Wedding thought for the week: For all those of you planning a wedding…
It’s my turn to write the Wedding thought for the week this week as it’s actually my last time writing for Zankyou. A new baby will be joining the Zk family in a few weeks, so it’s high time I put my very swollen feet up before the fun begins. The magazine is being left in the very capable hands of Caroline, Branwen and Brenda, but before I go, I just wanted to leave you with this thought…
After four years writing about weddings, you get to learn a thing or two. I had already planned mine (or my mum had, let’s be fair) when I joined Zk and I remember lots of things I loved and lots of things I would have changed had I done it again. Writing for Zk, but also reading the inspirational wedding blogs the UK has to offer has brought to light how much you can do and the sheer range of options you now have when planning your big day.
There’s a dress out there for everyone. The location is there, the food, the music – you just have to look. But what you really should look for before you start is your wedding day vision.
When planning a wedding you’ll be swayed by your family, friends and even your inner Bridezilla (I think we’ve all got one, no matter how small!). The important thing is to sit down with your partner and describe your perfect day. Then you factor in practical issues, guestlist sizes and costs, but what you should never do is forget that early vision.
You and me in a field surrounded by our closest friends. A casual BBQ to celebrate and a barn dance into the early hours. Or perhaps it’s Everyone we know in a grand ballroom, just like Cinderella. You take me in your arms and we waltz. Or maybe it’s Just us, on a beach, sun, good cocktails, wearing white.
No matter what that vision is, write it down and check it now and again. That way you won’t lose sight of it when you’re desperately searching for the right type of flowers or those 120 non-matching vintage teacups.
It will also help you stay on the same page years down the line as you remember how you created a vision together, right at the beginning and are hopefully still able to do the same thing for big and small events in the rest of your married life.
I remember ours – You and me in my local chapel, we know all the guests and the food is amazing. When we got upset because the chair covers were frayed, we chanted this to each other, and afterwards were luckily able to say that the vision was fulfilled.
So on that note, that’s all that’s left for me to say is good luck to you all with your planning and remember, come back to Zankyou whenever you like! We’re sure to have something helpful to share with you!