TOP 10 T IPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL DAY
1. Give yourself plenty of time to plan your wedding. Unless you’re a superstar, don’t try and organise it in a matter of weeks. Have fun! 2. Orchestrate things carefully for the big day itself. Anything more than 15 minutes off schedule and things get a little crazy for everyone. If the venue doesn’t provide a coordinator, hire one just for the day. Do remember that perfection isn’t everything. Some of the best moments happen through uncontrolled events taking place. Embrace the unexpected. 3. There’s only so much you can do – prioritise and delegate! You won’t please everyone, so don’t try – it’s your day! 4. Plan travel times. Traffic at 4pm on a Saturday is different to 4pm mid-week. 5. When it comes to hair and makeup, ensure the bride gets underway first. If things get a little crazy, it is far better to rush the maids than the bride! 6. Do you have a wet weather alternative? Let’s be honest, New Zealand’s weather can be fickle and you don’t want to be caught short. Discuss your options with your planner or the venue coordinator well in advance. 7. Take time out for yourself the day before the wedding – read a book, have a massage, perhaps enjoy a picnic with your loved one. If you haven’t organised something by this stage, forget it! If you’ve chosen your wedding suppliers carefully, perhaps using guaranteed professionals like The Wedding Associates, then you should be able to relax knowing that they’ll take care of things on the day. 8. And that leads into our next tip – remember to enjoy the day. It will fly by in a whirl otherwise. 9. Many couples choose to have their first look at each other in private. It allows you to take a deep breath, enjoy the moment together and really feel the emotion of the day. 10. And (finally) remember to eat… all that bubbly on an empty tummy is not a good idea!