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My Wedding - - FROM THE EDITOR -

As this is­sue comes off the presses, we’re well into the year of the horse.

Ac­cord­ing to this 5,000-year-old Chi­nese tra­di­tion, people born un­der the horse are said to be good com­mu­ni­ca­tors. We hope that also ap­plies to those mar­ry­ing un­der the horse, too – af­ter all, good com­mu­ni­ca­tion is a must for all mar­riages!

Chi­nese cou­ples are likely to con­sult for­tune-tellers to help them pick the luck­i­est and most aus­pi­cious date for their big day. The vast ma­jor­ity are so su­per­sti­tious that they’re known to post­pone their wed­ding on ad­vice that it’s not a good date! A Chi­nese Tung Shing will divine a cou­ple’s best mar­riage date by the Four Pil­lars of Des­tiny, check­ing moon and tide phases, study­ing the cou­ple’s names and birth dates, as well as read­ing their palms and faces.

Whether or not you’re of the ilk to con­sult a third party on the best date for your wed­ding, one thing is for sure … if you have your heart set on a spe­cific venue, date or sup­plier, you should book as soon as you can.

Don’t be­lieve for a minute that the wet­ter months of­fer more choice and avail­abil­ity! Make those phone calls, emails and ap­point­ments your first pri­or­ity. Lock down the es­sen­tials straight away – par­tic­u­larly your “non-ne­go­tiable” items.

And try not to leave things un­til the last minute. We’ve heard too many sto­ries of cou­ples try­ing to book their wed­ding cars and DJ’s a few weeks from the wed­ding date, and hav­ing to set­tle for sec­ond choice. Give yourself and your sup­pli­ers time … that gown needs sewing, the cake needs de­sign­ing, your ties may need to be or­dered in a spe­cific colour.

Su­per­sti­tion and tra­di­tion aside, be pre­pared, be or­gan­ised, be me­thod­i­cal!

As al­ways,

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