When you are planning your wedding, it seems like everything in the world revolves around that one big day. All of your energy, money and time goes into to thinking about that event that often seems very far off in the distant future. But it’s important to remember that there are some fun things to enjoy on the way to the wedding too. Read on to find out what they are.
Everything about this journey to get married that you and your partner have decided on should be celebrated. Starting with the very first step – your engagement. Some people are put off having an engagement party because they don’t want to incur the cost. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a good time.
You can have a meal out with your nearest and dearest to celebrate, or if you do have people over to yours, a few bottle of wine and some nibbles will be enough. Just remember that there will be plenty of people in your life that will want to celebrate this momentous occasion with you. So it’s worth making the most of your engagement.
Something else that is a lot of fun to do and that happens way before the wedding is your engagement photo shoot. This is where you and fiance get together and have some professional pictures taken to mark your decision to marry.
These pictures can be used at your wedding. Put them in a frame and get everyone to sign their name like a guest book. Then you can replace the picture with your wedding day photos once you have them back. Or you can use them on your wedding invites too.
It’s also a lovely chance for you and your fiance to share some happy memories together, and mark the beginning of your journey into marriage.
Making the Invites
Another thing that is fun that you can do together is to make your own wedding invites. Of course, invites can cost a lot, especially if you go for professional ones. So why not bulk buy some card in your wedding colors along with some lace, ribbon, and rhinestones and get creative together.
It’s a nice moment to share, because as you make and send the invites the whole wedding days starts to become that little bit more real.
Bucks and Hens
Of course, you don’t have to have all your fun together. In fact, it’s pretty traditional to have at least one big night out without each other, to say goodbye to singledom for good.
The hens tend to be pretty on top of all of this. If not speak to your bridesmaids, and give them a clear idea of what you want for your last night out as a single woman!
If your other half is struggling with the organizational side of his stag do, show him companies that can run bucks parties. Then he’ll get a great night with less of the stress and chaos.
Lastly, another thing to enjoy the food tasting for the big day. Some wedding venues really go all out and give you the luxury treatment with wine and sample of all the courses.