Oh the sweet joy of Destination Wedding planning! When we started planning for our dream destination wedding we had many ideas swimming in our little heads. Now that we can count the calendar months in single digits to our wedding, our ideas are fast running out.
We are experiencing the autumn of ideas if you will.
Some dream ideas we realised are just that – dreams. Others we didn’t adequately plan for (and have now learnt from) and some we were not prepared for. But idealess and fast running out of time, we were irritable and at loggerheads.
That night, it was not one of the best dinner conversations we had :/
Destination wedding planning eh!
That is when we realised that what we are planning for, is a celebration of our love and commitment. We are not planning to win the award for the best wedding day prep.. but we are working towards designing a day that will be logged in our brains as the best days of our lives.
And the journey is just as important as the destination.
We decided – We need to have a timeout and spend some time discussing things we can make decisions about ourselves, for example :
• Our first look – If we are going to have it or not?
• Is he or am I going to see each other’s wedding wear before the day?
• What our first dance should be like?
• What would are wedding cake be like – I think we are going to have tiers because we cannot decide on any flavours.
And how can you help but not smile when you discuss Cake!
Once we were in a better mood, we sat down and wrote ourselves a mini list with a deadline.
By 31st of August, we need to decide on our Wedding photographer and our videographers. It is a big task and we hope we will make some excellent decisions. We are now on the other side of the table and can fully empathise with our brides who have to decide between so many talented wedding artists.
Lesson learnt – When you start feeling any mild annoyance regarding planning your wedding…book a date in front of the camera.
Looking into each others eyes and smiling to capture something for posterity reminds you just why you chose to me with him/her for the good and bad times in the FOREVER land. That is probably why pre-wedding shoots are our favorite. Read more about preparing from them here.
We will see you all soon!
Sirjana and Ben