It’s understandable if you consider wedding ideas in magazines or online if you wish to feel inspired as you plan your own. The problem is when you start to obsess about these ideas and try everything to copy that wedding. You also begin creating an impossible standard to meet.
Before you start comparing what you have with other people’s weddings, you need to understand that you have different circumstances. Some couples were able to save a lot of money before they got married. They might even come from a well-off family. Hence, wedding expenses are not a huge deal. You don’t have the same situation. Therefore, even if you try, you won’t achieve the same wedding.
Another thing to understand is that not everyone has a similar taste. It’s possible that people who could afford to have a luxury wedding might opt for a simple one. You decide the details of your wedding based on what you want, and not on what you see at other people’s weddings.
It’s a big mistake to follow trends if you know they don’t suit your style. For instance, some couples want to have ice sculptures all over the place. If you don’t think you need one, and it doesn’t match your taste, you don’t have to get it. Another example is when you see specific flowers becoming trendy. If they’re not available where you are, or they cost a lot, you can look for other options.
Prioritise the needs
Before you go crazy on unnecessary details to spruce up the wedding, you need to ensure that the basics are there. You might, for example, forget about wedding car hire, which is crucial; otherwise, you won’t get to your wedding venue. If you can find a deal that includes the vehicle and its decoration, it’s worth the price.
Don’t put pressure on your relationship
The problem when you decide to copy other wedding ideas is that you could end up putting immense pressure on your partner to have an ideal wedding. Even if it’s not similar to what you want, or it’s beyond what you can afford, you still push for it. As a result, your relationship could end up on the rocks. Worse, you might also end up broke after the wedding. You don’t want to begin the marriage on the wrong foot, as it could lead to further problems down the road.
Discuss with your partner what you want to see at your wedding, and how much you can afford to pay. There has to be an agreement between you and your partner on what you want the wedding to be like. Your partner might want one thing, and you want another. Try to reconcile your ideas before you start to fight.
Planning a wedding can stress you out, but it can also be fun. As long as you don’t allow yourself to be under pressure because of what you see elsewhere, it will be fine.
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