December 16, 2019.
This was the day we decided to tie the knot.
It was a beautiful and memorable celebration. We had a great time, our guests enjoyed every moment of it and we definitely could not ask for anything more.
We knew that God has blessed that moment and our hearts are full of thanksgiving.
It was a great learning experience for us as a couple too.
Here are some important things we learned. We hope you can learn from them too.
Intimate weddings are the best.
From the start, we already wanted an intimate wedding. It was one of the best decisions we’ve made for our wedding. We kept our guests to people whom we know and have a special place in our hearts.
It was a real challenge to cut out people from the guest list. But, it was worth the sacrifice when we saw how special that moment was.
The suppliers you choose should get along well with each other.
We spent majority of our preparation time making sure that we are getting the right suppliers.
One important thing we learned from this whole experience was that these suppliers should get along well with each other. They should be friends or at least have a history of recommending one another.
This saved us from a lot of hassle. All of our suppliers had a good working relationship. They know how to adjust well with each other.
You need a lot of time to prepare.
Yes. Preparation is the key to really good wedding.
It took us one whole year to make sure all the details were right.
It also helped that we are both tech savvy. We used organization apps like Basecamp, Google sheets, Todoist and more!
These tools made the preparation much easier.
Prepare to go over budget.
This one was the hardest to swallow.
We knew we needed a good amount of money to be able to pull off a ‘decent’ wedding. So, we saved some and then had a budget.
But, as the months went by during our preparation slowly the expenses have ballooned up and we actually went over budget.
It was stressful. But, at least now we learned that we should have been more prepared.
Put the welfare of your guests first.
We knew it was our wedding. It was our moment.
But, we still put the welfare our guests first.
We made sure they get good seats, they are comfortable, they are served good food, etc.
After all, they were the ones who made time and effort to witness our memorable moment.
Our wedding was on a Monday too. So yeah, that was extra effort.
Get a wedding coordinator.
We initially thought we could coordinate the whole event ourselves.
But, we were wrong.
We had to get an on-site wedding coordinator, who fortunately was very good and very professional.
She and her team literally just made us relax and do nothing on the day of the wedding.
They took care of every detail. Props to their team.
Without God, this union and celebration would not have happened.
We never stopped praying for God’s favor and blessings.
He never disappoints. He even made the impossible possible.
Quick story: On the day of the wedding, it rained. That is the ultimate nightmare of a garden wedding.
But, we were surrounded with prayer warriors. God heard all of our prayers.
The rain stopped during the ceremony! The rain poured again during the reception when everyone was already inside the hall.
And God’s favor did not stop there.
The rain stopped again after the reception. Why? Because we still have a fireworks display prepared for everyone.
If that wasn’t a miracle, I do not know what to call it.
People will always have something to say.
We knew we can’t please everyone.
Your friends, family and other people will always have something to say from the preparation up until the wedding day.
If we kept on pleasing them, we won’t have a wedding that was as meaningful as what we had.
We learned how to cherish every moment and every decision we made. And, this was very satisfying for both of us.
Do not wait for the “perfect” time.
We always have heard people talk about waiting for the “perfect” time to get married. And, their reasons are obviously valid.
But, one of the most important things we learned was that getting married is a decision that you have to make.
There is no perfect time. The only thing needed is that decision to get into marriage.
That is exactly what we did.
We were uncertain and we were unprepared. But, when we decided to do it we prayed for it and God poured out His blessings in ways we could not have even imagined!
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