A couple of weeks ago we spoke about The Worst Advice that can often been thrown your way, but not all of it is bad! Here is some of the great advice that’s often passed on to the planning bride.
“Hire a hair & makeup artist that comes to you”
Often the early hour that you have to get up on your wedding day is a bit frightening, having to also trek out to a salon is not ideal. Have your hair & makeup artist/s come to you at home or in the hotel where you and the girls will be getting ready.
“Splurge on your photographer”
At the end of the day, when the wedding is over, all you will have to look back on are your photos and your memories. If you’re going to spend on just a couple of items for your big day, make it your photographer. The amazing photos you will have after the day will be priceless.
“Have a wet weather plan”
This is an absolute must! While you may pray in the lead up to your day that it will be a beautiful clear day, if your wedding is outside you must be prepared in case mother nature isn’t in your favour.
“Just enjoy your day”
All the planning has been done, there is nothing more you can do. They day will speed by, so just enjoy! Don’t spend the whole evening worrying about speeches or if Dad doesn’t have a drink in his hand. If you’re worried that things will be missed, hire a coordinator to manage the day, so that you don’t have to worry one bit!
“Include your family”
It’s a big occasion for them too! Even if you don’t need it, ask your closest members for their opinions on certain decisions. Even if you don’t take it into account, they will be stoked that you asked.
“Make sure you eat”
It can be hard, especially when those butterflies set in, but you must eat throughout the day. Make sure you or your bridesmaids arrange a good brekky and some snacks for while you’re getting ready. And prioritise sitting down and eating the beautiful food you chose for your guests to enjoy. A fainting or ‘hangry’ bride is never good!
“Skip the extras”
Only include the things that are meaningful to you. Don’t stress too much about including every single tradition, unless it’s important to you as a couple. If you don’t want to do a cake, don’t worry about it. Consider what details to include and which ones you can go without.
Happy Planning! x