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Bells are Ringing: Post-Pandemic Wedding Planning

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We are still amid a global health crisis since almost the beginning of last year. Many are still uneasy or even prohibited to hold gatherings and ceremonies. This includes celebrating weddings.

If you have been engaged recently, congratulations! Despite the current situation, you can still use this time to prepare for your upcoming wedding. You can now start planning your dream wedding with your partner!

During these months, you can scout for prices of the various wedding vendors you will need to contact. For example, this is a good time to decide if you want to rent tables and chairs for your wedding ceremony or reception. You can use this time to check the directory for those offering this service.

As early as about a year from your wedding, what are the things you can do to prepare for your big day?

Wedding Essentials

A year to prepare for a wedding, no matter how big or small is just enough time for a futurae bride and groom. Here are the wedding essentials you need to keep in mind when you start planning for your big day.

The first thing you need to determine is your wedding budget. This will determine the rest of your wedding decisions. Apart from the amount you are willing to spend, you also need to talk to your partner regarding who will be the one to pay for the wedding expenses. This is a great time to have the money talk with your partner before you say “I do.” Take this as an opportunity to get to know your partner better in terms of handling finances.

As early as now, you should also finalize the guest list. You can’t invite everyone you know unless you have unlimited resources. You have to decide on your headcount early on so that you can also figure out the list for your reception venue.

If you live a busy life like most of us do, you might want to consider hiring a wedding planner to help you out with all wedding-related concerns. It can be easy to get overwhelmed by all the deadlines and dues that you might mix up details and end up with a very messy wedding planning stage and wedding day. You want your wedding to go as smoothly as possible so hiring a wedding planner is your best bet.

Decide how formal you want your wedding vibe to be as well as the overall wedding theme. This should be a mutual decision between you and your partner. Your wedding’s vibe can also determine the food and drinks to be served during your reception. It will also determine the overall look and design that your wedding will have so it is best to finalize this early on.

You can collect design inspiration online to help you out with the design planning stage. You can even personalize your wedding theme according to your personality and preferences as a couple. This could make your wedding day even more special because it will reflect you two as a team.

These are some things to consider a year before your big day. You should be able to finalize a lot of details during this stage because a lot of crucial details will be needed to determine the next steps in the planning process.

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Wedding Superstitions and Beliefs

Although we live in modern society, there are still some wedding beliefs and superstitions that are followed by couples to be wed. Depending on where you live and how conservative your family is, following these practices may sometimes simply be out of the observation of tradition.

What are the wedding superstitions and beliefs that are still observed in some weddings today?

Wearing a veil is one of the most common practices in weddings. While this is considered a traditional practice, some brides have opted for more modern options. Other brides may have even opted for no veil at all.

Having something old, new, borrowed, and blue is still practiced in some places nowadays. Each of these items often represents something symbolic in relation to the bride’s life or future life with her partner.

These are only a couple of the wedding superstitions and beliefs that still remain in ceremonies until today. Following these practices all depends on the couple’s and the families’ beliefs surrounding weddings and the married life. For more modern couples, these superstitions need not be followed at all.

Getting engaged during this pandemic could be the happiest moment in your quarantine life. Embrace this moment because this is the start of a new chapter with your loved one. Although no wedding goes completely according to plan, you can start planning your dream wedding as early as now to make it run as smoothly as possible.

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