Creative Ways to Make Wedding Planning Fun

18 June 2017

Love is in the air lately, people. It’s the perfect season for it and, perhaps I’m just in a romantic mood lately, but I want to let you in on a few secrets. My previous posts have focused on wedding ideas and how to make an expensive day a little bit more affordable - but weddings are about so much more than just that one day. Sure, you’re going to spend the rest of your life together and all of that - but what about the months of planning for the big day? It should be exciting and fun, so let’s get started right away.

You look great!

First things first; getting married is a big occasion and something you, hopefully, have been looking forward to. You get to choose a dreamy dress, have a party with everyone you love, and even declare your lifelong love to your one and only - yet, a lot of prospective married couples stress their way to the big day. In between all of this planning, and perhaps fretting over the amount of money you’re going to spend, they’re also trying to lose weight or get that perfectly toned body.

Please don’t go on a wedding diet or anything silly like that. Your SO wants to spend the rest of their lives with you, in the body you’re in right now, and your friends and family will think you look amazingly beautiful - especially when you’re happy and rested, instead of desperately trying to lose weight. For what? I believe it’s time for us all to agree that being happy in a bigger body is a lot better than being unhappy in a skinny one - and this is your big day, for crying out loud. Enjoy it, eat cake, dance all night and please gain a bit - it’s healthy, and just a sign that you’re living life to the fullest.

Turn it into a date

Dates are fun for both of you, and so should your wedding planning be. Especially if you find that the time you spend planning is starting to eat up your quality time - then it’s no longer about the two of you, but about everyone else for some reason.

I think this is a big one for those couples who prefer eloping rather than having a wedding; the planning became stressful, and at one point, they look at each other and wonder why they go through so much trouble to prove their love in the first place.

Rather make some romantic memories while planning the wedding and remember that it’s all about the two of you having fun together. Make it a date night and crack open some wine, decide on the most important things like photographers, food, and drinks right away - it will take some of the stress of your shoulders. To get you started, look at the photos from Vittore Buzzi Photographer for inspiration, and some of these alternative wedding food menus to spice it up a bit.

Keep laughing

Hopefully, you already know that your wedding will not set the standard for your marriage. Just in case you’re feeling a little bit of that stress, I still want to point it out; it’s a happy day, and you should be having fun while planning it. Turn some of the planning into a game, for example, by challenging each other to see who can put together the best menu or who can send out the most invitations.

Set aside time to laugh and play games with each other.It will give you happy wedding planning memories for the rest of your lives together - rather than only remembering the actual day since you were both too busy during your engagement to actually enjoy it.

I think we all agree that there’s no point to this, but I understand that it’s not always easy to practice what you preach. If you notice that no matter how much you tell yourself to take it easy, you’re still not able to wind down, it’s better just to accept it as it is. Not happy with how you look a week before your wedding? Accept it and get a spa treatment instead of losing sleep over it. Not able to stop thinking about the money you’re spending on it? Just come to terms with this feeling and see if you can’t cut the cost a bit or make it a DIY wedding.

Sure, everything we plan can be stressful - I sometimes feel overwhelmed just planning next week’s grocery shopping, but don’t let it ruin your time together. If you’re spending so much time on planning that you realise it’s the first time in forever, when you finally look into each other’s eyes on the big day, it’s time to calm down.

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