Tying the Knot with Those Special Rings
As you sit back and think about your pending wedding, what jumps out at you the most? Is it all the preparations that go into such a special day? What about all the guests (family, friends, etc.) descending on your wedding to send you off happy? How about the honeymoon and getting away from it all with your other half?
A lot of thought and emotions go into the big day, thought and emotions that often get overridden by the reality of the situation. That reality is making sure you find the best clothes, rings, flowers, caterers and more for your special day. So, are you ready for all that is about to happen in your lives?
Prepare early and save the stress
In order to lessen the stress and anxiety that typically comes with preparing for a wedding, start by making those preparations as early as possible. For instance, finding the right wedding rings is not something you can do at the last moment.
When looking for silicone wedding bands or other styles, make sure you put time and effort into finding the right selections the first time around. Visit jewelers in person and also surf the Internet for different selections. In doing so, you will get a wide array of options to consider, one of which will likely meet all the different requirements you have for wedding bands.
Another important piece of the wedding puzzle is being sure all your clothing needs are met well ahead of time. For the bride-to-be, the wedding dress along with dresses for the bridesmaids prove to be some of, if not the most, important items on the to-do list, so put extra time and effort into these.
On the flip side, the groom-to-be often will go with a tux, while his groomsmen will wear regular suits. No matter what the men’s clothing selections end up being, these also need a sizable window of time to be purchased and fit correctly.
As for making sure the venues (wedding, reception) are set well in advance, keep in mind the time of year that you are planning your nuptials. For instance, having a wedding in the winter typically means an indoor affair unless you are in a warmer climate. If you do chance an outdoor wedding in the winter somewhere that has a moderate climate, you are likely to have an easier time renting space (that is if you are required to get a permit etc.).
For those marrying in the spring, summer or fall, the deman is typically much larger for wedding venues, so plan accordingly.
When it comes to the reception, booking the site in plenty of time should also be a priority. Get an approximate number of guests, along with the food choices of each of them. This will make things easier on the reception venue management, not to mention figuring out approximately how much the event is going to cost.
Share all that is headed your way
Finally, be sure to sit back for a few minutes and catch your breath. As anyone who has gotten married can tell you, the time leading up to the big day can often be more stressful than the day itself.
Yes, you both have a lot of planning to do (typically more falls on the bride’s shoulders), but this is one reason sharing the responsibilities is so important. Asking one person to take on the majority of tasks is simply a recipe for stress and anxiety.
Always remember that one of the reasons you are tying the knot in the first place is to share all the ups and downs that life brings with it.
When you stop and think about it, the start of a union together is going to hit some bumps in the road, but would you have it any other way when all is said and done? Ring-in your new lives together by working as one to make your marriage a time that you will treasure for many years to come.
Article by Jessica Socheski