Over the next few weeks, I will be bringing you a series of blogs featuring advice from real brides, whose weddings I filmed in 2016.
This week, November bride, Rachel, discusses the importance of taking a step back when planning your wedding...
"The best piece of advice I was given whilst planning our wedding actually came from my Dad, who told me (repeatedly at times!) not to lose sight of what it’s actually all about; making a commitment to the person you love in front of your friends and family.
As much fun as it can be to scour Pinterest, bridal magazines and go to wedding shows; it can be all too easy to get caught up in the detail, the politics and what you ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t’ do; getting yourself stressed and frazzled in the process!
It might be contrary to the idea of wedding planning, but my advice would be to allow yourself the time to walk away from it all every now and then, talk about something else and spend some time with the person you’re going to marry, enjoying just being engaged."
Your engagement period is a magical time, but if we're being all matter of fact about it, it is also a means to an end; your wedding day. Should your planning dominate your life in the run up to your big day though? Probably not. But In reality, it most likely will. There is so much to organise, it's all too easy to get lost in the planning process unless, you consciously take a step back from it. Rachel's dad is right, keep in mind the reason you're getting married and enjoy life everyday with the one you love.
Watch Rachel and Martin's full cinematic trailer, shot at Elms Barns, below...
LAST WEEK Tessa and Nikki gave us their thoughts on what really matters on your wedding day (Click here to read the article in full)
NEXT WEEK Lacey talks about delegating and listening to the advice of wedding professionals
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