If you’re planning a wedding, you’re likely to have received loads of wedding advice already – but these are the tips and tricks we think are the most useful!
Make sure you get fed on the morning
Designate a bridesmaid or family member to make sure that you have breakfast on the morning of the wedding, as in the rush of getting ready (and potentially big day nerves), you’re likely to forget. Abstain from any alcohol until you’ve eaten too, or you may end up woozy before going down the aisle!
You’ll need three pairs of shoes on the day
Make sure you have slippers or comfy flats for getting ready in the morning (slip on shoes are easiest to take off under your dress!), your wedding day heels for the ceremony and meal, and a pair of flat shoes to change into in the evening in case your feet get sore.
Break your wedding shoes in beforehand
Make sure that you’ve worn your wedding shoes (both heels and flats!) around the house with a big pair of socks to ensure that they’re broken in and won’t give you any nasty blisters on the day. If you find they still rub, you’ll have time to make other arrangements.
Make a list of group photos you want
If you’ve hired a photographer worth their salt, then they’ll already have a variety of family shots planned for you. However, they may not know if you want less traditional group shots, such as you with your work friends, or cousins you haven’t seen for years. Make a list and let them know in advance so that they can plan accordingly.
Get your engagement ring cleaned
Your hands are going to be in a lot of photographs, so take your engagement ring to a jeweller and ask to have it cleaned. Sometimes this is free, and sometimes jewellers may charge a nominal fee, but it’s worth it to have your ring sparkly and shining before it features in those classic shots.
Make a note of who gave you which wedding gifts as you open them
Trust us – you’ll never remember all of your gifts without writing them down, and you want your thank you cards to be as personalised as possible. Some people also recommend writing your thank you cards as you open your gifts as a way to keep track, but this only works if you have your thank you cards ready to go.
Use Google Sheets
A wedding planning spreadsheet is a staple, and we recommend Google Sheets as an easy-to-use tool. It can be accessed from any browser (including your phone if you download the app), which means you’ll never be stuck without your spreadsheet when you need to consult it. Multiple people can also view and edit it, so it’s great for sharing with your wedding planning, other half or bridesmaids.
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