Upcoming Marriage

@glr05b (10)
United States
November 15, 2010 7:33pm CST
I have a wedding coming up soon. What do I need to know and what do I need to do to prepare?
4 responses
• United States
16 Nov 10
Hello glr05b and a warm welcome to you on myLot. I am not quite sure when you say an upcoming wedding, so I can help perhaps with your plans. Is it your wedding? Someone elses? I would be happy to come back.
@glr05b (10)
• United States
16 Nov 10
Thanks for the welcome. It is my marriage. I have experienced weddings before, just not from the aspect of groom. There is much more to consider from the inside.
• United States
16 Nov 10
Good luck to you on your upcoming marriage. The below poster summed it pretty nicely. I just wanted to add, try really hard to relax a bit as wedding plans are truly stressful, especially on the brides end (wink), as we as women oh so love to try and make it perfect. Have a wonderful wedding day and happy life. During the hard times try and remember the reasoning behind you getting married. Communication is the key and sometimes so many misunderstanding just simply get carried away. Have fun and a blessed happy life with your bride.
• Malaysia
16 Nov 10
Congrats.....not enough here to tell you what to prepare for your wedding. Budget is the top list. Also equip yourself for life after wedding what to expect. In the excitement we sometimes feel that fairy tales is so real. Its good that you engage a wedding planner, its really worth it. Congrats again, marriage life is gud especially if we are a women.
@glr05b (10)
• United States
16 Nov 10
Budget has definitely been the biggest thing on my mind so far, so I'm hoping I'll have that all under control...or at least well planned out. I have heard several people tell me that it is no fairy tale to get married, but I'm still a little optimistic. I know there will be plenty of hardships in the marriage, but I also know that there will be more happiness.
@gfeef01 (538)
16 Nov 10
Hi. I married a couple of months ago. So i'm just out of the wedding preparations and i'm looking back. If you go online and look places will try and sell you the wedding they expect you want. what you need to decide is the wedding you want. be wary of the wedding industry, they can take a lot of money from you for things you just don't need. I'd say you need to decide what you want to wear, eat, say, do and be. and then you need to make sure that your future wife wants similar or compatible things. The most important thing is the promises you make. If they are religious or other will make a big impact on the rest of the plans. People always think of what to wear, and where they want to be first, but don't forget a beautiful view doesn't make a happy wedding, or wedding guests. Make sure there is also something to do (ie my guests were not big drinkers so we arranged a magician and lawn games rather than an open bar) Most of all make it a day that represents you and your future wife. Often the girl takes the biggest part of the planning, but be involved as much as you can. Congratulations and good luck
@susanana (126)
• Philippines
16 Nov 10
Hello glr05b! welcome to mylot. you'll truly love it here. Congratulations and best wishes on your upcoming wedding. I'm about to get married soon as well and I'm in the process of preparing my wedding too. The first thing you need to consider in planning a wedding is the budget as stated by acrossnation. With your budget you can work through your priorities which is important to you in your wedding. The major concerns in preparing a wedding would be the ceremony venue, reception venue, Marriage license, invitation,caterer, Bride's gown (this one depends on your girlfriend, but for me this is important because a lady only wears her bridal gown once). In every country, culture and religion there are different things needed to prepare. IN my case, I have to prepare for church venue, several pre nuptial requirements such as pre cana seminar, marriage licence and a lot more. To make everything smooth you may want to get a wedding coordinator or wedding planner to help you out. If you prefer to prepare these by your self I suggest you still get an On the day coordinator so that your focus is to look good and get ready on the wedding day itself.