Your wedding is a pretty big deal. And rightly so. This is the day that you’ve likely been dreaming of your whole life – ever since you paraded around the kitchen with a white tea towel on your head. You have an image of the perfect day in your mind. You’ve pored over Pinterest pages until 3am. You’ve obsessed about flowers. It may all seem a bit daunting. Don’t worry! Here, we share 5 top tips to ensure your wedding day is as memorable as it is beautiful.
Pick a Theme or Inspiration
Whether you’re planning the wedding by yourself or even if you hired a professional, this step is crucial. Finding your theme or inspiration will give you a direction for every aspect of the planning process. The concept doesn’t have to be a literal interpretation of the theme. The current trend is about “vibes” rather than a strict theme. This tip is to help guide you through all of the confusion of planning every little detail. Some especially popular themes right now are vintage weddings and beach weddings. Finding a lace dress and an intricate wedding band are great ways of incorporating the vintage concept without taking it too far.
Find The Right Location
When considering the location of your wedding, it’s important to think about logistics as much as it is to think about beauty. You’ll want some place that looks great in the photos but is also relatively easy to get to. How far is the nearest airport? What’s the proximity of the ceremony site to the reception site? Is there great accommodation nearby? These are just some of the questions to be asking yourself in the planning process. You will likely want to consider sentiment too. Perhaps you love being by a lake or the ocean. Perhaps you grew up close by. Finding a place that resonates with you is the first step in creating happy memories that last a lifetime.
Choose the Perfect Wedding Ring
The exchanging of your wedding rings is a tiny part of the whole wedding ceremony, but arguably the most important part. Your wedding ring represents your connection and love with your soon-to-be spouse. These rings will also be a piece of jewelry that you will wear everyday so you will want to love them. For the bride, consider how the wedding ring will fit with the engagement ring setting. As far as sizing, the ring should fit comfortably snug while also being loose to slip over the knuckle. If you’re confused about sizing and fit (for the bride), reach out to your jeweler or order a ring sizer online. Taking all of these steps will help you pick out a stunning wedding ring to go with your partner’s engagement ring!
Practice Your Speeches and Toasts
Traditionally, the maid of honor and best man give speeches about the couple. Toasts and speeches at weddings can be cringe worthy if they’re not done right. If anyone in the wedding party is going to make a planned speech then gently remind them to practice a little. Most people are not gifted at improvising so it’s best to let them know about the speech at least a month beforehand! Everyone will be prepared and you’ll be able to enjoy the moment.
Relax And Enjoy Your Day
It’s here – the day that you’ve been planning for months, maybe even years! Make sure you allow yourself the time to enjoy it. Try not to get bogged down with the details – that’s what your wedding planner/bridal party are for. If you find yourself becoming frustrated, separate yourself from the situation and go for a short walk outside. It’s amazing how quickly your perspective changes after some fresh air. Savor every moment and be sure that plenty of photos are being taken. Blink and you’ll miss it!
For more ideas and inspiration for your wedding day, be sure to check out our Pinterest boards by visiting: https://www.pinterest.ca/nitalakelodge/a-unique-whistler-wedding-destination/
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Cover image PC: Tara Lilly Photography