Too much inspiration isn’t necessarily a good thing. From photo galleries to real weddings and more, there’s lots of inspiration out there. You may find yourself wanting every detail you see. But stay focused on your vision. If you see a piece of décor you like but it won’t fit your color scheme, venue or style, let it go.
You’ll need to make some compromises. Creating your wedding budget is one of the most difficult – and important – steps of your planning journey. Once you have a budget set, you’ll need to decide where you want to splurge and save. It’s different for everyone, and only you, your future spouse, and your families can decide.
Managing two families isn’t easy. Even if you have a great relationship with your family and your future in-laws, there will be disagreements and there may even be all-out battles. Try to keep your cool and make sure that you and your future spouse put up a united front.
You can’t control the weather. You may have always dreamed of having an outdoor wedding, but (we hate to break it to you), but the weather might not be on your side. Make sure you have a Plan B (that you’re happy with!) in case of inclement weather.
“Thistle” and “Peacock” are colors. Like it or not, your color scheme is going to become pretty important. So simply saying that your wedding palette is “purple” or “blue” isn’t going to cut it. Do you mean lavender, radiant orchid, or eggplant? Paint chips are your new best friend!
You don’t have to follow tradition. Yes, there are some traditions you’ll probably want to follow – saying your vows, for example. But there are lots of wedding traditions that you can skip. From wearing a veil to cutting the cake to tossing the bouquet – these traditions are often suggestions, not rules!