I’ve been engaged for a little over a year and we’ve promised ourselves we’ll book our big day soon. As the bride in this coupling, I’m aware I’ve got a lot of planning ahead of me. Hours of perusing Pinterest has confirmed that everything needs to be perfect and I have to start organising immediately.
Here’s what’s currently on my mind:
Achieving the perfect smile
I know a lot of people who have had braces when prepping for their wedding. I had fixed braces in my teens but still have one tooth that isn’t quite in line with the others. Ideally I’d like my teeth to be straightened and whitened ready for the big day. I realise some braces need a while to work, so if you’re looking into this as an option, give yourself plenty of time.
Deciding on the Perfect Dress (and Then Changing my Mind 100 Times)
I have a vague idea of what sort of dress I’d like. I’ve heard this is best way to decide what sort of dress you definitely don’t want – pick a dress, try it on, hat it. Dress shopping is notoriously hard (and pricey) so a head start is necessary. Think about several possibilities and keep an open mind. Learn to trust the shop assistants, they’ll be good at spotting what styles might suit you best.
The internet leads me to believe I can create some beautiful hand-made invitations with great ease. I don’t trust the internet. I want something amazing, but I don’t want the invitations to cost so much I can’t actually afford to invite anyone once I’ve bought them. I think that wedding invitations should reflect the tone of the day, so maybe plan your theme first.
As if I didn’t have enough to think about, people expect a wedding to have a theme these days. It needs to be classy and cool but look timeless in the photographs. I suggested a Twin Peaks theme to Accidental Hipster Dad, he didn’t think it was classy or cool. I guess we’re still deciding on the theme.
Colour Scheme and Flowers
I feel like this goes hand-in-hand with ‘theme’ but really it’s an easy way to keep things constant but opt out of a specific theme. Flowers are a big decision. The choice is between fresh one that won’t last, or artificial ones you can keep forever. I quite like the look of a button bouquet (that’s a Pinterest influence for you) but don’t want to feel like I should have had a more traditional one on the day.
There’s a lot to consider, and these are only the big things! Imagine all the niggly bits I’ll have to think about once the wheels are in motion! Do you have any tips? What did you/are you doing to prep for your wedding? I want to hear about it – help me!