Planning For The Big Event: Your Wedding
He proposed. She accepted. Now it's time to plan for the big
day. Where does one start? He wants a big wedding. She wants a
quaint one with family and close friends. Before deciding here
are important facts to consider.
1. The date that you and your fiancÚ decide on is your day. You
and only you and your fiancÚ should discuss and decide what you
want. Allow suggestions with the understanding of who will be
making the final decision.
2. Weddings are a very, very profitable business. Advertisements
have convinced us that weddings must be an elaborate social
event, and if you cannot afford or refuse to have an elaborate
gala you will be disappointed and so will your guests. Remember
your family and true friends are happy for you and only want to
share the moment with you. If your wedding day is enshrouded
with elaborate festivities the true meaning of why two people
are coming together will be lost. Remember Princess Diana's
wedding? (My point exactly.) 3. Keep it simple. So you know a
lot of people. But do you know that all of these people consider
you an intimate acquaintance. If you have not heard from or seen
them in years why invite them to your special day? Some of the
loveliest wedding receptions that I have attended are the
champagne and cake events. Have a party later when you both are
more established financially, perhaps on your anniversary.
4. Enjoy the Moments. And you will, if you keep everything
simple and plan within your means.