this was forever ☾
February 12, 2017

Everyone says that your wedding day will be the happiest day of your life, but with all the planning that goes into it, it’s sometimes impossible to imagine how that could be possible. (Especially if you think back to the utter elation you felt on the day that the last Harry Potter book came out, or when you got Hamilton tickets – and when you think about all the future happiness that you want to experience as well!) Luckily there are a few things you can do to make the planning easier on yourself so that your wedding day can be fun, carefree, and run without a hitch!

Get Planning Ahead Of Time
Give yourself plenty of time to plan your wedding. It will absolutely take longer than you think it will, and it will be impossibly complicated. If you’re one of life’s planners then the project you’ve been working towards all your life has finally arrived; but if you tend to be disorganised, now is the time to get some help and advice from those around you. Also, you should start to make checklists. A lot of checklists. They’ll help you to see when you need to book and pay for things by, and what exactly you still have to do – they’ll be a lifesaver.

Keep Within Budget
You don’t want to start your wedding life with a huge debt hanging over your head, so you need to ensure that you keep to your budget. No flocks of doves or bouquets of orchids will be worth the sinking feeling you get when you receive your credit card statement the month after your wedding. A simple wedding will help you save money towards your first house, your first baby, or – a little more fun – an incredible honeymoon.

Involve Your Husband To Be
Remember that it’s your partner’s wedding too, and he shouldn’t get out of doing some of the work. Give him tasks that he’ll enjoy – let him pick the wedding band or make a wedding playlist for example, and ask him to choose your transport for the big day. He might not be great at selecting flowers, but guess what? I’m willing to bet he’ll be incredible at helping you pick out your perfect wedding cake.

Don’t Micro Manage
Remember that you don’t have to do everything. If you’re lucky you’ll find the kind of venue that provides hospitality services for weddings and corporate events, which means that they’ll know exactly what they’re doing and you’ll be able to relax a little. Let other people’s capable hands take care of some of your wedding day details.

Decide What Really Matters To You
Because all in all, the only thing that matters about your wedding is that it’s what you want it to be. If you feel browbeaten into having a huge church wedding when you actually want to escape to the beach in Maui, then do it. It’s about your love for your husband to be, not what your mother expects from you. If you’re happy with what you’ve planned, and if you’ve picked the right partner, then your wedding day will definitely make it up there with those Hamilton tickets as the best day of your life!