Planning your wedding is such an exciting time however sometimes it can get a little stressful so here are some general Do’s and Dont’s to help you with your planning process.
- Leave your wedding dress shopping too late; leave a minimum of 6 months to allow for ordering and alternations.
- Crash diet right before the wedding, you dress will be too big as the last alterations to your dress are normally 2 weeks before your big day.
- Keep checking the weather App on your smart phone in the lead up to the big day. It’s never terribly reliable and there is nothing you can do about the weather, it’s the one thing you can’t control, it just adds to your anxieties.
- Get carried away with the planning process too early, start with the 3 main important areas , Venue, Catering and Photography, once these are booked you can then think about decorations, entertainment and finite details.
- Have a weather contingency plan or a plan B, especially if you are planning an outdoor ceremony or drinks reception, the British weather is not always kind.
- Choose reliable, calm and organised friends/family members to be part of your wedding party, in particular the Maid of Honour and Best Man.
- Choose suppliers with a sound reputation and on recommendation.
- Use an excel spreadsheet for your guest list, you can keep track of RSVP’s coming in and it calculates all the correct numbers for you.
- Remember to include yourself and your groom in the numbers count, many forget and are then 2 places over.
- Have check lists to make sure you remember everything and in the order it needs to be done.
- Send out save the date cards if your wedding is peak season or mid week, normally sent 9-12 months before the big day.