So you’re engaged, now what? It’s time to plan your wedding! From my experience, very few couples actually enjoy the wedding planning process. Typically, the bride is the one who is “in charge” of planning the wedding. I’ve had some of my brides delegate a few responsibilities to the grooms, for various reasons, mostly because they can’t handle planning the entire wedding on their own while dominating the world 🙂 I find planning the wedding gets a little crazy one month before the wedding, I get all kinds of calls, especially from the grooms “I’m losing her” one groom said to be a week or so before the wedding. So how do you survive planning a wedding? Hiring me of course! lol. Here are my 3 C’s of Wedding Planning:
1. Consideration – consider everyone involved. From your parents to the youngest member of your wedding. What are their concerns? How can you make them comfortable? Of course you can’t please everyone, but do your best to keep them comfortable, while still having your dream wedding. Consider logistics, do you have guests with mobility issues? How much time is there between the ceremony and the reception? Planning ahead will save you and your guests a lot of stress.
2. Communication – I cannot stress this enough! Communication between yourself and partner and any other person you consider important to your wedding. Share ideas openly, but most importantly, listen. Find out what is important to your partner, what are things that are “must haves” for your wedding. Communicate openly and honestly.
3. Compromise – understanding that you may not be able to have everything you want and that it’s ok is really the key to wedding planning. Your budget most often will determine what you can and can’t have. It is imperative you find a balance between your wants and your needs. What really matters at end of it all? That you’ve married the love of your life and you get to spend forever with them … the carriage will turn into a pumpkin at the ending of your wedding, but you will still have your prince charming 🙂