Some of you might be aware already, but I’m getting married in April. The big day is coming round frightfully quickly, which is making me feel a whole different host of emotions. I thought I would write down some of my thoughts and feelings in a post – if it gets sappy then I’m sorry, but it might do!
Craig and I will have been together for three years on our wedding day. It has gone so quick, but at the same time I feel like I’ve known him for a million years. We picked that day deliberately because it was special to us, but it also helped that it was on a Friday so the venue was £1000 cheaper than a Saturday! Marriage seems like the next natural step in our relationship. I know it isn’t for everyone, but we’re both quite family oriented and like the idea of being one family unit, and a wedding is one of the only opportunities you get to spend time with everyone you love all in one go.
As far as the wedding planning is going, it is starting to get to the point where it’s becoming a bit stressful. I think everyone who has planned a wedding will know this, but there is an awful lot to think about and a lot of things to coordinate as the day gets closer. My advice to anyone who is getting married is that it’s never to early to start planning, it’s so easy to procrastinate but I’m currently thanking my past self for getting some of the plans sorted well in advance (I have definitely procrastinated with parts of it too though!). I’m looking forward to the day so much, but I’m not afraid to admit that I am looking forward to after the wedding when I won’t have so much on my plate anymore!
There are quite a lot of pressures surrounding a wedding. From keeping your family happy, to your appearance or wanting to have the perfect Pinterest worthy day, there are plenty of opportunities to start comparing yourself to others when it comes to your wedding day. Luckily I think I’ve been reasonably level headed with the amount of pressure I’ve put on myself. The main thing is to remember that it is you and your partner’s special day, and as long as you are happy that is all that matters. No one is really going to mind if you’re not in a size 8 dress, or whether you don’t have the most perfectly on trend decorations, and anyone that does mind doesn’t deserve to be there with you celebrating your big day!
Planning stresses and the pressure of the perfect wedding aside, I am REALLY looking forward to the big day! I can’t wait to spend a day with everyone I love, celebrating my life ahead of me with the man I love. Plus I get to start planning my honeymoon once the wedding is over and I am very excited for that! Oh, and wedding cake!
Have any of you got any wedding planning stories or tips to share? Let me know in the comments.