Planning a wedding can be great fun. Just focus on the two of you and create a day that you and your guests will enjoy, writes Lauren Molyneux

There are so many decisions to be made when planning for your big day. With so many options now available, setting the date, choosing the location, organising the day and selecting the entertainment are just some of the things that will be on your to-do list.

The planning part can be stressful, but it doesn’t need to be. Giving yourself plenty of time will help to prevent things from becoming too overwhelming, and it will also give you the chance to properly consider all of your options.

Choosing the location for you and your partner to get married is one of the biggest decisions you will need to make in the planning process, and it’s best to be made as early as possible. You might consider a traditional church wedding, with flowers on the end of the pews and church bells chiming to mark your new commitment to one another.

Taking an alternative approach to getting married is becoming increasingly popular. Many couples decide to get married in the sunshine and elope to a foreign country with a small group of friends and family to tie the knot on the beach. Others might select a luxurious hotel or country manor, where there’s room for guests to stay over and spend a few days together celebrating.

A wedding I am set to attend later in the year will be focused entirely on the celebration element. Dismissing the traditional wedding breakfast, the ceremony will lead straight into what will essentially be a huge party, with a selection of food available for guests to help themselves to throughout the night. A band will play and guests will be entertained by table-side magicians and caricaturists – something a little bit different from a traditional wedding reception.

Ultimately, it’s important to remember to plan a wedding that you and your spouse will enjoy – after all, this is your big day! As long as there is love in the room, your guests are sure to enjoy themselves, so instead of focusing on keeping everyone else happy, plan a day that is perfect for you.



Tedd Walmsley

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