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