When a couple decides to get married, everyone gets super excited about their news, congratulates them and shares all the positive things about having a husband or a wife. What they do not share most of the time is the fact that planning a wedding is a stressful and long process that requires much patience from the couple.
Things get even trickier if you want to plan your wedding abroad. If this is what you want to do, it is a good thing that you clicked on this article. Below you will find 3 tips that will make your life much easier.
Tip 1: Hire a Wedding Planner
I know that planning a wedding means spending A LOT of money. However, couples are willing to pay for services that are worthy of their money. In order to ensure that you will get your money’s worth and that you will not be deceived, you need to have a person who lives and knows the area you want to have your wedding at like the back of their hands. For example, if you want to have your wedding in Greece, the team on goldenappleweddings.com will hear your vision of the wedding and will be able to come up with venues and locations in the specific country that match your idea of the perfect wedding.
Tip 2: Remain Loyal to your Vision
As mentioned above, before making any arrangements, you need to have an image, a detailed vision of what your wedding will look like. When we are saying “you”, we mean the soon to be husband and wife. This clarification is important because it entails two things. Firstly, it is important that the couple will sit down and have a long discussion about what they both want. It would be unfair to fulfil the wedding dreams and fantasies of only one of the two partners. Secondly, it is very common for people close to the couple, like parents or close relatives, to intervene and impose a different kind of vision. Sometimes it is hard for the couple to say no because they don’t want to displease anyone. But they usually have to. It goes without saying that you should listen to the opinion and experiences of your family and friends, but don’t forget that you are the ones getting married. This is your wedding and it should be the way you’ve imagined it.
Tip 3: Learn all about the Economy
Now that we have clarified that you can and should create the wedding of your dreams, we should talk about how not to get broke in the process of getting that wedding. You should learn everything about the financial state of the country where your wedding is taking place. The way this country determines the cost of a product or service may differ from yours. If there is another currency, learn about exchange rates. Exchange your money and always pay in the same currency as this will save you some money from the fees that banks apply to make the exchange themselves.
My final tip would be to remember that it’s your special day and you should do whatever makes you happy without breaking the bank. You don’t want to spend your first years together in debt.
Are you planning a wedding abroad? I’d love to hear about your plans.
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