Don’t you wish that there had been someone to advise you about little (and big) aspects to your wedding? The type of advice that could have saved you hours of frustration, or which, now that you’re married, and with the benefit of hindsight, you would have done differently.
Here are a few of those very tips:
- Leave plenty of time to choose your dress – having a dress made takes a while, so begin trying on different styles long before you need to make a decision.
- Don’t let your friends and family distract you with advice, particularly with regards to what you should wear – follow your instinct.
- Don’t be intimidated when you try on dresses and you seem to have ballooned – wedding dresses tend to run small in size.
- Oh, and, take a camera along when you shop so that a friend can take photos of you in the ones you want to remember.
- I wish I’d worn a veil – it is the only time in your life that you’ll get to wear one, and there are some beautiful classic styles to choose from.
- Keep your bridesmaids’ dresses simple – your dress should be the centre of attention.
- Make sure that you are not allergic to the pollen of the flowers you choose for your bouquet. And you don’t want the pollen to stain your dress.
- Don’t let your hairdresser ‘trim’ your hair just before the wedding – they usually take centimetres off your hard-earned tresses.
- Have a practice hairdo run a few weeks before the wedding to make sure that it’s exactly what you want. Take along a picture of your dress.
- And when you have your hair done, wear a shirt with buttons so that you don’t have to pull it off over your hair.
- Get a manicure for the big day – your hands are constantly in the limelight.
- Get a matte, won’t-rub-off lipstick that will stay on for the entire event.
Happy Wedding Planning!