Tc and I are getting married this year in September.
With all the wedding prep and excitement there has been a few learning curves along the way.
Weddings are not just an event, they include bringing two families together, emotions, traditions and the family politics that comes with that.
Here is a list of the things we have learnt thus far:
1. It’s our wedding day, everyone and yes, everyone will have an opinion and they will but you do not need to take everything people say into consideration;
2. With that said I have learnt to say “No”: saying no to family can be one of the hardest things to do but by setting boundaries you communicate how you would like things to be done and it should be respected;
3. You can’t please everyone!!!
4. Compromise as said a wedding is the commitment of two people, we both have different tastes and likes so the wedding is the beginning of learning to compromise with your partner. Decide what is most important to you and your partner and what is not but don’t be surprised at all if decor isn’t at the top of your hubby-to-be’s list.
5. Communicate: Tc and I have made time to discuss wedding details, we made time at least once a week to go through our to-do lists and to mention any issues (or wins) that arose;
6. Go on dates: talking about the wedding all the time can become overwhelming so we enjoy spending quality time together like watching a movie, going out for a meal and going for a walk;
7. Keep track of all your wedding details: We have drawn up a budget with all our vendors to keep track of how much was quoted and how much was spent, our ever-changing seating charts, order of events and guests contact details is available all on one document that is regularly updated;
8. The budget will keep increasing: Besides the VAT increase, the quotations are normally drawn up a year in advance so take into consideration the annual price increase;
9. Talk to a friend/s: My bridesmaids have really been there for me to talk to and it really was a plus that my matron of honor is married and we have been best friends for over 15 years so who better to vent to than to someone who has already been through the process before – always learn from the mistakes and wins of others;
10. Most importantly enjoy planning your wedding (or at least try to): My dress consultant told me when fitting my wedding dress it will be over before I know it therefore it is imperative that you enjoy the experience and spending extra time with your loved ones;
Are you planning a wedding or have you just gotten married? What is/ was the most challenging and memorable things whilst planning your wedding?
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