Although wedding ceremonies are a special moment in one’s life, most people have a hard time wrapping their heads around planning the event. This is mainly based on the amount of work that seems to surround wedding planning. But we always tell our clients that weddings don’t have to be stressful. In fact, we stress the importance on keeping it simple because at the end of the day, it’s simply about celebrating the union of two people. We try to let them know that it’s not about creating what you see in the movies because in reality, the industry spends millions of dollars on the production. Rather, it’s about spending the time with each other and friends and family. So here are our tips to keep your wedding simple.
1) Don’t blow all the cash on the dress
Just because the wedding dress is the center piece of a wedding, it’s more about you – the person – rather than the dress. You don’t have to break the bank to buy a beautifully wedding dress. There are plenty to choose from. Plus, by spending less on the dress, you can spend more to tailor, add accessories, and to style your hair for that complete, unique look.
2) Don’t get attached to specific design
We get it – you see a certain design or imagine your wedding in a certain theme, but when it comes to execution, it almost always never turns out the way you imagine. Don’t get caught up in perfection. The reality is that weddings are never perfect, but they always turn out to be a memorable experience that you will look back and smile. So don’t get attached to superficial details, because those hardly matter years down the road. What matters is the experience.
3) Send invites out early
Allow your guests the time to prepare. They’ll also have lots to prepare to attend your wedding. Some may need to buy clothes, book airfare and transportation, book hotels, and take time off work. It’s also a generally a good idea to make a call to very personal invitees to let them know about the invitation. Your guests will appreciate this courtesy and they will, together with you, make the event memorable.
4) Share duties
You are the commander of your own wedding. You are the one who will get your boat safely to shore. So as a couple, you will divide the duties and set deadlines for yourselves while keeping communication with each other about wedding specifics. But make sure you take a break from wedding planning too before you burn out. We usually recommend couples set aside a specific time each week to discuss wedding details so they’re not discussing about it all the time!
5) Be flexible
Keeping an open mind and being flexible is an important part to wedding planning too! Just because you can’t get your cake in raspberry flavor with green pistachio icing doesn’t mean it will be a bad cake! You can object certain things that you feel strongly about, but don’t object to every single thing. See what matters most and least and let go of the things that matter least.