The Reality Behind Dream Weddings

rapuncille By rapuncille, 1st Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Since it’s the first of June, I find it apt to write an entry about customizing your dream weddings within the bounds of reality.

The Reality Behind Dream Weddings

To walk down the aisle and exchange vows with the love of your life is every girl’s dream. We all want that day to be perfect as we envision it. Putting up the real wedding though and making it as close as possible to what we have dreamt of is one challenging task. Finding the right guy to marry makes it hard enough. And when you’re certain that you have found the right ONE, tying the knot and making your BIG DAY happen won’t also come as easy unless you have all the resources required to make your dream wedding come true.

A beautiful wedding is bliss, be it a small and simple one or be it a more grand and lavish one, as long as it turn out to be what you have wanted it to be. Both entail costs though, in terms of money and time. Getting married nowadays is quite expensive. The various details that you have to prepare for the wedding have their own monetary toll on one’s budget. It is more or less safe for me to say that the realization of your dream wedding would be limited by your resourcefulness, creativity and the limits given by your budget.

There’s nothing wrong with fulfilling one’s dream of having the wedding they have dreamed of. It is after all, a once in a lifetime event (some can’t help but have extras of course). To spend a relatively significant amount of money on preparing for it is OK, so long as you do not pass the financial burden of putting it up on other people’s shoulder. You could think of your wedding as your first major project as a couple that you need to save up for. This is one occasion that is exclusively for the BOTH of you, so you better enjoy every bit of it. Bear in mind that after having your own children, you yourselves will never go first in the list of your priorities. It will be the kids already.

It is important though to make sure that you do not spend all of your fortune on it. It is best to plan your wedding and work within your budget. It might limit you to having the wedding of your dreams to every detail but your resourcefulness might enable you to get as close to it as possible, within the bounds of reality. DIYs (do-it-yourself) might help you cut down the expenses. Prioritizing plays an important role in allocating your limited budget. Forgoing some of the unnecessary details in your dream wedding will not really turn it into a complete disaster.

As I’ve said, the wedding is your first major project as a couple, meaning, there are still more to come and both of you should prepare for them. You should ensure that you still have enough to start your life together as you raise your own family. The marriage which comes right after the wedding is more important after all. The wedding is just a one day event. The marriage is what takes you a lifetime. The grandness of the wedding will not define the stability of the marriage but the financial instability it might give you afterwards might take its toll on your marriage.


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am a full-time mom to two gorgeous boys. I spend most of my spare time in between my mommy and wifey jobs doing online stuff which includes writing.

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author avatar Songbird B
2nd Jun 2011 (#)

Great article, Rapuncille..and so true. The wedding day is important, but it is only a is what comes after that is so important. It always amazes me how some people will get themselves in so much debt...never a great way to start off married life...

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author avatar lisalatouche
3rd Jun 2011 (#)

Great writing! This article is very true. Why spend a fortune on a wedding and struggle during the marriage? Good stuff

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author avatar Denise O
17th Jan 2012 (#)

I agree, it is only one day. Thank you for sharing.:)

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