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Seven Things to Consider When Planning Your Dream Wedding

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Every girl grows up dreaming of what her special day will look like. For some, this involves an intimate wedding at a beach, for others it’s an over-the-top celebration at a gorgeous hotel. No matter what you see when you close your eyes and envision your wedding day, you have a right to strive for perfection.

If you’re currently engaged and in the midst of planning a wedding extravaganza, you have come to the right place. Here are seven things all brides-to-be should consider when planning their dream wedding.

Date

The date of your wedding is going to be one that you remember for the rest of your lives. You may want to pick a specific day that already holds a special meaning to you both. Alternatively, you may just want to pick a month in which your destination experiences great weather.

Budget

Even if you have a ridiculously large budget, it’s still vital that you keep an eye on your finances. Weddings can be extremely expensive, so try to cut down on costs wherever possible. Speak to your partner and come up with a figure that you are both pleased with before you start wedding planning.

Size

The cost and feel of your wedding will change massively with the size of your guest list. Depending on the number of people you invite, you will need to look at different options for the location of your ceremony and reception.

Location

Indoor or outdoor. Beach or countryside. There are endless options when it comes to finding a venue for your wedding. If you already have a date set in stone, you can narrow down your options by only contacting the locations that have availability on your desired day.

Dress

One of the best experiences of wedding planning is going to look for a dress. Bring a small group of friends and family along for the experience and make a fun day out of it. Don’t forget to look at designer bridesmaid dresses for the bridal party too.

Food

The catering aspect may depend heavily on the venue you choose. Some places require you to hire their staff and catering service whereas others are more lenient. Either way, you can arrange a tasting menu to ensure everything is just right.

Wedding Planner

If you have reached the end of this list and you’re feeling rather overwhelmed with the number of choices you need to make before the big day, you may be in need of an experienced wedding planner. Having a professional by your side can help ease any worries you may have about the big day.

At the end of the day, it’s important that you make this wedding exactly how you envisioned it. More often than not, there are countless opinions involved during the decision-making process. What truly counts is that you and your partner are satisfied with the final choices. Remember to have fun and don’t let the stress get to you.

 

 

Mandy Kloppers
Author: Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.

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