Recently Engaged? Here Are Three Crucial Things To Remember

We’re engaged – now what?!

Ah, ‘tis the season. Gifts, parties, celebration and…. Engagements. Yes, engagements. The statistics cycling around the internet vary, but by and large, most engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day – Edmonton is no exception.

Once you start looking at wedding magazines and websites and blogs and Pinterest boards, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Here are three crucial things to keep in mind while navigating the ocean of information and ideas in the world of wedding planning.

One way to stop from going down an endless rabbit hole of Pinterest boards is to keep your priorities straight. Decide as a couple on the elements of your wedding that are most important to you. Rather have a to-die-for meal than elaborate décor? Maybe you’d love an absolutely pumping dance floor, but don’t really care for floral centerpieces. When you make your budget, make sure it reflects those priorities. Then, when you are trawling the internet for inspiration, the time spent researching those elements should reflect your priorities too. That way, you can stop yourself from wasting time looking through resources that don’t really reflect your values as a couple.

Just do YOU
So many brides get caught up in looking at other people’s weddings online, that they forget what they truly want. When planning your wedding, the goal isn’t to have the best wedding Edmonton has ever seen, or the biggest or the most memorable one either. The goal is to celebrate your commitment to each other in a way that is important to you and your fiancé. Sure, being inspired by other weddings and channeling that inspiration into your own wedding is important – but remember that your family and friends will be there to celebrate YOU, and will be most at home in a celebration that reflects your unique personalities and values.

Remember the most important thing… 
You’re marrying the person that you love! Your wedding is going to be a big, important, amazing day, but what is even bigger, more important, and more amazing is the fact that you and your partner are choosing to be together for the rest of your life. Don’t let the planning and logistics of that one day take away from the awesome reality that you will be committing to share the rest of your life with the person you love. When wedding planning gets overwhelming , turn off the computer, put the lists away, and spend some time with that person – truly, the most important part of this whole engagement thing.