Wedding Hints and Tips
Hints and Tips
A few hints and tips for the build up to your big day!
Delegate some key tasks to friends and family you trust
Get all quotes and orders in writing and start a wedding file, it may seem very organised but it pays off
Write lists, lists, lists and more lists, it never seems so bad when things are written down
Take time off from the wedding plans and spend time together
Make sure you both agree on all the details and compromise
If guests are stressing you both out just remember whose wedding it is, it’s not their day!
When you send out your wedding invites ask your guests to tell you there 2 favourite songs to be played on the night, it’s a good way to get everyone on the dance floor
Drop hints about the kind of hen/stag night you want don’t do anything you don’t feel comfortable about and if you don’t want to do anything consider a quiet meal with close family and friends.
If you want to loose weight or tone up for the day make a plan you can stick to, remember it’s you that has to look at your wedding photos for many years to come you need to be completely happy with how you look and that includes the outfit that you choose
Don’t choose a wedding dress for you surroundings, so what that it’s a small church or civil wedding this is still your wedding day, when are you going to get a chance to wear that wedding dress again!!
A few tips for the day!
• Ladies, make sure you wear clothes that won’t mark your skin while getting ready, bra strap marks when you wear your strapless dress is not a good look!
• Wear a shirt or loose neck top to the hairdresser or your top may need to be cut off after your hairs been done!
• Allow plenty of time in the morning, getting into your dress may not be as easy as just doing up a zip!
• Eat something in the morning it’s a long day
• Give someone your camera to look after for the day and take lots of photos of the morning, use it as a picture diary, it’s the little things that you forget after.
• Don’t rush down the isle take it all in
• Take some time out during the day as Husband and Wife to watch your guests and take in your surroundings
• Get up and dance, let your hair down (I don’t mean take out those grips!) you’ve been planning this for ages it’s time to enjoy all your hard work
As soon as you set the date...
Set your wedding budget and decide who’s paying for what
Decide on the type of wedding you want , then set a date
Do a rough wedding guest list for numbers to find your wedding venue
Find your church & Venue and book
Arrange wedding insurance
Choose your attendants, Best man & Ushers
Come and see us at The Bridal Box to view our wedding dresses we recommend you book an appointment so we can spend some time with you
Twelve to six months before...
Confirm service arrangements, give notice of marriage
Choose and order your wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses and attendants outfits
Start looking for your perfect honeymoon
Talk menus with your wedding venue
Draft a wedding guest list
Choose your wedding invites
Book your wedding photographer, DJ/Band, florist and cars
Begin your beauty regime
Six to four months before...
Groom to organise menswear
Choose and purchase wedding rings
Order wedding cake
Choose or start to make favours
Plan your gift list
Organise hairdresser and make-up artist
Four to two months before...
Send out your wedding invites
Finalise honeymoon, check passports!!
Discuss hair styles and make-up options
Choose attendant gifts and parents gifts
Make sure hen & stag nights are organised
Organise accommodation for guests
Have your 1st wedding dress fitting about 8 - 6 weeks before
Two to One month before...
Chase up all wedding invite replies
Start your seating plan
Book final hair & make up appointments
Check details with Church or registrar
Speak with wedding photographer about shots you want taken
Organise Bridesmaid Fittings
Two to One week before...
Have final wedding dress fitting no earlier than 1 month before, with lots of nervous energy being used
the weight could just disappear!!
Confirm timings and details with all suppliers being used.
Confirm numbers with caterer
Start to pack for honeymoon and sort currency
Double check all accessories for your gown including jewellery
Make sure those making speeches have them all prepared
Send out thank you letters for any presents that have arrived
Make sure every member of the wedding party knows their jobs!
Two to one day before
Have the wedding rehearsal if required
Have any pampering treatments from heads to fingers to toes!
Check everything is at the wedding venue from table plan to cake
Make sure your honeymoon bits are ready
RELAX, RELAX, AND RELAX!
On the day...
Enjoy a little girlie time getting ready with friends and family!
Make sure the Best man has the rings
Put down this list and enjoy the day, anything that has been forgotten only you will know about
GOOD LUCK, AND ENJOY YOURSELF!