Someone has asked you to marry them, yippee!
You’ve got a sparkly ring on your finger and you’re slightly relieved that you won’t be left on the proverbial single shelf for the rest of your life.
Now for the exciting bit – planning the biggest day of your life.
Dresses, venues, cakes – We mean, how hard could it be?
Ummm…here are 10 things no one tells you about planning a wedding:
1. Absurd costs
The minute you mention the word ‘wedding’ the cost of everything rockets by at least 50%
2. Choosing a dress from the 500,000 styles available
As soon as you say ‘I do’ the whole world wants to know what sort of dress you’ll be wearing on the big day. Um – a white one?
3. Planning a theme
Everyone expects you to come up with an original never-seen-before theme. There are no new ideas people!
4. Colour scheme
You’re suddenly forced to decide what your favourite colour is.
What if you just don’t have a favourite colour? Make one up.
5. No you’re not invited (but I don’t have the guts to tell you)
The minute you get engaged all you hear is ‘am I invited?’ Erm, well you weren’t …. Dammit.
6. Families become a pain in the backside
That Great grand Aunt who hasn’t emerged in public since 1990 MUST be invited.
7. What about the kids?
Deciding if you want kids or not at your wedding is not so easy!
8. Wedding party politics
Perhaps the hardest bit of all – bridesmaids, maid of honour, best men and ushers.
Who do you pick?
Who do you leave out?
And do you have to pay for all their dresses/suits/shoes and leave yourself on the brink of bankruptcy?
9. Picking the first dance song
This is hard, especially if you have got a list of several best songs to choose from!
Every one often advises not to spend more than one’s budget but eventually you will especially as the date comes closer.