Happy New Year! This is a refreshing time. Fresh beginnings and a new start is promised. You “said yes” and you are so excited to plan a new life with your partner. When choosing to marry, you take the fresh beginning to another level.
Now what? Working with couples, Time is now your biggest asset or liability. It is up to you to choose. Whether you are young, getting married for the first time, or choosing to renew life and love for the 2nd time, a lot of things are changing and transitioning for you both. Such as school, career changes, purchasing a home, or relocation. You will both be torn in many directions in the upcoming months.
Time management is a must! Keep your “Big Day” slotted for less hectic times. Don’t pick a date near the time for your final exams, or buy and move into a new home. Even the most organized person cannot do 2 things at one time well. You will have lots of details to handle prior to the last days before your wedding. Remove the stress to alleviate some of the drama that comes with planning a life changing event.
What last minute details will you need to handle? Things like:
A member of the wedding party cannot show up.
The flowers that were ordered did not come in as planned.
The weather is adversely affecting my outdoor wedding.
I have waited until the last minute to decide on ceremony and reception music.
Give each event in your lives the appropriate amount of time and effort. Your monetary investment deserves your full attention. Hire professionals that can advise of any obstacles that can negatively impact your special day of celebration. Their costs will be worth the money you invest in them for saving time, effort, your budget and your sanity.
Regardless if you have a beach wedding, barn wedding, traditional church wedding, or destination wedding, keep one final thought when setting your expectations: After your official ceremony, the remainder of the day is just “a party”! Enjoy it!