Do you want to know what Lasse told me while we were in the middle of planning for our wedding day? Probably what most other guys say to their brides to be as well…
My job in all of this is just to show up and say I DO! All the rest is up to you, because I just don’t care about centerpieces and which candle will last longer throughout the night! I just want to be married to you
No matter how sweet and romantic this may sound, let’s get a grip. Planning a wedding is a JOB and it requires some help with decision making so first of all:
Be a team
Don’t let your future hubby slip so easy. Of course you won’t burden him with the color pallet and table decorations, but he can most certainly help by sitting down with you one afternoon, so you can go through the budget together. (Then he won’t be so surprised by the price of that long-lasting candle in the end!☺ ) This brings me to the next step.
Make a realistic budget
Discuss together how much money you have and how much money are you willing to spend on your wedding day in case your parents aren’t there to help from aside. Create some priorities before you start.
For example: Will you book a wedding venue or a photographer first? Or will booking a florist and music be on the top of your list instead?
From my experience, music and photography tend to be the hardest to book if you’re not fast, but don’t stress out if you can’t get your #1 choice on everything. There are so many great photographers/bands/DJ’s out there that you really don’t need to worry. ☺ And last, but not least…
Learn to say NO
You families are veeeery excited for you two getting married, so it’s only natural to expect that they will say (or force) their opinion. Learn to say no to them and make them understand that this day will be – Your day!