Can’t de­cide if you should jet off for your w-day? Let Y&YW help you to start your plan­ning

You and Your Wedding - - Contents -

1 Which of th­ese is most im­por­tant to you for your wed­ding? a) Hav­ing all my loved ones there b) Good weather and great food c) Mar­ry­ing the per­son I love – without spend­ing a for­tune 2

Imag­ine you’ve ended up in charge of or­gan­is­ing a group hol­i­day with all your friends, in­clud­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion and ac­tiv­i­ties. Does that thought fill you with: a) Weari­ness – it’ll be like herd­ing cats b) Ex­cite­ment – I love do­ing a bit of on­line re­search c) Hor­ror – why are we even go­ing on a group hol­i­day? I’d much pre­fer it to be just the two of us 3

How hands-on do you want to be with wed­ding plan­ning? a) I need to ap­prove ev­ery last piece of con­fetti – I’m a per­fec­tion­ist b) I need to make the ma­jor de­ci­sions, but I’m re­laxed about the finer de­tails c) Laid­back – we re­ally don’t want to have too much fuss

4How im­por­tant is it to meet your sup­pli­ers in per­son?

a) Vi­tal – how else could we be sure that we can trust them? b) Fairly im­por­tant, but there’s al­ways Skype, isn’t there? c) Sup­pli­ers? More than one? This sounds a bit over­com­pli­cated… 5What are you look­ing for­ward to the most? a) Get­ting to min­gle with every­one at the re­cep­tion with all our loved ones in one place b) Def­i­nitely our hon­ey­moon c) The cer­e­mony

6 Brides-to-be: which look dom­i­nates your Pin­ter­est dress board? a) Big and show-stop­ping: I want jaws on the floor! b) Light, flow­ing and fig­ure-skim­ming c) Noth­ing ob­vi­ous – who says I’ll even wear a dress? 7Are

you plan­ning to in­clude any wed­ding tra­di­tions? a) As many as pos­si­ble – to keep the fam­ily happy b) Maybe a few, but only if they suit us both c) No, tra­di­tions don’t seem rel­e­vant to ei­ther of us


in-wait­ing: your pre­ferred out­fit would be: a) All in black tie – where else would I get a chance to go the full James Bond? b) Not nec­es­sar­ily some­thing ul­tra­for­mal – maybe just a smart shirt and trousers c) I’m not both­ered – what­ever the per­son I’m mar­ry­ing likes me in 9Is there any­one you’re par­tic­u­larly close to who’s afraid of fly­ing? a) Yes, me! You can get me on a plane, but I do tend to leave claw marks in the arm­rests dur­ing the flight b) Not that I’m aware of c) Quite a few of my rel­a­tives would not be happy about board­ing a plane 10 When it comes to your w-day dé­cor, you are: a) Clear and un­wa­ver­ing in ex­actly how it will be, from flow­ers to cut­lery b) Think­ing of colours and the over­all look, but ab­so­lutely open to in­put c) Not hugely in­ter­ested, re­ally 11 Choose a main course for your wed­ding menu: a) Beef (or veg­etable) Wellington with as­para­gus and pota­toes b) Roast monk­fish with tomato, gin­ger and gar­lic (veg op­tion: spicy av­o­cado tar­tine) c) A re­cre­ation of the dish we had on our first date 12 Which of th­ese re­cep­tions would you most like to at­tend as a guest? a) An el­e­gant party in a coun­try house, with Pimm’s on the lawn and a very for­mal wed­ding break­fast b) Cock­tails on the beach fol­lowed by din­ner un­der the stars c) An in­ti­mate din­ner for close fam­ily and friends in the cou­ple’s favourite restau­rant 13 How many brides­maids and ush­ers do you want? a) Lots! At least six of each b) There are a cou­ple of essen­tial peo­ple, but I can be flex­i­ble c) None

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