Quick overview to keep your feet (somewhat!) on the ground.
It is such an important event in your lives. You are committing to the one you love for the rest of your lives. Many think of a house, many of children but one priority that many women have is their Wedding day.
As times have changed a rise to the elaborate weddings has evolved, some brides want ‘the something different element’ at their wedding and there are plenty of great ideas out there, there are of course the brides who just want everything right and once they know everything is in place they just let it all happen and enjoy the day. Have you ever thought of what type of a bride you were or are going to be?
The most important thing to remember is to enjoy all the preparations and especially the day.
There are the brides out there that eat, sleep and breathe weddings. It is the topic of every conversation whether started out that way. All I can say to that is STOP! You will drive everyone one, including yourself mad and if they are not saying it to you they are thinking it.
Of course it is fine to talk about it and find out opinions if you need help with anything but do not think that it is the only thing that is happening in the world. By the time your wedding comes around everyone will wishing it was over already and then when it is over you could go into mild depression as the event you put all your time and interest into is over and you do not know what to do with your self.
The first thing to do when you get engaged is to do up a guest list this will then let you know what venues are an option with the numbers that you have. From here get brochures, availability and a show around of the prospective venues. After this you need to sit down and go through you options with the number of guests you are having and your budget.
Here is a good time for you can write down the services which are a must for you and then follow up in the weeks to come and get prices and samples from these different services. There are a great selection out there, very talents people, aiming to please. Talk to the different services and go and see them and let them know what your tastes are – every bride is very different and they love to hear what your preferences are- as long as you are not telling them their job as some brides get a little too involved… – remember they are the professionals!
When you decide on a date you have to ensure that the church/registrar is available too. During all of this make sure you get a folder and keep all your ideas, quotes and photos in it – you will be surprised the amount of work involved if there are specific services you want when trying to source them and then trying to put it together.
There is help out there - great wedding web sites such as www.SimplyWeddings.Com which can give you great advice on all wedding topics and a chat room too. The Wedding Magazines are also a great resource for ideas for your wedding, a great one is Wedding Irish Style, with a Clare lady as the editor Jacinta O’Brien, why wouldn’t it be one of Ireland top magazines? Or you can of course go down the route of hiring a wedding planner. It really is becoming very popular as people lives are so busy and why not put your hands into the professionals for this important event in your lives. They can help with as little or as much as you need and you do not lose control over the run of your day. They relieve you of stress, save you time and in many cases money as they keep you with in your budget. Like other services there are many new wedding planners that do not have the experience and just like the sound of the job- so get references and ask how you can benefit by having a wedding planner. Even if you just wanted a wedding planner to do on the day coordination or decorate and theme the room. Options are endless, but remember before you get too excited - you budget for many is not endless a