Summer Wedding Planning

Joanna Gaines Magnolia Magazine

Summer Wedding Planning

Summertime is finally here!

Are you planning to spend your Summer wedding planning? Perhaps you will be planning your destination wedding and looking through the endless ideas of ideal places to marry the love of your life! Although, I hope you’re enjoying some relaxing time away from planning. It can be so stressful! From getting the finances sorted out for the occasion (with some using to help with this) to ensuring everything is organized just so, it can be so much to handle and all-encompassing for it.

You may even be required to plan the wedding attire and decorations. To keep your decor budget in check, you may consider investing in a personalized orange neon sign. Since most neon signs are LED, they have a very low voltage – approx 12 volts. As a result, even after being on for days or weeks, they tend to produce little to no heat. When it comes to summer weddings, it could be a wise investment on your part. They may also save you money on your electricity bill and add a splash of color to your wedding pictures.

Aside from these things, you may have to think about hiring someone to capture the beautiful moments of your life’s most important day. You can either ask around for recommendations for professional photographers or do a search on the internet for the same. However, if you are considering the latter option, then searching for keywords such as Alex Paul Photography may be beneficial. A professional photographer may be able to capture your emotions and relationship bonds with your family and loved ones more effectively.

It had become so hectic that yesterday, I had to remind myself to step away from the wedding world a bit and focus on some personal time.

I picked up the Summer copy of The Magnolia Journal, my watermelon mint lemonade from Chick fil a, (YUM by the way! So refreshing!), slipped on my Ray Bans, and threw down a blanket in my back yard. Having a moment to relax is rare in my life. Having a toddler is a wonderful thing, but can suck the life out of you.

Reading about Joanna’s recent projects and how she juggles family and work life was encouraging. Her insight is also good for brides in the midst of planning a wedding. I loved her article on confidence, “and not the strut-your-stuff -bikini confidence” she says, lol! So true! She talks about a strong, quiet, inner confidence that I so desperately want in my life. Am I alone in that desire?

When I worked primarily as a Registered Nurse, I was surrounded by a lot of loud, “confident” women. I put quotations around confident, because I don’t think they were confident. Being loud isn’t confidence, and I often shied away from those people because they honestly “wore me out”.

Are there loud, “confident” people in your life giving you all their opinions about how you should plan/execute your wedding? Be true to yourself and your fiancé. Don’t let the noise of how everyone else wants you to plan your wedding, to take control of your emotions and decisions. If your finance wants to rent a suit online and the people around you are saying that this might not be the best idea, pay them no attention. It is understandable that they only want what’s best for you, but at the end of the day, it is your wedding day. People will have different opinions on everything at your event, such as what the table decorations should look like, what food you should serve, or even if you should have a live band or not. Some couples might enjoy having a Wedding Band, whereas others might prefer a DJ. The decision should be between you and your significant other because it would be impossible to please every guest, so doing whatever makes you happy should be your motivation to planning your perfect wedding.

Summer Wedding Planning

Recently, I had an overwhelmed bride come to me saying how overwhelmed she was in the process. She cancelled her wedding ceremony. At our initial meeting, she had a glow in her eyes when she talked about her wedding day. Her face lit up when she was speaking about her venue and she showed me lots of photographs of Brookwood Camp (where she would have the ceremony and reception) and was giving me suggestions on where she would like to have her pictures taken, as she wanted the perfect backdrop. They were going to make full use of the facilities they had there too so they could have a weekend that they’d remember. I remember she also told me about a Wedding Limo Service that she had found and she was so excited about it all. Weddings are something to look forward to – not dread! But now I could see that she didn’t have as much enthusiasm as she did before as now her eyes were clouded with stress. How sad! I ached for her and wished she had a wedding planner by her side to help with this process. Don’t let one of the biggest days of your life cause you stress. Check out the many wonderful wedding planners in your area! And take my advice: get away from the wedding world for a little bit. You’ll return refreshed and glad you did.

Happy Friday!