Wedding tips from an ‘Old Married’!

First off – congratulations on your engagement! This is such an exciting time for you & I’ll be honest, I’m pretty jealous that you have the whole wedding planning experience ahead of you!

The first 2 things that people tend to do is to find the wedding venue and to set a date. Once those 2 things are done, the rest is pretty easy in comparison, right? Sort of, but this is where you may become your own worst enemy!

Here’s a few wedding tips, just based on my own experience!

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1. Keep your wedding planning organised

This is going to be the biggest day of your life and probably the one time that you really need to be organised. I promise you, that if you have everything organised, it’ll make the whole experience much more enjoyable! The easiest way is to use an online wedding planner – keeping all of your budget, ideas and plans in one place!

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2. Don’t leave things until the last minute

Even if you’ve set your date years from now, try to keep your wedding plans ticking along. This is the best way to ensure that your day is just as you’d like and to let you be as relaxed as possible in the run up to the big day! We left a few things ’til last minute and I really wish we hadn’t – perhaps then I wouldn’t have been 25 minutes late to the church! Oops!

3. DIY if you can!

I think the key thing here is ‘if you can’! Don’t take on too much and don’t embark on something that you’re completely clueless about – you’ll end up spending loads more time, lots more money and the end result may not be as good as if you got the wedding professionals in! But if you are able to hand make your favours, decorations or even flowers, it adds such a personal touch. Also, trust me, the more hands the better & your friends and family will really love to be part of it. Sadly, I think I was a bit too much of a control freak, so could have made my life an awful lot easier!

4. Don’t be too much of a perfectionist

Don’t spend months obsessing about getting exactly the right colour ribbon to match the dresses, or weeks finding glass jam jars in a particular shape. When it comes to the actual wedding day, you will be on cloud 9 – I promise you won’t even notice half of the things that cause you such headaches. Your guests won’t care whether the ribbon is a shade darker, or the jar is round, when you wanted it hexagonal.

5. Enjoy your wedding day

This is one of the most important wedding tips. You are there to celebrate your marriage to the person you love and that’s all that matters. The trickiest thing on the actual day is to try and talk to everyone, and whilst that’s a good thing to do, don’t worry if you’re not able to spend much time with each person. Very rarely in life do all of our family and friends from all of the different parts of our lives come together and everyone understands this at weddings. So, just be mindful that this day belongs to you & make it your own. You’ll remember it for the rest of your life!