The holy month of Ramadan for many, may not be considered the best time to have a wedding, but there are those couples feel that the holy month is the perfect time to get married.
So, if your wedding happens to coincide with the month of Ramadan, you may be faced with additional challenges of organizing your wedding plans during a period when the regular day to day schedule changes somewhat.
Consider the following handy hints, when planning for the big day.
It would be an advantage to have the wedding ceremony towards the end of the holy month, as could make it easier for you while you are fasting. It will also be more convenient to make honeymoon travel arrangements for after Ramadan.
Make sure to book your wedding venue and caterers well in advance so as to avoid having to make any last minute arrangements.
Make your selection of stores for the wedding gift list, so you can make sure what their opening times will be during Ramadan.
You can still have a great Henna party during Ramadan and spoil your guests with some Ramadan treats.
You can also make the wedding ceremony short and sweet, your guests won't mind, as they will probably be hungry and looking forward to the reception.
Remember, there may be guests who are not fasting, so cater for them accordingly.
To break the fast, provide your guests with a light serving of dates and mineral water.
It's an excellent idea to have a selection of appetizers.
Ensure that you cater for both women and men who are attending the wedding.
Schedule the reception to take place during Iftar, when you break the fast. In doing so, your guests can enjoy a meal shortly after the wedding ceremony.
For the bride-to-be, you can still stay beautiful while you fast. Here are a few tips to make sure you look dazzling on your wedding day.
As soon as you break your fast "drink hydration fluids" such as coconut water, which have natural sugars and are still good for your skin.
Choose a good moisturizer which you can use for your face and body to keep your skin glowing.
Try not to eat too many carbs as they can make you feel lethargic. Rather eat fresh fruit and vegetables and some protein dishes.
Stay away from refined sugar. It's not good for your skin or your body.
Make sure you get plenty of sleep, as it is important while you are fasting and will keep you looking radiant for your special day.
Try to start a simple fitness routine, as you may be invited to many dinners during Ramadan, and it's important to stay healthy.