Now that you’ve answered the most crucial question with an enthusiastic “Yes!” it’s time to think about how you’ll respond to the most frequently asked: “When is the wedding?” The first significant planning choice you’ll make is picking a wedding date, and there’s a lot more to think about than it appears. Here’s a fast guide to all the numerous ways you might choose a date for your big day, from key moments in your relationship to honeymoon arrangements.
1. Emotional value
The date of your grandparents’ or parents’ wedding, the date you first met, when you started dating, or the day of your proposal are all possibilities.
2. Marker of a significant event
A date that will mark your fifth, tenth, fifteenth, and so on the year together.
3. Don’t Forget Me
A simple number sequence that you can remember, such as 5/5 or 11/12.
4. Bon voyage
When is the greatest time to visit your honeymoon destination?
5. Perfect weather
When is the best time for a garden ceremony or open-air reception if you’re having an outdoor wedding?
6. Availability of family members
What time works best for the people that matter the most to you? Do they have any upcoming vacations, pregnancies, or health issues to consider?
7. What is your favorite flower?
What time of year is your favorite flower in bloom? If you time your wedding to coincide with the bloom’s availability, you’ll have a better chance of including it in your bouquet.
8. Availability of suppliers
Have you found your ideal location or vendor? To ensure a booking, keep your dates open.
9. Work obligations
When will you have enough vacation time or be able to take time off from work?
10. Savings account
When will you be able to save enough money to do what you want?
11. The transaction is complete.
At certain seasons of the year, special rates are available.
12. Your lucky number.
Do you have any items of exceptional significance that you’d want to mention? It’s also possible to build your wedding date by adding, subtracting, or dividing your fortunate numbers!
13. It is a public holiday.
Numerous guests will already have the time off or enjoy the concept of a long weekend recovery day.
14. Ample breathing space
Do you wish to spread out celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays?
15. What is your favorite season?
Do you prefer the thought of blazing flames and cozy corners, or do you prefer the freshness of spring? If you have a unique connection to a certain season, why not make it even more memorable by adding your wedding to the mix?
It’s totally fine if practical factors win out over a romantic idea; the date you choose will become meaningful and significant once you’re married!
Ready to jump into your wedding planning but not quite sure how? Here’s your second and much more important guide.
1. Be present in the moment
After the proposal, you don’t have to hop on the phone and tell the world your good news right away. There’s never been a greater reason to crack open a bottle of champagne and toast your future together than now. You can also commemorate the occasion with a delicious meal, a romantic night in, or a spontaneous getaway…anything that is solely focused on the two of you. For a few hours, at least, enjoy being the only ones who know this fantastic secret!
2. Take care of yourself.
Make time for a manicure whether you have a new band or are going to go ring shopping. Over the following few weeks, you’ll be doing a lot of hand modeling for friends and family, and you’ll be enjoying your new bling a lot, so get some gorgeous nails to go with it.
3. Make the announcement
Before Facebook, there was FaceTime! Before posting your social media status, share the news with your family and closest friends in person, via video chat, or by phone. Your proposal tale will be put to the test, and it may take some time to get the information out to everyone, so divide and conquer when it comes to spreading the word. Even good news can be an emotional rollercoaster, so take a break and recharge if your enthusiasm for relaying the story begins to wane after the tenth call. Also, request that your loved ones give you a few days’ notices before they begin sharing so that your VIPs can hear it from you first.
4. Take good care of your engagement ring.
It’s easy to lose your engagement ring if you’re not used to wearing it. Keep it safe in a ring box by your bed and a ring dish near the bathroom and kitchen sink when you take it off. Diamonds and drains do not mix! To keep your ring as gleaming like the day it was first slid onto your finger, avoid sleeping, showering, or swimming with it on. For further peace of mind, consider insuring it against loss, theft, and damage.
5. Talk about how you’d like to celebrate.
Sharing this great occasion with the people you care about might be as easy as having drinks with various groups of friends and family members whenever the opportunity arises, or it can be as formal as throwing an engagement party that gets everyone together. Whatever you decide to do, make sure it happens at least three months before your wedding.
6. Discuss engagement photos.
An engagement shoot is a fun way to commemorate this special period in your relationship while also giving you the opportunity to practice being in front of the camera and get to know your wedding photographer before the big day. It’s an excellent opportunity to document your relationship in a special site for you, such as the location of your first date or the home you share. The images can be used for Save the Date announcements, wedding invitations, and wedding websites, in addition to being a nice remembrance for you to look back on.
7. Reminisce about your upcoming wedding.
Have fun imagining what becoming married means to you.
Your first idea might be about the guest list and who would be on it, where you could have your celebration around the world, or what exotic pit stops your honeymoon would involve. It’s all about discussing your ideas with one another as the first step toward forming a wedding vision.
Also Read: “I Will Definitely Make An Announcement…”: Prabhas Talks About His Wedding Plans