A wedding is an epic event.
But sometimes, it’s a marriage that’s just not going to happen.
And when that happens, there’s one thing you can do to make sure you’re prepared to handle the aftermath of the big day.
Let’s take a look at a couple of wedding-planning tips to help you get back on track.
Consider what’s at stake.
“The wedding night is the most important thing to remember when planning,” says Jennifer G. Kocsis, author of Wedding Planner.
“It’s where your marriage is at and what you’re going to do after it.”
If your spouse isn’t willing to take some time to celebrate their wedding, consider the following: Consider your needs: It’s important to get together with the people you love before you have to spend the night together.
You can also consider a romantic weekend to spend with your loved ones, Kocses says.
You might also consider doing some shopping.
If you’re a shopaholic, you can skip your wedding and go to a special sale.
“Your first priority should be getting the wedding done before the next big thing,” she says.
But if you don’t want to spend time in the wedding venue, you might consider spending a couple days shopping in the neighborhood instead.
And if you’re looking for something different, there are several wedding venues that cater to singles.
You’ll also want to consider how much money you have.
You don’t need to pay full price for your wedding, but you’ll want to save money for your honeymoon, your honey-moon package, and even the ceremony itself.
If your budget is tight, you could even consider using a honeymoon package.
Use the same date and time as your wedding day.
“You’ll have more time to get to know each other,” Koczes says.
“And if you go out to dinner together, it makes it a lot easier for both of you.”
That means you can spend more time together during the wedding, which means you’ll both have a lot of fun.
“I know I’m not the only one who’s been a little hesitant to get out for a night on the town, so this will really make you happy,” she adds.
“If you’re planning on going out for dinner with your friends, this will give you an opportunity to share a meal.”
“Remember to do things like put a little time aside for a wedding-night snack, which is going to make your wedding night so much more memorable,” Kucsis says.
This includes buying gift certificates for all the food vendors and flowers you’ll need, and purchasing a bottle of wine, too.
And don’t forget to get some flowers for your friends and family to hang on the wall of your house.
“That way, if they ask, ‘What did you do at your wedding?’ you know, you’ve got flowers,” Kacsis adds.
Know what your needs are before you get started.
“Just because you’re married doesn’t mean you have everything in order to get married,” says Kocsis.
“As a matter of fact, there will be a lot that you need to learn.”
But that’s OK.
“Don’t make the wedding a total disaster,” she warns.
“There’s plenty of time to plan for what you’ll do after your big day, so it’s really up to you to decide what you need.”
Plan for the future.
You’re not just going to have a ceremony and a reception.
You also need to figure out what you want to do with your wedding after it’s over.
“A wedding can be an exciting time for a lot more than just a single person,” Kochess says.
For example, you’ll have a big-ticket wedding like your parents’ wedding, or a special celebration of some kind, like the World Cup or the Super Bowl.
You may even want to have something special for friends and relatives, Koches says.
Kucsis suggests having something like a dinner or event to mark the occasion.
“Also, you don