On the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, which measures the stress levels cause by varying life events, Marriage is the 7th most stressful event in an average person’s life. Much of this stress is caused by the organisation of the actual wedding day where you will be expected to satisfy all of your family and loved ones and your in-laws as well. Wedding guests can number in the thousands at large weddings – this is particularly pertinent in the Asian community where family is valued so highly.
Here are some of the most important things to remember when planning your big day.
When somebody is asked if they enjoyed a wedding, their most common responses are usually ‘it was a lovely service’ or ‘yes, the food was delicious’ – this highlights the importance of food to guests and the overall success of the event. Employ the services of a caterer or catering team that you trust to produce high quality food that all of your guests will enjoy and meet with them to discuss the menu in depth to ensure that every guest will be satisfied.
It is important to find the right balance between holy event and enjoyable gathering when planning a wedding. The dedication and devotion that is being displayed between the two parties is a prestigious occasion and needs to be treated with the correct gravitas and respect. Simultaneously, it is important to ensure that everybody who has attended your special day has a good time. A band or a DJ can play a wide range of different music styles to suit every taste and customary requirement.
Write out your invite list separately on a number of occasions – this will reduce the risk of you forgetting somebody and not inviting them to your special day. Invite your parents and in-laws to help with the inviting process to further eliminate the risk of forgotten loved ones. Forgetting a family member could lead to huge family arguments and could potentially ruin what should be the happiest day of your life.
This is a day where all focus is on you and the love that you will share for the rest of your life with your soul mate. Celebrate this love and endeavour not to allow stress disrupt any part of your day. Hiring a specialist wedding venue will provide you with the options needed to simply enjoy the day whilst professionals see to the minute details and ensure that the whole event goes without a hitch.