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It’s easy to be wise after the event.

When you’re planning your wedding day you want everything to run smoothly.

We’re here to help you get the styling right, so your wedding looks just the way you want it.

And here’s a handy checklist of things you don’t want to be realising too late.

  1. You’ve under-estimated the amount of time you have available. Maybe you planned to make all your own wedding favours, bake your wedding cake, make your dress, plan the wedding, move house, organise the honeymoon and possibly even have a baby! Well we think it may be time to take a step back. Don’t take on too much. Realistically think of the time you have available, do you work full-time and if so, how much time can you get off work? Delegate and give us a no obligation call to see how we can help you.
  2. That having a videographer is a really good idea. We have spoken to brides who have said it is one of the regrets when they haven’t put some of their budget towards it.
  3. That some people will want to take over. Bridezilla bridesmaids. Sisters hold your ground and have the wedding you want, not the one they think you should have.
    Bridezilla

    Beware of the bridezilla effect. Image Wikipedia

  4. That bridesmaids come in all shapes and sizes and the same dress won’t suit all of them. Consider different colours and different dress styles.
  5. That your wedding budget is going to have to stretch a long way. Take our advice. Don’t blow it. Decide on your budget and stick to it. You don’t want to start married life with a stressful debt.
  6. That asking for help is a really, really good idea. We’re not suggesting that you force endless favour crafting evenings on your friends. But having some help with styling is a good idea and could in fact save you money in the long run (as well as time).
  7. Investing in professional photography rather than friends is actually a good investment.
    Sassi Holford wedding dress

    You won’t regret investing in a professional photographer. Wedding dress by Sassi Holford

  8. You don’t have to wear white or cream wedding shoes. Gold, silver or bronze is more practical and you’ll get more wear out of them.
  9. You don’t have to have a formal sit-down meal. Buffets can work very well, especially if you’re having a wedding in the summer in a marquee.
  10. That you should let your fiancé organise some things. Like what the groom’s party are wearing.
  11. On the other hand, giving your fiancé a surprise treat like a groom’s cake is a really special idea.
  12. You don’t have to have wedding favours. Whilst they look cute on the table, they can eat into your budget and nobody will mind or complain if you don’t.
  13. That you don’t have to invite your boss, your parents’ neighbours, relatives you’ve never got on with. It’s your day. Have the people you want there, not the people that think they should be there.
    Hessain Favours

    They’re lovely, but you don’t have to have wedding favours

  14. That if you decide to have a destination wedding not everybody will be able to come. Particularly if it’s long haul and they have kids. And if you do have a destination wedding, you’d better tell people well in advance if they want to make a holiday of it.
  15. Having a wedding theme actually makes life a lot easier. You can plan your wedding colours around it, your stationery, your dress, the food… Just remember that there are professionals here who can help you take care of theming your wedding day.
    autumn wedding invitation

    If you’re marrying in autumn, a wedding theme like this would be perfect

  16. Children at weddings can be a bit of an issue. If you do have them there, then a children’s table and an entertainer makes life a lot simpler. On the other hand, if you’re having an evening event then it might be a great opportunity for the parents to have the night off and enjoy themselves. Think about your friends and whether they have young families and what would work best
  17. A chill-out room is an excellent idea, particularly for people who want to go off and chat. A lot of your friends will want to catch up with people they haven’t seen for a while at your wedding, and it’s hard to chat when the noise of a band or disco is drowning out conversation.
  18. That you need to take a bit of time out with your new husband on your wedding day and just drink in the atmosphere.
  19. That it’s all too easy to get over stressed but you should try and relax – eat healthily, don’t crash diet and don’t embark on a fitness regime you won’t be able to keep up
  20. That it’s your wedding day and you’re marrying the partner of your dreams. That’s the most important bit.

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