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Attending a Wedding Before Your Own

Attending a Wedding Before Your Own


Attending a wedding before your own?

You may have heard how hard it is to plan a wedding. While you’re attending a wedding before your own, you may even think you have a good idea of how to plan your own. However, once that ring’s on your finger (or your fiancé’s) wedding planning gets difficult for everyone. Yet with the wedding season coming up, it’s the perfect time to go as an engaged couple and get ideas!

Attending a Wedding Before Your Own

So, if you’ve RSVP’d to a wedding (or five!) this wedding season, use these as great opportunities to see what really matters most to the happy couple and to the guests at the event. While you’re sipping wine and enjoying the love-filled evening with your fiancé, look for details you may be sweating over that just don’t really matter. Validate some of your thoughts on your own wedding goals.

We’ve listed a few thoughts and questions to think about at the next wedding you attend!


A unique venue may be worth it if you can save on decorating the space to create your ideal evening ambiance. Factors that can help fulfill your wedding vision could be moody dark linens and uplighting. Or those heavenly light linens and twinkle lights. What mood or atmosphere do you want to set with lighting? What aspects of a wedding speak to you to set that mood/atmosphere?


Are there statement pieces that you notice more than others? Or decor you barely noticed at all? Perhaps the centerpieces make the difference for you. Or maybe it was a highly-decorated dessert table. Maybe renting/borrowing an item (from someone who just had a wedding perhaps?!) versus creating it on your own is the way to go.


Did they serve their food buffet or plated style? Were there options for those with a gluten-free? Were there vegetarian options? Did they offer appetizers? Did they have a static snack or candy table? Typically food can be a large percentage of the budget. Think about if food matters more to you than a decor piece. Or does it matter more than the second photographer even? Decide if you’re a foodie who needs it all!


What really made their wedding a blast for you? Maybe an interactive game? A photo booth? Or ice breaker activity had the guests mingled and excited for the evening from the start. Did the DJ get the grandma on the dance floor?

It doesn’t hurt to do your research at an actual wedding versus something you see online that a professional might of created. Of course, be realistic about what can be accomplished in time before your wedding date and what can be added to your budget. There is nothing like a real wedding to spark ideas for your own and remind you of the true meaning and purpose of the day!

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