The questions that need answering during the wedding preparations are so pivotal that they are all that stand between a ‘happily ever after’ and a ‘worst wedding ever’.
It’s a matter of logistics by which all the unknown variables need to be taken care of before the final day of reckoning. It’s a far cry from what used to be.
In ancient times of course the concept of a community began and ended with a single street. Weddings used to be a celebration of an entire community where everything would be taken care of by the contributions of each of its members. The sense of belonging for all involved helped in strengthening the society as a whole.
Today, however, wedding planning has evolved along with society. Today invitations to a single wedding go out to thousands. The nightmare is only further aggravated by the evolved tastes and wants of society. So if the groom would come walking to his bride in early times, today he is chauffeur-driven in a luxury supercar. The simple wedding meal has been replaced by lavish buffets where three cuisines are offered at least. The banquet hall, the car rental, the band, the flowers, the tent, the food, the jewellery, the clothes, the invitation cards all make for a logistics nightmare.
It is quite a common trend these days to hire a professional wedding planner to plan all that is needed to be done to make the wedding a grand success for the couple and their families. Everything that is needed to be done is done by these professionals so that the haggles and hassles of the planning does not interfere with the essence of it; two people taking a step ahead in their love for each other.
The extent to which this practice has grown is quite remarkable to say the least as wedding planning has in itself become an industry of its own laughing all the way to the bank with profits akin to big corporations. From themed weddings to adventure weddings, it’s about providing an experience to bride and the groom and their families that they shall never forget.