Before you and your beloved walk down the aisle, there are a few topics that need to be discussed beforehand. Even if you’ve just gotten the proposal or your engagement ring, or are starting to think to imagine what it’s going to be like to actually be married, each of these are topics that deserve careful consideration and honesty between the two of you.
According to a recent article that appeared at Brides.com, here are a few of the things the two of you need to discuss.
- Money & Budget – Weddings can be done on a shoestring or they can end up being extremely expensive. Now is the time to decide the things that are important to you both on your big day.
According to an article which appeared on The Knot, the average price of a wedding in the United States in 2016 topped over $35,000. Many couples do receive help from family and friends in footing the bill and come up with creative ways to finance it all. Now is the time, however, for the two of you to have a frank discussion about the budget for your wedding will be. What you spend on the dress, invitations and all the other ‘extras’ have a way of adding up. Consider hiring a wedding planner as someone who may be able to help you stay within budget and helping your wedding vision become a reality.
- Managing Family – Even in families that are close-knit and where everyone seems to get along, there can be dynamics going on that can present challenges. This can be especially true when everyone gets together for big events such as holidays, and of course, weddings. Of course, there always will be at least a little bit of wedding drama, but the two of you need to decide if special steps will need to be taken into consideration as far as seating arrangements at the church or at the reception. If either set or parents are divorced it can also mean having to create an atmosphere that will help to avoid having any feelings of anger or sadness coming to a head on your wedding day. This is your time, so a little planning regarding potential issues between those in attendance can go a long way to helping ensure everyone has a good time.
- Creating Something Completely Unique –
Whatever kind of wedding that you are dreaming of creating, give Geri Simms at Atlanta Wedding Décor a call. Geri can go over the ideas that you both have and discuss how to make your dreams into a reality. For more than 25 years, Geri has been helping to plan weddings as well as other special events by using dramatic fabric draping, uplighting and props to create a one of a kind atmosphere. Contact Geri today to schedule an appointment at (404) 558-1300.