There’s no doubt about it, planning a wedding can be tough. Here’s how you can avoid wedding disasters.
Wondering how divorced parents will cope with the day can be a major concern, especially if new partners are involved too.
It’s very rare that people are not able to swallow their feelings for one day, particularly when it should be such a happy occasion.
Money, money, money
This is probably a wedding hot spot for a lot of couples and a source of many brides fears of wedding disasters!
Now that so many people finance their own weddings, and forsake the ‘traditional’ concepts of who pays for what, it can make things harder in some ways. Do you still ‘expect’ for families to make a contribution or are you happy to provide for yourself?
Not the best man
Lots of brides have concerns of wedding disasters concerning the ‘not-so’ best man!
He might be a lovely chap and your partner’s oldest friend, but you know that he likes a drink and tends to get rather ‘vocal’.
Speaking to someone in the wedding group about your concerns on wedding disasters can be a great help.
Suited and booted?
With the shift to more informal celebrations, it can be hard for the guys in the wedding party to know what to wear.
Who should wear outfits similar to the groom? We would suggest that Fathers, Best Men and Ushers should stand out from the rest of the crowd.
A question of kids
This is always a tough question and, at the end of the day, it’s down to personal choice.
Do be warned that some parents might not take too kindly to their children being excluded. Others, however, will jump at the chance of a day without them!
Take your partners
Deciding whether to invite partners of friends or family to the celebrations is always an issue. If you want them there, have space at the venue and room in your budget, go ahead. But, if you feel you don’t know them well enough or you just don’t have room, don’t feel obliged.