Things You Need To Take Your Time Over When Planning Your Wedding

Today I'm adding five more must-dos you need to take your time and effort over - and when you've any to include, please tell me!

Your date for the prom dresses. You might have always wanted to get married in June and pictured a summer wedding. But you have to keep a balanced view about the actual date for those sorts of reasons. For a start, in case your budget is a problem, then you definitely might find it better value to get married midweek in the winter months, when suppliers may be able to negotiate a rate. Or if you decide on a destination wedding abroad on the tropical beach, there are times of the year when it is better to get married (for instance, it's hurricane season within the Caribbean within the summer). If you're marrying in term-time, you might find that the young bridesmaids and page boys can't attend on the weekday. All things to consider - so bear them in your mind before you set to start dating ?.

Flowers. The rule would be to choose flowers that are in season - you will get more choice and you will also keep the green potentials by not flying in blooms. So if you've always set your heart on having delphiniums to brighten your wedding then you definitely have to get married in the summer months. Same thing with daffodils, hyacinths along with other spring flowers - although narcissi can be found from December onwards so acceptable for a winter wedding. Talk to your florist, tell him/her the date and find out what suggestions they create - don't start the conversation together with your mind composed.

The wedding breakfast. You may have always wanted a proper sit-down dinner but based on your venue, budget, time of year and also the guest list a choice might be more suitable. So think about a buffet - perhaps having a cultural theme. You could serve Thai curry, come with an Italian feast or perhaps a hog roast. Don't just automatically choose the three-course dinner provided by your venue - if you are having a large number of children at the wedding they probably will not have the patience or inclination to sit down through everything and they might rather have something more casual like lasagne.

Your bridesmaids' dresses. Again, you might have always had a picture in your mind's eye of how you desired your bridesmaids to appear - baby blue strapless dresses maybe. My advice would be to appear at your bridesmaids as individuals instead of as a group and judge frocks to match each of them - instead of telling them what they're likely to wear (especially if they are going to possess the foot the balance for their gowns). Maybe one girl has great legs whilst another would rather have a floor-length dress. Maybe somebody could be more comfortable inside a halter neck and another inside a strapless number. Chat to your girlfriends and find out what ideas they've. Remember it's a lot more on-trend nowadays to have mismatched bridesmaids dresses that co-ordinate using colour (and also you don't have to possess a uniform colour either, you can go for graduated shades of the identical hue - say from the delicate soft pink right through to a deep aubergine).

Wedding favours. This is an area when you can save money on your budget as well as on your time. Instead of automatically deciding that you're likely to have favours consider whether you need them. Your guests won't mind when they don't get favour and do not feel that you have to spend some time making DIY wedding favours either. Give yourself a little bit of space to consider and also you might choose that they're not necessary for the end.

Did you hurry anything when planning the wedding and regret it? If so, please tell us and share your advice along with other brides-to-be.


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