Of all the events in a persons life, getting married is way up there on the scale of importance, of having the ability to change a persons life and dare I say having the ability to cause stress!
Lets dwell on the stress aspect for the moment........how can such a seemingly exciting, happy, jubilant occasion cause stress?
Arranging an event that suits everyones tastes is a big ask....no matter what the occasion. A wedding ceremony with acompanying travel, accommodation, refreshments, dress etc can be a daunting task for anyone. The larger the event the more planning and work involved.
Have the wedding celebration that you want......not what your mother or mother in law would prefer to have. This is your day afterall.
Choose the venue that you want as well. Be mindful of those who may have to travel, parking access etc but be mindful of your choice of venue.
Church or Civil ceremony? Once again your choice.
Large wedding or a more intimate elopement locally or overseas destination? You choose.
How to avoid wedding day stressful situations.
Choice of venue and type of ceremony...........If a civil ceremony is your choice and clearly some family members are disappointed, elders or a priest or minister can be asked to be present to give their blessing. In my experience a Rabbi and Catholic Priest stood near the couple and gave their blessing during the saying of the vows.
If an elopement is chosen or an overseas wedding where family cant be present, renewing marriage vows on the first wedding anniversary can be planned at a time and place where family and friends can be present to participate in a delayed celebration.
A venue with limited parking can be mitigated by asking guests to gather in one place to park their vehicles then bussed to and from the wedding ceremony venue.
So, no matter what wedding ceremony format you choose or where you choose to have it a solution is at hand. I have compiled useful suggestions and pre prepared ceremony choices for your guidance and convenience.