A lot of people will tell you that your wedding will be the happiest day of your life but what they tend to leave out is the fact that planning your special day is a mammoth task and one that will take weeks, months or even years to perfect. Thankfully, there will be no sugar coated half-truths here as this list reveals the frank realities and hidden secrets about planning a wedding.
1. Planning is a Full-Time Job
Weddings take up a lot of time so you may say farewell to those lazy days in front of the TV. With so many decisions to be made it may be wise to seek some professional advice from Bride Online who can lift the load and bring back the joy into planning your special day.
2. It’s an Emotional Rollercoaster
Tying the knot is a huge deal and somewhere along the way you will begin to doubt EVERYTHING, including your finance. Having cold feet before the big day is completely normal so warm them up with a fluffy pair of slippers, console yourself that you’re by no means alone and carry on.
3. Weddings are really expensive
According to news.com.au, the cost of an Australian wedding is about $40,000 and $48,296. Bear in mind that if you want the perfect day you’d better start saving!
This is a good time (and a fantastic opportunity) to distance yourself from certain people in your life as those who don’t receive an invitation in the mail will most definitely take it personally. You won’t have to be so ruthless if the people you don’t want at the big day aren’t expecting an invite.
5. DIY…No Thanks
It’s better to avoid additional stress by not attempting a wedding ‘DIY project’. Call in the professionals and save yourself the hassle.
6. Be Grateful
It has become a tradition to send out thank you cards or even a small gift to those who gave you a wedding present, so make sure you take note and don’t leave anybody out.
7. The Floorplan Layout is Key
It’s no good putting guests in seats that you know they’re going to despise. If two family members don’t get along, make sure they are sitting at a table miles apart from each other to avoid any unnecessary drama.
8. Weddings are not Mini Romantic Movies
You need to get it out of your head that your wedding day will pan out like a movie because no matter how much you prepare and plan ahead, anything can happen. However, that doesn’t mean that your special day won’t give ‘The Vow’ a run for its money.
9. You ‘get what you pay for’
This is a common expression and is one that proves to be completely accurate when it comes to weddings. Don’t get a photographer on the cheap and then expect the photos to be of high class standard. According to Runaway Dream, 332 weddings take place every day in Australia, so make yours stand out from the crowd.
10. You will need to schedule time with your new husband/wife
On your special day you are the centre of attention. That means a constant rush of happy guests will want time with you to congratulate and wish you the best of luck. You will be so busy that you and your new spouse may find it difficult to have a moment alone, so make sure that you schedule time during the wedding to be alone with them and enjoy your big day together.