Where are you getting advice for your wedding? Parents? Siblings? Blogs? Many couples get their advice from friends who just got married. And while they’ll have great tips, it’s hard to beat the outlook wedding pros gain over years of weddings with different wants, needs, styles and budgets. With years of weddings, both thru the planning and after the big day when couples have had time to evaluate the whole process. Tammy shares some wisdom she has gained from her years of experience. Take a look and see if these resonate with you. Hopefully you have a healthy perspective about your wedding!
Five Things Your Wedding Is Not
Originally published on September 12, 2017 by Tammy Eckert
Your wedding day is a lot of things – a celebration of your love and commitment to each other, a chance to create life long memories with your nearest and dearest, and the beginning of a whole new life together for you and your fiancé.
It can be a fun outdoor event, a formal grand affair or a simple elopement – either way, every couple has expectations and a vision of what they want for their wedding day and the months of planning leading up to it. Weddings are a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but regardless the style and formality, there are some things that your wedding is not.
It is not…
The most important day of your life.
Your wedding day will be one of many important days in your life. Yes, your wedding day is a pretty big deal, but looking at it as THE most important day of your life creates a massive amount of pressure. Compared to all of the other life changing events that will happen in your life time, a big party really shouldn’t be at the top of the list, am I right? The most fun day of your life? Sure! Most memorable? Ok! Most expensive? Absolutely! But the most important? That’s a bit of a stretch don’t you think? Putting so much importance on one day creates what I like to call ‘bridal let down’. Building this one day up in your mind can cause major disappointment when that one day that you are making so important doesn’t go the way you want it to. I know you might not feel that way now, but having some perspective goes a very long way when it comes to your expectations.
This thought provoking article is helpful in light of all the opinions you’ll get and all the decisions you have to make. Take a few minutes to see all Five Things Your Wedding is Not . You’ll either get a perspective reset or re-affirmed that you are on the right track with planning your wedding.