Wedding planning during Ramadan? It’s the best time to get things done

While you’re waiting for Iftar, kill time by browsing through your Pinterest boards for inspiration for flowers and décor. (Shutterstock)

During the holy month of Ramadan, time can go by so slowly, with the inability to eat or drink during the day adding to the stress of wedding planning. However, Ramadan is actually the best season to tackle certain aspects of wedding planning that future brides tend to delay.

So, get your notebooks out, and start ticking items off your list, as every minute counts when it comes to planning your dream wedding.

Meet the in-laws

Isn’t it wonderful how this holy month can gather all family members in one place at one time? Take full advantage of that, meet your in-laws, and get to know them better. You can even meet your future spouse’s extended family, such as cousins and aunties.

Bonding with your mother in-law, and playing card games with your spouse’s siblings is a great way to break the ice, and to make you feel more a part of the family. When you’re finally feeling comfortable, include your own family members too. This process will help ease all of your wedding planning tension, and you never know - you might actually have fun doing it.

Get creative

· While you’re waiting for Iftar, kill time by browsing through your Pinterest boards for inspiration for flowers and décor. If you are having speeches at your wedding, start by drafting and rehearsing them.

· You may also want to get started on some of your DIY creations, if you are adding a special touch to your wedding day. Ramadan is the perfect time to get some of your décor designs out of the way.

· Gather your RSVPs to start noting down who is attending, and plan a seating chart accordingly. If you haven’t received all your RSVPs yet, don’t fret; you can still draft a provisional seating plan, and amend it as you go along.

Rehearse

· Take the time to discuss certain aspects of the wedding, such as your bridal entrance, or if you are having bridesmaids, then have a chat with them about what you think would look best on them. Invite your friends over for Iftar, and take advantage of mocking up a pre-wedding entrance. It’s always best that they are clear on the direction and style you prefer.

· After Iftar, you and your spouse can practice your first dance. If you’re having a father-daughter or mother-son dance, this would be a good time to choose a song, and practice your moves.

· Menu preparations: As you can’t go for food tastings during the day, utilise Iftar times to taste your menus. Maybe even have the caterer deliver the food to you, or work on building up your menu, consult the family on what they think is best, as they will be all gathered round for Iftar. What better way to tackle two birds with one stone?

Dress fittings

I always advise to try your dress on an empty stomach, or a few hours after food. Arrange for your bridal appointments during fasting hours, that way you can stay occupied and productive. Invite your bridal team along, take their opinion on the matter, and if you get a chance to book bridesmaids appointments for their dress fittings, then go ahead.

Keep faith

Ramadan brings Muslims closer to God, and grows their inner faith. One should always pray, ask for patience when times get hard and guidance in the right direction, as well as a successful smooth wedding, and blessed marriage.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46
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