Updated: Sep 1
On average weddings take around 12 to 18 months of active planning, usually with an additional 6-12 months on top of that for researching general ideas and decided on a general plan of what the couple has in mind for their big day.
In this time, it can be very easy to get lost in the detail. I have some top tips of what to avoid on your wedding day, this should make the planning a little easier, but also help on the day too.
· It’s never too early
I would really recommend booking your Wedding Suppliers as early as possible. Don’t put off booking your wedding supplier because you think it’s too early. It really isn’t!!
If you know which Wedding suppliers you are wanting to hire, then reach out to them and secure your date.
If a supplier gives a quote that is subject to price change. Or better yet, ask to get the price locked in at the current rate.
Some suppliers have weddings booked years in advance, don’t risk your Wedding date being unavailable.
Getting the big decisions out of the way early on, can help reduce unnecessary stress.
· You cant please everyone!
You want the input of your nearest and dearest when it comes to helping you pick out the perfect Wedding dress. Your favourite venue and if you should have a live band or a DJ.
The problem then is that you risk planning THEIR day and not yours. Not everyone’s opinion and taste will be the same as yours, and that’s fine.
Don’t be afraid of offending your Grandma’s Great Aunties next door neighbour (Covid has seriously helped with slimming down inflated guests lists). This leads me nicely onto my next point.
· Guest list optimisation
If Covid has taught us anything, it's that it's ok to have a more intimate Wedding guest list. Only now instead of being forced into reducing number, we actually have a choice.
Don’t feel obliged to invite people to your Wedding, either out of duty, or simply because you think you should.
If you want to have a huge Wedding, then go for it! If you want to streamline your guestlist, then feel free to do so.
This is one of the reasons for the rising popularity of Micro weddings.
· Time Out
I would strongly recommend working some free time into your wedding day. This could be shortly after your Wedding Ceremony. Or you could slip away after the Wedding Breakfast, use this time to digest the day and enjoy some time as Newly Weds to allow it to sink in and enjoy each other.
Couples often say how quickly the day seems to go by, as we know “time flies when you’re having fun”. So don’t let your Wedding Day end without getting some quality time in together and a chance to reflect on the day.
If this was blog useful, and find out what other tips I have, or alternatively you are wanting to act now and plan. Then get in touch, am happy to discuss your needs, and get one of our mobile bars booked out for your Wedding day.
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