Keep calm and collected with our quick-fire A-Z of all things weddings… the dos, the do nots, and the ‘do only if you’re desperate’…!
ANGST… there’s bound to be some along the way – Keep calm and wedding on!
BEST MAN… everyone will want to enjoy the speech so choose a friend who can deliver.
CATERING… consider your budget – you don’t have to spend a fortune.
DRIVERS… tee-total friends willing to drive guests to and fro are worth their weight in gold.
ENTERTAINMENT… Disco? Band? Singers? Photo Booth? Clowns? Magicians? Dressing-up clothes? Give this some thought!
FLOWERS… so much choice but we suggest peonies are having their day in the sun at the moment!
GUEST LIST… a possible area of conflict: be prepared to compromise…
HONEYMOON… Indonesia or the Isle of Wight? Wherever you go will be spectacular (just don’t invite the in-laws)…
IN-LAWS (See above)… nurture positive relationships.
JOKES… keep them clean (Granny won’t mind but the Vicar might object).
KARAOKE… priceless memories on the DVD as Uncle Mac sings ‘My Way’ again (and again).
LOVE… remember above all other considerations that this is what the day is actually about.
MOTHER-OF-THE-BRIDE… a formidable lady who needs to be loved and cherished. How will you say thank you?
NOTHING… Is More Important Than The Bride And Groom.
ORANGE BLOSSOM… just so pretty and traditional.
PAGE BOYS… outdated or cute? Let’s go cute!
QUOITS… and other garden games can while away the dead time (when photos are being taken).
RING… don’t forget the ring! Family heirloom or a diamond from Tiffany’s… thing about your lifelong sparkler!
SWANS… really? I mean, really people?!
TROUSSEA… so much fun planning what to take on your honeymoon!
UNDERWEAR… make sure Uncle Mac is wearing his cleanest pair – it could well make an appearance in the photos…
VENUE… do your research carefully.
WOW FACTOR… what will make your wedding stand out for all concerned?
XMAS… consider a Christmas Wedding – very popular and often cheaper.
YOUNG PEOPLE… make sure you have plenty to keep them occupied (but remember – it’s not about them!).
ZZZZ… make sure you get the right amount of sleep before the big day so you can party the night away in style!