How easy it truly is to get completely overwhelmed and captivated by your wedding theme, colors, location, flowers, and all that other good stuff! There are budgets, timelines, checklists, color swatches, taste testings, dress fittings, the list goes on and on. These are such fun times during the wedding planning process and they are very important to your day because these choices ultimately affect the overall feel and look of your event.
BUT… (did you sense this word coming at ya?)
Don’t forget the reason why you are planning this celebration – for you, the happy couple and the purpose – to celebrate your union! It is just too easy to leave your ceremony details in the back of your mind when trying to keep the reception planning on track. I always encourage my brides and grooms to keep focus on why the wedding is taking place and make the ceremony yours with something special between the two of you.
For example, I had a couple incorporate the memories of loved ones by reserving chairs with names and flowers as decorations. At another wedding, the couple wrote their own vowes and sang songs to one another. For a different wedding years ago, I had a couple hand out wonderful booklets/programs that explained each part of their religious ceremony and included names of family members and the bridal party and a little bit of info. on each of these special people. These booklets also served as wedding mementos for guests, as well as the bride, groom and their families.
So enjoy the planning and let me know if you need help making your ceremony the ultimate focus of the day – it would be my honor!