It’s still the week of my Wedding Anniversary, and God knows how many times I’ve revisited my wedding memories this week. How heart-warming it is to feel the butterflies about one of the most outstanding days of my life all over again. I don’t know about yours, but my 2020 is the year of weddings.
Watching them do their wedding planning in full action, I gave mine some reflection. Planning mine in the middle of a work peak didn’t leave much room for much shilly-shallying – pretty much set the date, wrote the guest list, booked the venue and vendors all in a week. Getting it all right was a lot of hit and miss. While there are some things we could have done differently, there were some that absolutely have we no regrets about! Thought I’ll leave some of them here!
Keeping It Intimate
One thing we were sure of from day one was that we wanted an intimate and meaningful wedding. Saying our vows to one another, having it all done before God, and sharing it all with our closest family and friends. Having a small wedding also frees us time and energy to catch up with guests that came from far to celebrate with us, which was meaningful! Celebration, blessings and love all around just as how it should be!
Reserve Some Surprise(s)!
We planned the wedding closely so most of it was laid out for discussion. We decided to set aside our first look as a surprise factor of the day, just for the fun of not knowing it all! Ken did not come along to any of my gown appointments so all my fittings were screened by my well-trusted bridesmaids! The same goes for his, I never saw his suit! Exchanging our perfected looks for the first time at the alter was worth every wait!
It’s About Them Too!
We decided to make it the best day of their lives too! Because why not? Parents, the bridal party, family and friends. The most loved ones. Well, think about it. As much as it’s our once-in-a-lifetime wedding day, it can’t be the best day of our lives, without them! Top reason to think less about ourselves or the level of perfection we want our wedding to strike and totes enjoy the real thangs!
We wanted to open up the photo albums and flip through the pile of unstaged moments and remember them exactly just as they were. So unlike most, there was no Pinterest mood board for our photographer or videographer. We only gave instructions of the very important moments not to be missed – those of the wedding march and when we did our vows, exchanging of wedding rings and blessing prayers. Having the pressure of getting the most picture perfect shots out of the way allowed us to max out each moment on love and simply have fun! This was a risk worth taking!
Enjoy The Process
Plan hard, lovebirds! But don’t over do it! You don’t need to be working on it every single day! Also, going over budget for the most unrealistic Pinterest wedding dreams and having crazy expectations of a glitch-free wedding day is the real joy killer. Something is undoubtedly going to go wrong and it’s usually the unexpected, the unplanned, the unforseens that add to the memories. Have a blast!
What are your best wedding decisions?