A woman’s wedding is often regarded as the most important day in her life. After all, it only happens once – at least in theory – and besides that, a wedding also marks the start of a journey like no other. You’ll also be wearing a totally glamorous dress, and both your hair and makeup will be on fleek. In short, you will look like an absolute goddess, and guess what? All eyes will be on you.
However, a lot of women don’t even enjoy their weddings, because the things they have to deal with are simply overwhelming. Planning the day for an entire year, only to find that it’s pouring with rain, for instance, can give you a real headache. Spending tons of cash on flowers and decorations that end up not being up to the par? Not great either. Wearing a dress or shoes that you are not comfortable in just because your mother, sister or friend were in love with them and thought that you looked great?
Yeah, all this stuff can totally spoil all the fun for you, to the point where the only thing you want is for the whole thing to be over.
But you know what? We know weddings better than anyone, and we are more than eager to share with you some tips and tricks that will ensure that you have the time of your life at yours. Keep reading to see exactly what we are talking about:
Do things your own way, even when nobody has the same opinion as you
Like we’ve already told you, a lot of brides end up wearing the dress and the shoes that their mom likes. They may also go for the decorations that their mother in law suggested were the prettiest and for the venue that their father is raving about. They want their nearest and dearest to enjoy themselves at their wedding, so they can’t help but try to please everyone. And while this may seem like a fine course of action at start, it is only on their actual wedding day that they realize that something doesn’t feel right. Some brides managed to change some of the stuff last minute, but others were not so lucky and ultimately, they ended up regretting not speaking their mind when they had the chance.
Therefore, it is much better to be assertive about what you want and what you don’t want from the very beginning. Remember – it’s you who’s getting married, not your mom, not your sis, not anyone.
Don’t even think of hiring friends as vendors
You know how they say that you shouldn’t do business with friends? Well, the same principles applies to weddings too. It is much easier to be blunt and completely honest with a professional, so no matter how much your aunt insists that she’s going to bake you the best cake in the world – for free! – say no, because chances are that she’s not nearly as skilled as a real baker.
Can’t afford one of those Cake Boss type of cakes? Well, don’t worry, cause we know a cheaper – and better! – alternative
We have to admit that wedding cakes are indeed extremely pretty, and the guests’ reaction to a five tier cake does give you a feeling of pride like no other. However, you are probably aware that the prices for such cakes quite outrageous, and more often than not, you end up paying through your nose for cake that may look gorgeous, but doesn’t make quite an impression on your guests in terms of taste. After all, regardless of what flavors you choose, there’s always gonna be someone who either doesn’t like them or is allergic to one of the ingredients.
So the wisest thing to do is buy multiple cakes. Choose different fillings and icing colors for each of them and let your guests eat a slice of the one they like best. Considering that this is going to be a lot cheaper than a regular wedding cake, you’ll probably afford to buy more than enough cake to go round for everyone.
Your phone is better of with someone else
Unless you enjoy being on the phone for half of your wedding day explaining where the venue is to confused guests, give your phone to someone close to you – your mother, your sister, a friend, your maid of honor. It will definitely make things a lot easier and less stressful for you, but make sure that the person you’re giving it to is responsible enough and willing to do this task.
Summer is not the only season for weddings
In fact, you’d be surprised how many people hate summer weddings. There is quite a lot of sweating involved, don’t you think? Getting married in September, October, November or January (it’s good to avoid the dates close to Christmas and Valentine’s Day) could be a great idea, and not only from a financial point of view. You can also get some real’ awesome photoshoots, and a hot drinks bar that your guests would fall in love with. Talk about being unique!