Wedding day is one of the most special days in a couple’s life, marking the beginning of their life as a married couple. Weeks and months are often spent planning and preparing for the big day to make it special for the couple and their guests. Nowadays there are so many different types of wedding that no couple needs to worry about being locked into a traditional, formal wedding unless that’s what they want.
Above all, your wedding ceremony and reception should reflect your personality and that of your partner’s so you don’t feel out-of-place at your own wedding.
These tips can help you plan a special day that reflects who you and your partner are, while inviting family and friends to take part in celebrating your union.
- Choose a Style and Theme. Gone are the days of one-style weddings where mom or mother-in-law chose just about everything and the couple-to-be just went along with it. Let your wedding style reveal whether you’re laid back as a couple, formal and dressy, or beach-lovers. Once the style is chosen, select a theme to go along with it to help guide you in your planning. For instance, a laid back couple can plan a backyard barbecue style reception and a ceremony that’s more on the casual side.
- Write Your Own Vows. If you don’t personalize any other component of your wedding, writing your own vows is one of the best ways to let your own personalities and style shine through. Talk about and agree on guidelines for writing your vows, and then give yourself plenty of time to do it. Sharing your own vows with one another is likely to be remembered as the most special moment in your ceremony.
- Engagement and Wedding Rings. Before you even start planning the wedding, you’ll have to make decisions about rings. Although budget may come into play, you can often find the perfect diamond engagement ring for a lot less than you expected to spend. Engagement and wedding rings are investments into your love and future; choose rings that reflect who you are and what your love is all about.
- Reception. Get the party started and enjoy it all night long by planning a reception that continues the style and theme chosen for your ceremony. If you’re beach lovers, you can plan a beach-themed reception even if the nearest beach is miles away. Get creative and enlist the help of family and friends to make your reception all that you dreamed of and one that’s true to who you are.
Long after the celebration is over and the newlywed days give way to normal, everyday life, you and your spouse will look back on your wedding day and remember the celebration. Make it a day to remember fondly instead of one you recall with embarrassment or frustration by planning a wedding celebration that fits the two of you. By doing so, your wedding day will become one of many special days that you create together.