Image by Mike Semple Photography
My partner Ben and I are having the time of our life planning the perfect wedding! However I know so many brides-to-be who are stressed, frustrated and not enjoying the process at all. I hate to see girls fall apart over something that should be all about fun and letting your creative juices flow.
Here are a couple tips to making sure you and your partner can make this a really fun and enjoyable time.
Give yourself plenty of time- Have enough time to put together the wedding you really want. Don’t rush it! Do one step at a time and lose yourself in each milestone. You will hopefully only do this once! Money is a huge stress point. Give yourself time to pay everything off without feeling the pressure.
Be open minded- Something you thought you wanted is too expensive or hard to find? Jump online (pinterest is a favourite of Mine) or pick up a magazine, and look at some ideas. I promise you there is an alternative out there that you will fall in love with just as much.
Set a serious budget and stick to it! – You have set the budget for a reason. That’s what you can happily afford. So stay with it. A venue you love is a bit more than you wanted to spend? Keep looking. One you love for what you can afford is right around the corner. Go to wedding Expos and meet people! They are also a great way to pick up a great photography package or cake special. Splurge, it’s a special occasion! But stay within your means and keep your eyes open.
Enjoy your engagement ladies and gents 🙂 You deserve it.
Ms Gingham says: This is sound advice and actually true for all the milestones yet to be encountered in your lives together. Sounds like a good habit to get into! Love the image from your engagement shoot too Ella! Gorgeous!
About Ella: I’m a 24 year old mum of 2 beautiful boys. Obviously engaged 🙂 Dreaming of going to pastry school and running my own little boutique patisserie.