If you’re getting married this year, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by all of the things you’ll need to do in order to have the perfect wedding. Here are some top tips to ensure your special day goes off without a hitch:

Keep perspective

The whole point of having a wedding is so that you and your man can say “I do.” As long as this happens, the wedding is a success and everything else is just icing on the (wedding) cake. Remembering that the day is about starting your marriage and not showing your guests how great you are at wedding planning is key here.

Pick your destination

This can be one of the hardest decisions, but ideally it should come down to a mixture of both of your personalities and the type of wedding you want. Whether you’re going for a Bohemian chic wedding, you plan to be barefoot on the beach, or you want to keep it low key in your backyard, you’ll probably need to look into furniture such as montak chair or wedding arch rental.


Check the dates

Before booking your venue, it’s a good idea to figure out if your wedding will fall on the same day of any local events that could affect hotel room availability or traffic. Look into public holidays, events, and the time that most of your guests are likely to be available to pick the best date.

Shop wisely

With a little creativity, you can take advantage of the money you’ll be spending on your wedding to get a little money back. Sign up to a credit card with airpoints or a rewards program, and you’ll find that you could quickly accumulate thousands of points which you could then use for your honeymoon.

Cut your list

It can be tempting to invite every man and his dog to your wedding- after all, if Aunt Sophia is invited, your cousins on the other side should surely have an invitation too right? Often, we can get so caught up with wanting everyone to be there for our special day, we can forget that we need to pay for those people to be there- and this expense quickly adds up if you’re inviting high school friends who you haven’t seen in years.

Decide on kids

There are a few different options for your kid policy. The first option is to allow all kids with on restrictions, the second is to go for an adults-only wedding, the third is to only include kids of immediate family, and the fourth is to get a child care service who can look after kids either within the reception, at a family member’s home, or in a hotel room. Try to avoid allowing some people to bring kids while telling others that they can’t, or consider having an age limit- say children over the age of 6 to avoid crying during your ceremony.

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