Monday, 22 December 2008

10 essentials tips for planning a dream wedding

You have found your perfect partner and named that day. Congratulations!

Next step your dream wedding; here are 10 essentials tips you may need to consider to ensure that your wedding day is unforgettable for you, your partner, family and guests:


  1. Enlist the help of a reliable friend of family member who will work with you to ensure that the day materialises as you had planned. Or consider hiring a wedding planner or wedding consultant.
  2. What time of year do you want to marry? Each season has it’s own beauty and challenges
  3. What is the perfect location?Will your guests be able to get there easily? Is the venue large enough and comfortable? Will there be enough parking? All questions answered, then book that venue! (Some venues are booked up two years in advance – look out for deals in venues that have gaps in their bookings)
  4. Choose and purchase or hire your wedding dress and bridesmaids outfits
  5. Organise and purchase your trousseau
  6. Book your caterers, don’t miss out on tasting the food first , some venues provide this so there is no thinking involved on your part, providing you like what you are eating.
  7. Design, print and send out your invites
  8. Book your hair and make-up artists, and organise a trail run well in advance
  9. Book your photographer and videographer
  10. Finally eat healthily and get plenty of sleep. This will ensure that you are looking fresh and beautiful on your wedding day

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