Planning a wedding is a daunting task, so here are some tips and tricks to get you on track, and make sure you make the most out of your day.
Don’t start planning without one! This is the very first thing you should consider. It’s also a common mistake to plan to the letter without any wiggle room. Not everything goes to plan, so have some back-up budget if you need it.
You may think you don’t need a theme, but when random colours and styles start coming together, you’ll realise you do. The two of you should really sit down together and decide what suits you as a couple best.
When creating your food menu and selecting your vendors, don’t forget to have enough food to cater to the other vendors and staff, an often overlooked detail.
Yes, you might have a run-through of the big day sorted out, but what about make-up and hair run-throughs? This is a great way to select the right beauty expert for you and decide as a bridal party what’s what.
Don’t forget the unpredictability of the skies! If you’re having a part or all of your wedding or reception out of doors, make sure you have a plan B in case the heavens open. This doesn’t mean you have to completely re-plan your wedding, and staff at the venue will likely have alternatives for you to choose from.
- Dress fittings
Bodies change, so book in fittings right up to the big day, so you can make any last minute alterations and keep your peace of mind.
- Trying to please everyone
They say getting married is one of the most stressful things you can do, so don’t bend over backwards trying to suit it to everyone’s tastes. Whether it’s the food, the venue, the colours, or the bridesmaid’s dresses, there’ll be something your in-laws, relatives, or friends won’t like, so don’t sweat the small stuff.
- Forgetting why you’re getting married
This day is about the two of you; keep a post-it note around the house as a constant reminder, as it’s surprisingly easy to forget once you get caught up in all the planning! Keep this thought in the forefront of your mind.