marriage planning

Here’s how a bit of Quiet Time can help you during Marriage Planning

Q is for Quiet Time

Planning in Indian Marriages can be stressful.

Of all the things the couple has to plan and execute, getting a bit of peace and quiet time can often be impossible. This can lead to that unusual burst of frustration and irritation.

Hence here are some ways you can manage to get that quiet time and help reduce stress.

1. Plan marriage in advance:

This is probably the number one advice every couple gets but it does make sense. Planning well in advance allows you to complete tasks as per your timeline. Here’s one way you can reduce stress.

2. “We time” and “Me time”:

In any marriage, it’s not always supposed to be “we time”. You do need your “me-time” as well. This allows you to do things that you like and you end up feeling better. Post that, “we-time” feels better too.

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The same applies during marriage planning.

You can give each other a lot of time but it’s best to keep that “me-time” as well. This helps keep frustrations and irritation away.

3. Take all the help you can get:

Now I don’t mean to take help from every person that comes ahead. But it’s best to offload a few tasks on friends/family. You need to remember that you just have 2 hands and hence you can’t do 5 tasks at once.

Hence do what you can and offload a few tasks so your planning timeline stays intact and you get more quiet time eventually.

4. Choose your quiet time:

This might sound a bit difficult but choosing your quiet time is important. You can watch a movie, go to the beach, chill, and do everything except talk about marriage.

What are my thoughts on Quiet time in Marriage planning?

It can get maddening as the days get close to the marriage date. Everyone will come to you with pending tasks and doubts. Doing everything and giving time to your partner might get difficult.

You might even argue often than before as temperatures flare and irritation arrives. Hence it’s important to find that quiet time where you both can just be yourselves and have a great time.

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Professional Wedding Photographer

13 Reasons Why – You Need a Professional Wedding Photographer

P is for Professional Wedding Photographers

How important it is to get the right shot?

Today, most of us love clicking pictures, selfies, and always look for the best angles. All this, so we can get the best shot.

If this is the effort we take for social media then imagine what effort will you take during your wedding day, right?

Most go ahead with professional photographers to capture pictures from their pre-wedding shoot and the wedding day.

But wait, why go ahead with professionals? They are too costly and will shoot up our wedding budget?

These are common questions one will ask.

Hence I share with you 13 reasons why you must consider hiring a Professional Wedding Photographer for your wedding.

1. Masters – Professional photographers are masters of their art. They know how to work their way with the camera.

2. Not Tired – The photographer you hire is your Pro and not your guest. Hence he/she won’t get tired of clicking pictures during the wedding.

3. Plan A – These professionals always have a plan.  They understand your plan and will accordingly make notes.

4. Photographers have a knack for observing that allows them to be at the right place at the right time. Hence you get amazing candid moments captured.

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5. They also know how to make you naturally feel at ease while clicking and not stiff or awkward.

6. Plan B. Every photographer has a contingency plan right from batteries, backup camera, memory card, and even another contact that can cover the wedding if they can’t make it.

7. Training. These guys have training i.e. they either apprenticed under someone or have taken a course.

8. Best interests – Your photographer won’t look for his/her convenience. They’ll look for your best interests as it’s your special day.

9. Editing & Sorting – Post clicking the pictures, some will even sort the best shots from the evening and edit them for you.

10. Costly equipment – Just remember that they bring along professional equipment that costs a lot so you can get exactly what you wish for – Best captured moments.

11. Professional wedding album – Some prefer opting for professional photographers so they can get a professional wedding album.

12. Everyone is involved – One of the best reasons why a professional wedding photographer is important is how they drive and attract the crowd to bring their best faces ahead for pictures.

13.  Memories – Finally, it’s all about the memories. Don’t consider this as a cost. It’s like an investment. You can spend less on the cake (no one will notice), and spend more on the photographer.

What are my thoughts on the professional wedding photographer?

I believe memories are all we have and what makes us smile. Capturing the best moments of your special day will keep that feeling fresh even 10-20 years from now when you see those pictures.

So it’s best to plan a budget and allocate a good amount for the photography section.

What do you think about wedding photography? Do you think it’s important to spend or no?

P.S – The banner picture on this blog is from my friend Wedmer and Evlin’s wedding. They look so adorable, don’t you think?

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Here’s how you must spend equal time with your partner and wedding planning

O is for Other Half

Wedding planning can be tiresome.

For most people, weddings look amazing and it’s fun to party and all. But what you don’t know is that the work that goes behind making this event successful is a lot.

Wedding planning takes a lot of effort and if you can afford a wedding planner in India then it’s good for you. For those who cannot or don’t want to, they make their own lists, plan, and execute.

There are 2 types of couples I wish to discuss in the wedding planning scenario:

1. Both are on the same page:

Couples that are on the same page and take equal efforts have the least amount of issues. They divide the work, give feedback to each other, and spend a lot of time together anyway.

2. One partner does most/all the work:

Now here’s the grey area. A few couples go through this scenario where one partner takes over the planning and the other half takes a back seat. OR One partner does all the work and the other half is least interested.

Both the scenarios in point 2 are not good. Planning together helps you guys know your other half well. It also is an event for both of you and hence it will make more sense that you guys plan it together right?

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What are my thoughts on wedding planning and the other half?

When one partner is least bothered, it’s obvious that the other partner has to take over the wedding planning. But if your partner wishes to be a part of it and you just want it your way, your partner may feel left out.

These kinds of feelings before the wedding don’t end up well. Hence it’s important to share your plan, course of action, and even take their suggestions. Even if they don’t know much, they’d feel so good that you asked for their opinion.

What do you guys think?

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