Top Tips for a Smooth Wedding
Getting married should be the most magical and memorable time of your life, but all too often couples get overwhelmed by the stresses of trying to plan the perfect day. If you want to enjoy a happy day with family and friends without fretting over all the details, check out our quick guide to planning a smooth and hassle-free wedding.
First, consider whether or not you need the services of a professional wedding planner
. While it is an additional expense, a wedding planner will take care of everything from catering and entertainment to seating arrangements, photo opportunities and more. Not only will a wedding planner make the run up to the wedding much easier to cope with, they're also be there on the day to take care of anything that might go wrong – so you can just relax and focus on enjoying yourself.
Of course, not everyone has the budget for a professional wedding planner or wants a stranger involved in their big day. If that's the case, there are plenty of steps you can take to minimise any hassle for the bride and groom
. First, make sure you've planned out what's happening when, and nominate bridesmaids or ushers to field questions from guests. Arranging a seating plan in advance can help avoid any potentially volatile social situations, while opting for simple entertainment in the form of a DJ rather than a band will mean there is less to organise on the day.
Finally, make sure there's somewhere that the bride and groom can get away from it all if the pressures of the day get too much. Whether that's a romantic bedroom at the evening venue, a private wedding car or just a cosily decorated tent at an outdoor wedding, it's important that the happy couple can take time to enjoy their special day.