So you've recently gotten engaged and are now thinking about planning a wedding. Congratulations! You have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to how you'd like to get married, but narrowing down your options can be a challenge. So how do you choose a style that is right for you?
Although, you'll won't be able to makeup your mind about the kind of wedding you'd like to have just yet, the goal of this article is to help you start the creative thinking process that will enable you to plan a meaningful celebration that is ideal for the two of you.
One of the best things you can do, is to literally take some time to dream about what you're idea of a perfect wedding would be like. I'm sure that you'll quickly discover that it incorporates activities that bring you a lot of joy and that you probably already do for fun.
So, if you and your fiance love hanging-out by the beach, you'd probably enjoy pledging your vows to each other along the shore! Or if you both enjoy entertaining friends and family with a gourmet dinner, then a food-focused reception at a five star restaurant might be right-up your alley. It's important to realize that when you're planning a wedding, the goal is to find an activity that you both enjoy and make this the focus of your ceremony and reception, this will automatically lead you into finding the theme that is right for you. When you think along the guidelines of planning a wedding with activities that you both already enjoy, it simplifies the task for you to a great extent.
Another idea is for you to look back over the course of your courtship: Are there any special moments that come to mind? If your fiance proposed to you at a park, a garden ceremony may serve as an equally romantic backdrop for your celebration. Or perhaps you both met each other in a college theater group, you could then weave dramatic motifs throughout the event, from Playbill-like programs to a show-tune-heavy play list. The possibilities are endless and are only limited by your imagination!
Although you are entitled to planning a wedding that is all about you and your fiance, I still recommend that you remember to consider your guests' enjoyment as well. Maybe you and your fiance are intrigued by the thought of a black-tie event, but if your family and friends aren't too keen about this, because it would make them feel uncomfortable to have to dress-up, then a different theme that would bring happiness to everyone would inevitably have to be thought of. After-all these are your nearest and dearest loved ones, so planning a wedding that everyone will be happy to attend is necessary.
However, sometimes the compromise that you may encounter has nothing to do with the guests, it might be your fiance who has a different wedding vision than you do, you're thinking about a ballroom reception, while he's thinking about a casual outdoor bash. In this case the best solution would be to figure out how to combine the best part of both worlds. This might mean that you'll get married and take pictures by the beach, but move the party to a restaurant or a yacht club with ocean views. The important thing for you to keep in mind when planning a wedding is that there is no need to panic or to become frustrated with each other, just focus on finding a happy medium that will design a meaningful ceremony and reception for the two of you and you'll do just fine.
So take your time to think about things, do a little research and make your fiance a part of the wedding planning process, in fact you might find that by blending your thoughts together, you could have a better celebration after all!