- You will disagree, upset or not please at least someone during the planning process
This is perfectly natural considering you have to answer a million questions and make a million or two decisions about your special day and everyone will have an option (or two or three).
Advice: Remember your wedding day is about celebrating your commitment to each other. Don’t lose sight of this during the planning process.
- Check, double-check and triple check your vendors
Having great vendors will make your wedding day go seamless. Don’t be afraid to check out your vendors by seeing proof of their work or by asking other vendors for their suggestions or testimonies.
- Have a backup plan
Always have a backup plan especially if you are planning an outdoor wedding. You can never predict the weather.
- Have a good checklist
Keeping track of all of the to-do tasks is not easy. Being organised is a key step in ensuring you keep everything on track. Also don’t be afraid to delegate, planning a wedding is hard work.
Tip: Have a Wedding Day run sheet. A wedding day run sheet will ensure your Bridal party (maid of honour, bridesmaid, fiancée, best man, and groomsmen) and your vendors e.g. ceremony, reception venue, florist, photographer and the car hire know when and where they need to be. Most of all once you have completed your wedding day run sheet print a copy for each of your suppliers and the bridal party.
- You don’t get champagne when trying on your dress.
I have watched so many wedding movies and you see the bridal party sitting back and sipping on a glass of champers when in reality this is generally not the case when you are dress shopping.
You will generally only wear your wedding dress on your wedding day, so when it comes to the dress fittings, take your time and enjoy each fitting and show off your dress.
Tip: When you are dress shopping, take your time and don’t book in too many appointments in one day. Also allow some time at the end of the day for a well deserved break and a drink or two.