Scuff your shoes so you don't slip.
Nervous in front of the camera?
Try posing in front of a mirror to get the perfect smile.
Worried about your guests not mixing?
Solve it with a starter sharing platter.
Store your dress in a duvet cover.
A brides mother will spend most of the day on her feet. So choose a comfortable pair of shoes and wear them around the house before the wedding.
Brides practice walking in your dress and shoes before the big day.
Plan around your wedding budget. All too often finances spiral out of control. Shop around for suppliers and negotiate with them. Look out for weekday packages and special promotions.
Your Wedding Dress
* Simple - Classic styles are best if you are petite.
* Pear shape - Flattered by fashionable toned bodices & V shape
* 3/4 length sleeves generally balance a longer hipline.
* Spring/Summer fabric choices cotton, linen, lace. Dresses with
short sleeves & long trains are well suited too.
* Autumn/Winter Satins, velvet & brocades are suited. Long
sleeves and fuller styles.
* If you are unsure if a style suits you, take someone with you
who will give you an honest opinion.
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Toasts & Speeches
The Toasts & speeches are traditionally made after the meal in the following order:
The Brides Father: Mainly talks about his daughter & welcomes the groom to the family.
The Groom: Thank the brides parents & proposes a toast to the bridesmaids.
The Best Man: Usually talks about the groom, reads out any absent guests messages.
At a formal wedding the toastmaster will ask the guest to be silent.
For a less formal wedding this is performed by the best man.
Wedding Photography is a large investment for your day. Look for a phtographer who offers a pre-wedding shoot as part of your package.
You will able to see how they work, learn how to pose and check that you're not blinking, squinting or frowning before the big day.
Be relaxed and confortable in front of the camera, if you are then your guests will be too.
Choosing the right colour scheme is one of the many important decisions you have to make. You need to take into account that some colours are best suited to certain times of the year.
Try using one primary colour and add a couple of lighter colours for a subtle effect.
You can choose two bright colours to create a drasmatic bold effect.
Or you can choose one single colour and maybe add different shades of that colour to otherl items like stationery, flowers and accessories.
Outside Caterers – Marquee, Hall or at home
Get at least three estimates.
Ask for sample menus.
Ask for the list of drinks of drinks they can supply.
Check the following:
* Get a detailed breakdown of charges.
* Do they include delivery, overtime, tips, service charge, equipment hire, corkage, and travelling expenses?
If not how much will the extras be?
* How many staff will they be supplying and does it include a toastmaster?
* Will the staff be prepared to stay later if the reception runs over?
Get detailed information regarding how much food they will be supplying.
* Do they provide their own equipment?
* How long does it take to set up and clear away after the reception?
* Are there any hidden charges for breakages?
* Drinks service, are guest waited on or do they help themselves, is this included?
*If it’s a paid bar does the caterer have a license to sell drinks?
They should organise this themselves and also get an extension if necessary.