So you’re engaged or married to the man of your dreams? You’ve just accepted his proposal and are about to spend the rest of your life together? What will you do with the rest of your life? Move to Paris and become the lover of a handsome French man? Move to Los Angeles and become the star of a TV show? Move to Cape Cod and live in a lighthouse with your husband? Who knows? One thing’s for sure, you’re going to be doing a lot of dreaming. That’s why we’re here. To help you make sense of your dreams and give you ideas for making them come true. We want to help you along the way as you embark on this exciting new chapter in your life. You’re going to need all the support you can get, so let’s get to it.
Create A Dream Team
You’ve got a partner for life in this venture. So it’s time to create a dream team! Who will be your partner in crime? Who will be your best friend? Who will make your husband proud to be my husband? You’re going to need some serious people on your side if you’re going to make these major life changes. If you want to take your relationship to the next level, you’re going to need to surround yourself with couples who share your vision for the future. To start things off, you should both consider a couples therapy session. We all know how marriage can be tricky. It’s often frustrating trying to work through problems with your better half. You’ll have a chance to work through issues and gain new perspectives on the situation that you’re facing. Plus, you’ll have a newfound appreciation for what it means to be a team. You’ll certainly want to include your husband in all of this. He’s going to need to be on board with your plans, otherwise, you’re really in for a big fight when it comes time to implement what’s been decided. Do you both need to be 100% supportive to get the most out of this adventure? Of course not. But it never hurts to have a Plan B. Just in case your husband turns out to be less than supportive.
Set A Budget
As you’re sorting through your wedding planning, you’ll inevitably run into some financial problems. Even if you’ve got the perfect wedding dress, the most luxurious venue, and the most expensive bouquet and boutonniere, you’re still going to need some money to make things happen. One of the first things you should do as a newlywed couple is to sit down and set a budget. This is especially important if you’re going to be doing a lot of traveling. It would be best to set a limit on how much you’re going to spend. Otherwise, you’re going to find yourself in a bit of a pickle. Setting a budget won’t stop you from being extravagant, but it will force you to be mindful of your expenses. Plus, it will give you something to work towards. If you reach your goal, you’ll be able to say you planned a lavish wedding without going overboard. When you get back from your honeymoon, you’ll be able to look back and say, “We really did do it justice. It all turned out perfectly.” Budgeting will help you pull off the perfect wedding. It’s time to dream big but stay within your means. You’ll thank us for this later when you’re living the life you’ve always dreamed about.
Create A Vision Board
We all know what vision boards are. They’re those Pinterest things where you type in a word or a phrase and it gives you a board filled with images that you can sort through and click on to inspire you. Pinterest is surprisingly useful for wedding inspiration. Whether you’re searching for ideas for the ceremony or the reception, you’re going to find exactly what you’re looking for. It’s great for newlyweds since they can create a vision board for their next big step together. This is a great place to pin photos of yourself as a bride or groom. Plus, it will keep your mind fresh while you work on putting the finishing touches on your wedding day. You can create a board for each of the major events that will take place during the wedding day. For example, you can have a board for the ceremony, another for the reception, and one more for the evening stroll down the aisles. During these events, you can pin photos that will give you inspiration and help you remember this incredible day. A vision board is a good place to keep all important documents and certificates related to the wedding. You can also keep a digital copy of your vows here as well. Seeing the words you’ve written down will give you an added boost of confidence when you’re saying them on the day of the wedding.
Create A Wedding To-Do List
This should be a comprehensive list of everything you need to do to plan your wedding. It will become very handy to have this list to look back on in the future. Make sure to make copies of this list and give them to trusted family members and friends. You don’t want to be scrambling at the end to find a guest list or a menu two weeks before your wedding. This list will also come in handy when you’re giving your vows. It will give you some structure and ensure that you don’t forget anything important. This list will also be the foundation for your wedding to-do list. Once you’ve finished planning your wedding, it’s time to move onto the next phase of your life together. You can start by making sure to relax and enjoy your big day. It will be over before you know it.