Have you just got engaged? Congratulations! You might be in a whirlwind of happiness and romance right now, but you’ve got a lot of work to do. Planning a wedding takes a lot of energy, a lot of time, and a lot of organisation skills. This is why so many people hire a wedding planner. If you’re more of a DIY-girl, then take heart. Lots of women prefer to manage the details of their wedding themselves. Yes, it’s tough and stressful. But you’ll get what you want!
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It might all start with the engagement ring. If you are the kind of girl who likes to have maximum input, then why not consider a bespoke ring? Custom made engagement rings are becoming more popular because girls know what they want. Perhaps you want a ring that will match your wedding band but you can’t find anything in the store. Designing the set yourself will guarantee your ring is one of a kind.
You might even want to surprise your fiance by designing his ring for him too. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get the wedding you want. If you are particularly creative, you might try your hand at designing a dress. Whether you opt to commission a fashion student, or you’ve got the cash for a designer to take on your ideas, it will be unique. It also guarantees that you’ll have a dress featuring all your favorite design elements.
The centerpieces are another opportunity for you to flex your creative muscles. Many florists will show you their portfolios and expect you to choose from two or three different designs. This can be very limiting. Not all florists will agree to a bespoke design. Instead, why not put your centerpieces together from silk flowers? They will last longer so they can be made earlier. They will also stand up to more manipulation without damage for something truly artistic.
Are you any good at baking? Perhaps you have a friend who can decorate cakes? Creating a wedding cake is an enormous feat. But if you can do it, then why not design your own wedding cake? You can choose to have as many tiers as you like. It might be that you would rather have a cupcake design. That way you can bake lots of different flavors to suit all tastes. Don’t worry if you can’t sculpt the bride and groom for the top. You can usually buy cute little wooden or plastic ones to sit in place.
Why not create your own music playlist for the wedding? You probably already have an idea which song will be your First Dance number. Walking up and down the aisle will require some musical accompaniment too. Then the reception dance will need a playlist of a couple of hours. If you’re hiring a live band, you can discuss this with them. Alternatively, ask your DJ to put a list together for your approval.
Planning a wedding is tough but it gives you so much control over your big day. You can take on as much or as little as you like. Enjoy.