the perfect venue for your dream wedding looks like. What if you are not much of a visual type? What if you have ideas, but no clue whether they would actually work? No worries! Consider hiring professionals to deal with all the wedding styling based on your dreams and wishes.
When planning for your big day, the most important thing to remember is: don’t panic. Careful planning will take a huge chunk of stress off your shoulders. However, you need to remember that the only thing that will truly make your wedding day perfect, is your happiness.