Top 10 Wedding Planning Tips for Brides
Planning a wedding can be difficult for even the most organised bride-to-be: one
minute you’re engaged and on top of the world, and the next you’re stressing
over the guest list, the venue, the dress, the flowers, the cake, the décor and the
It’s a logistical nightmare and, needless to say, it’s also fraught with social
Celebrity wedding planner in London offers 10 essential tips to help you navigate
the choppy waters, and bring you closer to your dream wedding.
Tip 1: Start with the guest list
Who to invite is always the first question you should ask yourself – it lays the
foundation of your wedding planning by helping you decide on the location, the
menu and even the decor. The size of your wedding is not to be taken lightly.
Tip 2: Don’t forget about Mother Nature
Whether it’s an exotic destination or your hometown, a park or a beach, a
traditional venue or something with a little flare, think out how to make your
guests and yourself comfortable by readying for any weather or nature related
Tip 3: Pick a convenient date
How do you pick a date that works for everyone and is still special to you? Start by
working out dates that work for you, and then take into consideration the
weather on those dates. Think carefully before deciding to hold your wedding on
a major holiday, during school term or during a big sports tournament as your
guests may find it difficult to attend.
Tip 4: Opt for in-season flowers
Use flowers in season at the time of your wedding – this will vastly help with the
cost. It’s best to have a colour scheme and concept in mind that complements
your overall décor.
Tip 5: Make a meal plan
Recently, couples are gravitating towards a more organic, sophisticated selection
as part of their wedding menu. Premium, fresh food should always be offered as
an option. Since the wedding week is often packed with multiple events, guests
prefer sit-down meals for some events and buffet-style for others. I would usually
suggest a buffet-style welcome cocktail for when guests arrive, and then move
the guests into a dining room for a sit-down three-course or four-course meal.
Tip 6: Create a memorable experience
Stimulate all five senses to create an experience that will trigger memories for
years to come. Use jasmine or rose scented fragrances wherever guests will
gather, use a visible colour scheme, use fabrics with textures, gentle sounds to
unify the day and foods to entice the taste buds. Complete the week with fun and
relaxed activities for guests.
Tip 7: Find a fitness guru
There’s nothing like a wedding to make even the most confident woman question
her looks. A fitness guru can guide you to feel and look radiant on your wedding
day with a plan tailored exclusively for you. Fruits, veggies, lean proteins, healthy
fats and exercise will help you get lean while still maintaining a healthy glow. I’ve
seen some amazing transformations with the help of Rob Donker P.T. based in
Dubai, founder of Beyond Wellness.
Tip 8: For the dress, go classic and timeless
Do focus on finding the best wedding dress silhouette for you. Don’t get
pressured into deciding on a dress that you are not completely convinced about.
Try on as many dresses as necessary. When choosing a dress think of a timeless
gown instead of a moment’s trendy one; and girls, don’t forget to wear a
well-fitted bra. Here’s our pick of the top three local tailors to make your wedding
Tip 9: For hair and make-up, test the waters first
The morning of the wedding is not the best time to start experimenting with hair
and make-up – in other words you need to plan ahead for best results. Book your
trials with professional hair and make-up artists, and choose the one that
understands what you’re looking for.
Tip 10: Take the last week off
The last thing you want to do a week before your special day is stress out. So
when mapping out your timeline, make sure to leave the last week empty. Join a
pre-wedding package where a spa will help you unwind with massages, facials and