There are lots of things you should know before you start planning your wedding. If you are reading this blog post, then congratulations, it’s highly likely that you are engaged and looking for some wedding inspiration and advice! Once you have gotten over the excitement of the proposal, you need to get your thinking cap on and get down to business, because out of all life’s parties and celebrations, weddings can be the toughest to organise! Not only to do you have to worry about getting yourself ready for the big day, but you also need to keep in mind the people you are inviting and the overall budget. If you don’t go into it prepared, then things can get out of hand very quickly! Here are some things you should know before you start planning your wedding.
1. You Won’t Stop Talking about It
Even if you don’t want to be that girl who talks about nothing but her wedding, you are definitely going to be doing that! You just need to accept the fact that planning a wedding is going to take over your life for a short period of time, and that means that you will be sharing information and stories related to it with anyone who has an ear close by!
2. Quiet Middle Period
With wedding planning, it’s fair to say that everything happens at the beginning and everything happens at the end, and the in-between time is this weird kind of period of waiting that can sometimes make you feel like you aren’t being productive. You will get all of your major planning done in the first few weeks and months, and it’s after that they people get in danger of going overboard just to make themselves feel busy. Hold back and try to keep things nice and demure!
3. New Wedding Email Address
If you decide to attend a few wedding expos before making decisions, then it can really pay off to create a new email address to give to vendors and businesses because they really like to bombard you with spam and offers! Having all of your wedding stuff in one special area can help you to separate it from your every day and working life, and it can feel more streamlined in your mind.
4. Prepare for Baby Questions
Not content that you are just getting married, people are going to start asking you baby and pregnancy questions right off the bat! It’s best to just let them slide over you because you really don’t need that extra hassle whilst you are trying to organise the best day of your life! Don’t get annoyed that they are asking you about babies rather than your wedding, because the more stressed out you are, the less fun your wedding planning is going to be. Just give them a generic answer and move along with your day.
5. Everyone’s an Expert
Be prepared to be bombarded with tips and advice from every single person that you know, even the ones who aren’t actually married! Everybody thinks that they are an expert when it comes to ceremony and party planning, so stay strong and make sure that you only follow the advice that you like rather than trying to make everyone happy and feeling helpful. At the end of the day, the only couple getting married at your wedding is your and your bae, so it doesn’t matter what other people think would be a good idea!