Have you recently got engaged and found that planning your own wedding is not as easy or as straight forward as you thought it would be? Well, help is at hand…

tips
Wedding Planning Tips

Number One
It is your own unique and very special day so do what you want to do. And don’t get obsessed with trying to please others – wedding party members or guests.

Number Two
It is impossible to please everyone, no matter how much you might try. It’s a fact… accept it.

Number Three
Your wedding is a time for celebrating your love and the commitment you have made to each other. In essence it’s just a big a party with family and friends, plain and simple.

Number Four
Ignore, avoid or minimise contact with negative or unhappy people (you know who they are, or will do by the time the wedding comes around!!).

Number Five
Make the most of your engagement and your wedding day by hiring a Wedding Planner – let them deal with all the stress and worry! They are also likely to save you money on the venue and catering and get discounts on many other services. They will also get the most out of all your suppliers – the incentive of repeat business is a great motivator…

Number Six
Believe it when you hear that your wedding day will fly by in the blink of an eye and before you know it, all you will have are the memories (not to mention photos and film!). Make the most of every minute you have.

Number Seven
Following on, be prepared that things might not go precisely to plan on the Big Day. Don’t let what in hindsight might be a minor or insignificant hic-cup spoil your whole day.

Number Eight
Prioritise when planning… by all means focus on 3 or 4 elements of the day that are the most important to you (eg: venue, dress and catering). But then be as flexible as possible on the finer details of all the others. Try not to get caught up in all the little details.

Number Nine
Delegate….as much as possible!

Number Ten
Take your time when planning, ideally 12 months or more. Don’t rush, it will only add stress.

Number Eleven
Try to plan one thing at a time. Use our wedding planning checklist in an earlier post and tick them off as you go.

Number Twelve
Allocate 10-15 minutes of private time together on the wedding day, after the meal and before the first dance. It will help you to fully absorb the day’s proceedings and let it start to all sink in. Ideally over a glass or two of champagne and some chocolates, caviar or whatever takes your fancy.