We understand that planning your wedding can at times become very stressful, to lighten your load we have some great top tips to help make your day stress free ! 1. Break in your wedding shoes - Walk around your house in your wedding shoes wearing a pair of socks a few weeks before your wedding day, not glamorous we know, but it will certainly help break in your shoes and avoid sore feet on your special day.
2. Create some wedding touches personal to you and your groom. When planning your day think about your individual or shared interests (you can make a spider chart or visuals of images, Pinterest is a great way of collecting all your favourite images/pictures together). What hobbies do you have that are unique to either of you or both of you! What are the holidays you’ve shared, your favourite experiences together and your passions? Why not incorporate some of these into your wedding day. For example if music is your passion use music sheets as your inspiration for invitations, or if you have travelled together use your favourite places as a theme for table settings. There is a whole host of things you could do – let your imagination run wild!
3. Keep to your budget – Very, very important – although we know it is almost impossible to adhere to! Seriously though, do have a wedding you can afford. Set that budget early on with your partner and agree the amount you can spend each month, this way you will avoid arguing. Create a plan/structure/schedule for your wedding. Pay over weeks/months/years leading up to the all important day – so you spread that cost. That way you are not landed with hefty costs.
4. Save money by doing it yourself – Sounds daunting I know – but it can be done. Weddings can become very costly, very quickly, so do have a think about DIY? There are many tutorials on you tube that show you how to create your own Invitations, centre pieces, table plan, favours, decorations, even hair and makeup tutorials. (It was widely reported that Kate Middleton chose to do her own wedding makeup because she wanted William to recognize her as she walked down the aisle!). There are also many workshops available for designing/making your own wedding bands/jewellery, or use your old jewellery melted down – adding that personal touch to your wedding!! So why not give it a go - you may surprise yourself.
5. Keep some flat shoes at your wedding reception - for your wedding after party. You will be very thank full when your feet start to hurt and you still want to dance the night away with your family and guests.
6. Make a wedding checklist – make a list of everything you need to do or organise month by month to help break down your planning. Referring back to your list will help you keep on top of your wedding planning. Keep a look out for our own check list on our blog in the next few weeks!
7. Have an emergency wedding kit handy in a jar or small bag with your bare essentials. Ask your maid of honour to carry this for you, include some hair clips, lipstick, top up make up, some cash and a sewing kit for any emergency!
8. Finally take the time to sit back and enjoy your wedding – There are bound to be a few hiccups along the way, but keep in mind the reason you are planning this day – to celebrate your love. The day will go so quickly so do ensure that you and your groom take some time out to reflect on your day and have a glass of bubbly together.
For further tips for your wedding come along to our next wedding fayre at Leasowe Castle Hotel, Wirral on Sunday 22nd June 2014, 12-4pm. We will have 35+ lovely wedding experts on hand to offer you all the advice you will need!