Top 10 Wedding Tips
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Top 10 Tips – To Planning A Successful Wedding 1. If you are inviting children to your wedding consider hiring a separate room at your reception venue to use as a crèche, play room or both. Remember the location of the crèche should be close to the toilets and a fair distance from your guests. Consider entertainment for them such as a magician or clown, colouring, balloons, DVDs taking into account all ages. If you are having a summer wedding why not hire a bouncy castle for later a sure way to keep the little ones happy and interested. You could even provide them with their own little wedding party in the crèche giving them food they will like and will eat thus saving you money. Professional staffing does not cost that much and usually charged by the hour and you’ll only need them for a few hours. Or consider hiring your friends nursery nurses, nannies, childminders or babysitters for the day. You could even give each child an attendance/good behaviour certificate before they leave. 2. Before entering into a contract with a videographer find out if his services include two or more videographers on the day the reason for this is if you required a very good all over coverage of you wedding day. Most couples would not be happy with the end result of a loan videographer as he most likely will not be enough for such a big occasion. You will need a minimum of two videographer as you will need one at your home filming you leaving for the church as well as another to film you arriving at the church, you may also need a videographer to film you getting dress as well as your fiancé getting dress elsewhere, which would cause a problem with a loan videographer as he can not be in two places at the same time. Most professional videographer would offer this service as standard. More than one videographer will ensure a professional wedding movie so take account of this in your budget. 3. If you have chosen a wedding dress with a train then consider this minor Alteration as this will banish the need to place the ribbon loop over your finger during your first dance by temporarily shortening your dress or this tip could be used just to create a different look to your dress in the evening. Instruct your alteration expert to turn your gown inside out then sew two pieces of ribbon onto the inside back of your wedding dress. Sew the first ribbon just below your bottom, neatly securing the ribbon on the centre seam at an inconspicuous point. Sew the second ribbon directly in line with the first and also in line with the top of your calf. Pull the second ribbon up to the first ribbon then secure in a tight bow. Repeat procedure if you would like more than one fold. When turned back onto the right side this alteration will create a beautiful drop fold from the outside of your dress. The ribbons can easily be tied for you on your wedding day. 4. I cannot stress how important it is to choose a reliable, considerate person to be your chief bridesmaid and best man. You need a person who will be your right hand before during and after, right up until your return from your honeymoon. They will both play a very big part in the smooth transition of your wedding day so do not make the mistake of choosing the selfish sister the inconsiderate cousin or the false friend. Just because your family or your close or it’s expected of you. Choose the person you feel most comfortable with. Just because you were their bridesmaids is not a good enough reason, you were probably the perfect, considerate bridesmaid but it doesn’t mean that this kindness will be bestowed on you in return so do not stress or ruin your day trying to please every one, please yourself first and foremost, after all it’s your special day. Make sure your chief bridesmaid has to hand means to touch up your make up as well as the rest of the bridal party’s. Consider giving your make up to your mother or one of your close cousins to have to hand when you need it. Do no leave home with out your lipstick and if you have employed a professional make up artist ensure you have the same lipstick on the day for touch ups later which you can purchase when you go for your final make up consultation. 5. Your stationery should be sent out at least three month before your wedding especially during the months of July through to September when most people have pre-booked their holidays. Personalised stationery will add a touch of class from the onset and is second to none in appearance, quality and style and there is no comparison to the off the shelf versions. Personalised stationery will also save you from all the tediousness of writing the venue address, wedding date your names and so on, over and over again. Quality stationery is always a worthwhile investment as well as a keepsake to display in your photo album forever. 6. Where possible book wedding reception venue at least two years in advance as popular venues will be booked up very early. Ensure you get your provisional booking in writing as well as a breakdown of the services that will be provided on the day and the total cost. 7. Brides if your passport needs to be renewed on the run up to your wedding it is totally legal to renew your passport in married name the name you will be known as once you are married. 8. A wedding planner is a priceless addition in the design and organisation of your wedding these days. With today’s growling workloads, tight daily schedules and commitments the planning of ones wedding is an added stress most of us could do without. Consider adding the professional expertise of a wedding planner that you fell comfortable with to take the strain out of your plans. 9. When ordering you wedding cake consider having more than one type of cake as not everyone likes the traditional fruit cake and gone are the days when the only cake on offer at a wedding was the fruit cake, loved by some hated by most. It is very fashionable at the moment to have chocolate, carrot or orange cake to name a few. 10. If you’re having a fashionable hand tied bouquet consider saving yourself some money making up your own bouquets for your bridesmaids. Ordering in advance fresh flowers from most super markets and department stores or even your local florist ready for collection the day before your wedding. Make up your had tied bouquets using common pins, household glue, ribbons and any accessories from your local haberdashery. Then leave all the flowers outside in a cool shaded area or in a cool conservatory or shed, spray with cold water using an empty well washed cleaning solution bottle or similar, We would not advise you to make up all your floral arrangements as this would be quite time consuming so some is better than none if it is entirely up to you.