The Bridal Party

You’re engaged – now what?

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So he proposed on Valentine’s Day…
Congratulations! How wonderful for you both.
Being engaged can be the most exciting and fulfilling times of your life to date. Just being with him feels so good. Then there is the thrill and sense of pride introducing him to family and friends …”this is my fiancé”.
Through all this you are learning more and more about each other, slowly but surely building an ever stronger relationship. You spend more and more time together. You start planning things together – and what fun that can be. Perhaps first up will be an engagement party. After that it will not be long before your thoughts turn to the actual wedding.
If you thought getting engaged was exciting, as they say in the vernacular, “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet”. There is no question about it, your wedding is one of the most exciting days in your life. You are in control of just how wonderfully enjoyable and exciting it will be. The secret of having your dream wedding is to know what you want and to plan for that to happen.
The wedding date probably seems a long way off but you will be amazed how quickly the time comes around. There are wedding and reception venues to be checked out, selected and booked – they provide the ambience for the day. It is important to choose a marriage celebrant with whom you feel a real rapport – this will have a significant effect on the ceremony itself. A really good photographer is a must as you will use his or her images to remind you of the many special things on your wedding day for all the years of your life. You need to choose your wedding gown, cake, flowers, invitations, honeymoon – a whole myriad of things to be chosen and attended to.
Obviously you need a “to do” list before it all becomes too stressful. There are many sources for prepared lists which make the task easy. Most bridal magazines have a prepared list and you will usually find them on internet wedding sites. This will help you to know what you want and to plan for it to happen.
It can be stressful or it can be fun. The choice is yours.

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