Top 10 Tips for a Successful WeddingYou’ve decided to get married and you’re sure it’s going to be the best day of your life. Unfortunately the organization of such a big day can become a nightmare for you, your mother in law and your partner at the very least! In order to make sure that your wedding doesn’t turn into World War III, read our top 10 tips!
Once you’ve got over the joy of being asked, the organisation must be put in place. You have to try and control your stress and find the place you want to get married, somehow tell your grandmother that no, you don’t want to wear her dress, hire a wedding planner, florist, photographer, DJ… The list goes on! Stop, calm-down and read our advice on how to handle managing this big event.
10 tips for a successful wedding...
Organise yourselfLike for any big event, when organising a wedding there are many big things to take into account. In order to think of everything prepare for the unexpected, download a wedding planner! Believe me, it can only help.
Stand up for yourselfIf your parents or your step-parents want to help financially for the wedding they’re likely to be quite involved. Everyone will be very keen to give their opinion, add their special touch and help make choices. Stay strong and resist if it’s something you don’t want. If you don’t, you’ll risk ending up with a wedding day you don’t even like!
Know when to say noIf your family are likely to be very intrusive in the preparation of your wedding, learn when to say no and put into place limits for them to respect. Communicate clearly what you would like and what you will not tolerate… This way there can be no confusion.
Listen to adviceYou’ll no doubt have someone in your friendship group who has been married before you. Listen to their advice and ask them questions. They will have experienced what worked and what didn’t work and their advice could be invaluable during this stressful period.
Have a look around different locationsThe locations for where you could get married is a minefield of good and bad ideas. Remember to have a look at everything even if you think it doesn’t appeal, you never know what you can find and the professionals can help you – they know what they’re talking about!
Think of decoration but don’t purchase anything too earlyDecoration is essential and if you think something is a good idea, buy it! Just bear in mind that you can have over a year to prepare for a wedding and tastes and fashions can change in that time. So think carefully before you buy anything too outgoing – will you still want it next year?
Only invite people you likeFrom either politeness or pressure you will no doubt have a list of guests that you don’t actually want to see but feel you have to invite. Don’t force it, they probably don’t want to come either if you don’t like each other! It’s your day and you should spend it with your friends.
Hire a professional photographerThe photos from this day you will want to keep for the rest of your life in memory and therefore it is not a detail to be forgotten! Don’t give your mother camera duty when she doesn’t know which way up to hold the lens... hire a professional and get pictures you love!
Ask for helpYou have a huge amount to do and remember over this period as well as your usual responsibilities at work so don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Be clear and precise in your needs and your friends and family will be more than willing to get involved in your special day!
Prepare for slip-upsAfter the long wait, your big day has finally arrived! Everything is prepared down to the last tiny detail and nothing could possibly go wrong… Change that attitude! It is likely something will go wrong on a day like today, but ask yourself – does this really matter? To make the most of this big day you need to just go with it, don’t sweat the small stuff. Enjoy your time with your loved ones.