Having asked many co-event managers and party planners what advice they would give to a bride, this is what the general consensus was offered…
Create a list of songs you “do” want your band/DJ to play, but DO NOT create a specific list and playing order for them to follow. Many brides and grooms have over managing the beats; resulting in missing those “festive highs” the pros know how to attain. Leave it to the talent of the professional you hired.
Don’t plan a menu thinking you’re going to please everyone.
Do design your menu to celebrate the season and to please the majority.
Voice what is important to you. The best weddings we see are the ones that allow the personalities of the couple to shine through.
Honor traditions; they create those touching moments. Try not to combine more than two toasts at a time…it will get tedious. Get the guests back on the dance floor.
DO accept help when offered
You cannot be everywhere and do everything. If a friend offers to pickup Auntie Mary at the airport – let her!
DO stay organised
Keep everything in one place for easy reference, whether it is on your IPad or in that huge wedding binder your best friend bought for you the second you got engaged; it will save time in the long run.
DON’T forget to enjoy yourself!
Be a guest at your own wedding!!! This is a once in a lifetime experience and you should cherish every second!
DO hire a videographer and great photographer
You don’t want to forget one minute of this special day and plan to show your kids one day.