Planning a wedding is pretty difficult, planning a fusion wedding is even more challenging! There are more options, choices and decisions to make. When planning my fusion wedding and engagement it was extremely important for both cultures to shine and not for one to overshadow the other. I wanted our wedding to be inclusive not exclusive.
Prior to getting engaged I always thought I wanted the big public engagement, an aeroplane gliding along with the all important words, chilled champagne, people clapping and taking photos. A true celeb moment! After my engagement I am so grateful my Chris didn’t turn my dream into a reality!
Having recently celebrated my one-year anniversary. I felt it was important to reflect on my first year of marriage and share what it has taught me.
I can’t believe I have been married for 1 whole year! Where has the year gone? I still talk about my wedding as it was the other day. My husbands great aunt told me I was allowed to be a bride for one year and one day so I felt it was acceptable to spend the entire year talking about my wedding!
Now the time has come to only talk about my wedding on the blog as people no longer care about my day as I am now old news and there are numerous wonderful weddings to look forward to!
When thinking about the logistics of a fusion wedding it can be extremely difficult working out how to plan the event and execute the day. Who is going to tell guests where to go? What to do? What customs to follow? This is the predicament I found when I was planning my fusion wedding; an English ceremony followed by an Indian reception. Most of my guests had only attended either an English or Indian wedding so I needed someone who would tie the two together and ensure everything ran smoothly.
Planning a wedding is not easy. There are so many things to take into account and whilst I was planning mine I realised it was like having a second job. After a long day at work, my evenings and weekends were filled with wedmin. All my free time was dedicated to wedding planning and although I loved it, there were times when I’d simply had enough and wished I had eloped!