So you are getting married!! But where are you getting married? Who do you invite? What theme should you go for? What flowers do you need? What church? What food? What entertainment? First dance music? Arghhhhhhhhh!!!
Firstly congratulations!!!! You are getting married! Now its time for the fun to really begin and time for you to enjoy planning your big day.
I have been married for two years and I still remember my wife tearing her hair out with a million questions from table plans to flowers and from songs the DJ should play to what food we should eat! The options are endless but here are some tips to help!
Tip 1: Plan well in advance
Like most things in life you should always plan well in advance and give yourself plenty of time to find what you are looking for, by planning well in advance you can spread the cost of all the things you want on your big day as well as feel more relaxed and not rushed leading up to the big day.
Tip 2: Don’t be overwhelmed
I remember going to a lot of wedding fairs and having people throw leaflet after leaflet at me and try the hard sell on the day of the wedding fair. Don’t feel pressured to purchase anything at a wedding fair unless you know you really want it and don’t feel like you have to like everything. Remember its your day!
Tip 3: Make it different
I am sure you have been to a wedding and thought it lacked that spark. Think outside the box and think what you would enjoy if you were a guest, its your day so make it one to remember and add things that will make it memorable and get people talking about your special day
Tip 4: Plan together
Remember there are two people getting married and so the big day should be planned by both of you to ensure you are both going to really enjoy it, you both have great ideas and the combination will make the day even better!
Tip 5: Enjoy it!
When the big day arrives, enjoy every minute and soak the atmosphere up and the day a sponge. So many people told me that your wedding day flies by but it is so true! So cherish every second and try and step back and take it all in!
Tip 6: Don’t let the weather spoil your day!
We all wish for sunshine at a wedding but did you know its good luck for it to rain? It was so hot on my wedding day I was badly sunburnt and had to ask the videographer to have the final video in black and white it was that bad! So don’t let the weather spoil the day, if its sunny make sure you get the sun cream on if you are like me and if it rains then your photographer will still get some amazing pictures, its your day not the weathers!!
Tip 7: Family Peace
We all have family members who don’t get on or who you don’t particularly like but feel as though you have to invite them. If you don’t then well done for being brave but if you do include them and show them a good time!
Tip 8: Payments on the day
If you are paying any suppliers on the day, sort the money out before hand in separate envelopes and let the best man or a trustworthy guest sort the payments out. There’s nothing worse than being chased around for payments and having to count money out after one to many drinks! If you can pay before the big day to get it out of the way then there’s nothing to worry about. All good suppliers will be happy to take payment before your wedding and be happy to provide a receipt!
Have fun, enjoy the day and enjoy spending the rest of your lives together!
Jason Rea Magic
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