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!