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One For All The Lovers: Getting Hitched Without a Glitch

One for all the lovers is a little segment that covers everything from wedding day tips, tricks, ideas & inspiration. Grab a cup of tea, put your feet up & enjoy

Let’s be honest, planning a wedding is hard work! Unfortunately there isn’t lot you can do about the stress induced from planning a seating chart, here are some of my best tips & tricks to help your day go that bit smoother. (& who doesn’t love anything compiled into a ‘top 10’ list?!)

  • Be sure to have a hair & makeup trial at least a month before your wedding. This will give you peace of mind to know exactly how you will look & give you the opportunity to change things in advance if necessary. Make sure to bring all Jewellery to the trial to see how you whole look will work.
  • Have your florist deliver your flowers to where you are getting ready, not the ceremony venue. Be sure to remove your flowers from the water half an hour before you leave for the ceremony to avoid any awkward wet stains on your dress.
  • Prepare an emergency bridal kit with clear nail polish, mints, a sewing kit, stain remover, Vaseline, pandaol, safety pins, bobby pins & deodorant & trust it to a bridesmaid to carry should anything happen on your day.
     
  • Prepare or have food delivered to your getting ready location. It may be hectic, but take the time to have a bite before the wedding since once the ceremony starts it will be a while before you or your bridal party will have the opportunity to eat (& you don’t want your first meal all day to be at your reception!)
     
  • If it works with your timeline, arrange to have the formal photographs taken before the ceremony. Getting this step out of the way early frees up the rest of your time to spend with your guest. You will be able to go straight to cocktail hour & catch up with loved ones without stress. It’s a new age, so its no longer considered bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the wedding.
  • Find out what the rules for photographers are at the ceremony location. All venues are different, some restricting the location of the photographer & even the times in which they are permitted.
  • Allowing 50% more time for hair & makeup than you originally anticipated alleviates the number one reason wedding schedules end up running late (not by fault of the mua I might note). This will assure you have plenty of time for all the portraits you want to take before the wedding.
     
  • Make sure you discuss a ‘rain plan’ with your venue just in case Mother Nature doesn’t forecast sunshine for your day.
  • Gratitude goes along way & people love to feel appreciated. So many people give time & effort towards your wedding day, its only polite you acknowledge it. Between juggling bridal showers, bucks parties & your actual wedding day, make sure you take some time to write out thank you cards & let people know you appreciate their help.  A great rule of thumb is to remember that at some point or another, you may end up being a bridesmaid for one of yours. With that & the good old cliché in mind, make sure to treat them as you would wish to be treated (Karma, like a bridezilla, can be a bitch).
     
  • This is the number one, most important tip I can give you above everything else: Remember to have fun! This day is a once in a life time moment surrounded by all your nearest & dearest celebrating your love, enjoy it!

C x.

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