Discover 7 simple ways to make your wedding day go like a breeze!
If you’re worrying that your wedding day will be 24 hours of massive stress,
There are a few simple things you can do to take the weight off your shoulders and make the day enjoyable - just like it should be.
Here are our magnificent seven ideas to make it all go swimmingly:
- Hire a wedding planner
They have excellent contacts and can often access the best deals for you. They deal regularly with venues, photographers, caterers, and florists, and can find you the best fit for your ideas. Give them your budget and ideas for a theme and see what they can come up with. Many wedding planners have excellent ideas on how to save money while giving you a day to remember. Having a planner who will problem-solve on the day also takes the weight off your shoulders. They have excellent contacts and can often access the best deals for you. They deal regularly with venues, photographers, caterers, and florists, and can find you the best fit for your ideas. Give them your budget and ideas for a theme and see what they can come up with. Many wedding planners have excellent ideas on how to save money while giving you a day to remember. Having a planner who will problem-solve on the day also takes the weight off your shoulders.
- Hire an experienced photographer who understands what you need
When you hire a photographer, you need someone who will understand you, your family, and your friends, and the sort of experience you want at your wedding. Whether you’re looking for beautiful, magazine-like images or informal documentary shots, your photographer needs to be able to relate to you and your guests. It’s vital you spend the time giving him or her your vision before your wedding day. If they have a clear idea of what you’d like, that makes their role so much easier! It also means you can relax with your guests rather than spend your precious time worrying if the pictures you’d like have been taken.
- Plan for rain
The old adage says ‘expect the best but plan for the worst’, and that’s very true of your wedding day. Make a plan for bad weather. Get umbrellas ready for you and your guests and plan for ushers and bridesmaids to look after them, ensure you have ample room inside if people can’t go outside into gardens, and plan for indoor pictures if the weather outside isn’t what you’d like. Then, relax. The weather is out of your control. If you have a rainy day, you’re prepared. If the weather’s glorious, even better!
- Keep the wedding speeches short and sweet.
Make this clear to everyone involved before your big day. Long, drawn-out speeches can kill the momentum of any wedding day and hit your timetable badly. If you’re worried about any of the speeches, or your best man or father of the bride are struggling with them, why not ask for help? There are people out there who can help them write their speeches.
- Give someone the task of looking after your younger guests.
Children can so easily get bored when they’re expected to sit through a service and a reception. So, find someone who loves spending time with them and get them to come up with a plan to keep them entertained. That could be organising games in a different room while speeches are taking place, giving them their own roles during the ceremony to make them feel involved and important, or helping them eat their meals during the reception.
- Get your ushers, best men and bridesmaids to act as guest hosts for the day
They will help ensure everyone is happy, seated where they should be, fed, watered, and having a great time. This means you’re free to relax and enjoy your wedding.
- Draw up a timetable for the day and circulate it to all the key people
If everyone knows that the ceremony must be over by 1.30 pm for you to reach the reception venue by 2.30 pm, and that evening guests will be arriving from 6 pm, they can help you work to that timetable.
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