Welcome Back to The Married Podcast!
In this episode, we will chat about our wedding day and how it took a village for it to come together. We got engaged in December of 2012. It was so exciting that we actually completely forgot to start in wedding planning until about 8 months later. Don’t ask me what we were thinking, a longer engagement I suppose? Anywho, we finally settled on a date & a venue by the end of Summer and so it would be that May 10, 2014 was the special day!
We learned a lot through the planning and experience of the wedding day that still helps us to this day to ensure our clients get a beautiful, stress-free wedding! Of course, we can’t make the rain not come; however, we feel that there are some things we could have improved on and we discuss those throughout the episode.
We Relied Heavily on Our Parents
Now, leading up to a wedding day I think it’s totally fine and wonderful to lean on the help of your parents to make important decisions. However, when it comes to the day of the wedding we believe that it’s the chance for them to also sit back and relax and relish in such a special day that we know they have been thinking about for quite some time. If they are anything like us we have been thinking the what-ifs of Jax’s wedding day and future bride since he was born. So we like to think we aren’t completely the odd parents out to say that this day is very special for the parents of the bride & groom as well. For that reason we think it’s essential to hire a wedding planner, friend, coordinator or just someone to take the pressure off of you and your family.
I know it’s an extra expense. We had a wedding budget of $5000-$6000. We understand that every dollar counts but this is one section that we really believe looking back on would have improved the overall experience of our wedding day and the experience our parents had on our wedding day. We could have spent more time hanging out with them and enjoying the day together instead of it feeling like they had a job to do on our day and we just wish that wouldn’t have been the case. So take it from us. Your parents love you! However, they will love you even more if they get to share the day with you as well.
I do believe this a section of the day that is going to vary with the times. No one knows what “classic” really means until they have walked past that decade. However, staying true to yourself and making choices that you will love forever and ever is classic to us. We feel that black and grey suits (maybe even dark navy) will never go out of style. We also believe that there are a variety of gorgeous gowns that no matter what will stand the test of time so let your personality shine. Coloring picking can be tricky – we picked navy and yellow which looking back was so trendy haha. Of course sticking with white and greenery on florals will be forever classic no matter what we don’t want you to have to stray from a vision you love either. Just stay in check with your heart and what you want your wedding day to look like.
If you need to and can … pitch in a little to help! Maybe you are paying for the wedding all on your own and in that case you are certainly pitching in enough. However, if there is something you really want then don’t hesitate to spend a little extra even if it means coming out of your own pocket. This will help you get just what you want and take some of the extra monetary stress off of your family.
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