Similar to the age old saying “choose your battles,” this too should apply to planning your wedding. Weddings are costly, be choosy about the few things you want to splurge on and go cheaper with the other details. If flowers, photography, and music mean the most to you, the don’t sweat small details like programs or an aisle runner. Who says you need that stuff anyway?
The same goes for vendors. Even if you have your heart set on one place, give a few other places a try. Some vendors or venues might even price match a cheaper rate for you if you bring them a lower quote from a competitor.
Shocking to hear right? That is probably because everyone has been drilling it into your head that it’s your day. The truth is a wedding is almost always for your family as much as it is for you. This isn’t a bad thing necessarily. You will surely have a couple “momzillas” out there and relatives who get offended by different choices you make. Try to be patient with them and your partner and take comfort in knowing that despite their seemingly overbearing opinions, they love you and mean well. Take those opinions with a grain of salt, smile and know at the end of the day you’re marrying your best friend!
It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement and stress of wedding planning, but don’t forget what brought you to this moment. Don’t let details like seating charts or who to invite come between you and your future spouse. Remember, your wedding is just one day, your marriage is forever.
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