Once you have decided to set the date for your big day, it can be very easy to start getting carried away with your plans. As soon as you start looking at social media, you are likely to find yourself inundated with ideas. While gathering inspiration is a good starting point, it can be very easy to allow this inspiration to cloud your original intentions for your big day. So, here are a few tips to help keep you on track.
Start With the Negatives:
Although this may seem counterintuitive, starting with the things that you know you don’t want can help you to significantly narrow down your options. Give some thought to the things that you didn’t really like about weddings you’ve attended or weddings in general. This can help you to shape your vision of what you really want. For example, you may have found formal, serious weddings stifling, so you would be more suited to something more upbeat.
Go With Your Instincts:
At some point during the planning, you will find yourself struggling to decide between some of your options. Now, is the perfect time to go with your instincts and listen to your guiding voice. You know your own mind better than anyone else, so if something makes you feel unsure, move on. However, if something clicks immediately, it is obviously right for you. This instinct can be applied to any of your planning decisions. From venues to centrepieces; if it feels good, go for it.
Love Your Choices:
When you start to plan your wedding, everyone will have their own opinions and ideas about what your wedding should be like. Well-meaning family members and friends may try to steer you towards a boring venue or taffeta, but that doesn’t mean that you are stuck with anything. You need to love your choices and express yourself in the decor, venue, food, location and all the small details. As long as you and your fiancé are happy with your decisions, that is all that matters.
You Can Break the Rules:
There are no rules for a wedding that are set in stone. If the groom wants his sister as “best man” or the bride wants to wear a figure hugging gown, anything is possible as it is your big day. The best weddings don’t worry about the rules and are just about celebrating this happy event. If you want your reception to be a great party, you may need to break a few rules. Remember that enjoyment is contagious, and if you are having a fantastic wedding day, your guests will follow suit. While great food, music, and dancing are important elements, your wedding day will be memorable for years if it has bucked convention and showcases the personalities of the bride and groom perfectly.
Planning a wedding reception can seem a little daunting, but with these tips to help guide you through the process, you can ensure that your big event is the talk of family events for years to come.