21st January 2019 by Natasha Goldstein
Your Wedding may seem like a long way away. Whether it's in 6 months or 2 years, start planning now and make life a little easier for yourself. The earlier you start, the easier and less stressful it will be when your wedding day finally rolls around. Having a clear plan before you start will help you keep on top of things and remind you of any little things you may forget amongst all the excitement, such as your Wedding Insurance
Food is one of the most important aspects of your wedding day for you and your guests. Having hungry guests is a big no-no, especially when celebrations can last in-excess of 12 hours per day.
Put a rough list of timings together of when you are to serve your guests. If there is more than 4 hours between each meal-time then you may want a re-think or a re-shuffle. Hungry guests are not happy guests!
When creating a wedding that will stand out, consider a fun or unique theme for your day. Themes can reflect your personality, style or something that you love that can translate well in to a theme
Often with Asian Weddings a popular theme is Bollywood and it goes down well with your guests, as does a vibrant and bright coloured theme. Throw in a red carpet and paparazzi styled photographers and you've transformed your wedding in to a glamorous Bollywood party!
Don't feel pressured to pick the first photographer, florist or other vendor you see. Take your time, read plenty of customer reviews, check out their portfolios and most importantly, understand if they can create exactly what you want on your special day.
Also, don't be forced or persuaded in to decisions either. If your vendor tries to upsell a service or a product and you don't want it, just say no. As a bride or groom, you're going to be using this word a lot, so get used to it now!.
Regardless of your budget, theme or wedding size, bold, eye-catching decorations are essential to any Asian wedding. Using lots of flowers to decorate the venue, even the ceiling, add a warmth and luxurious feel to the space. Choose flowers that works with your colour scheme and tastes for that extra personal touch.
This is a big one. Pick the wedding party YOU want.
You may feel like you have to include your distant cousin in the wedding or another family member but remember, you don't want to look back at your wedding photographs years down the line and not be in touch with some of your wedding party. Instead, just select a few of your long-term best friends and close relatives only. You may upset some family members by doing this but please do remember, this is your wedding day, no one else's and you can choose whoever you want.
As difficult as it may be to pass some responsibilities over to your partner in the worry things may not go right or to your standard, let them help. They may have their own ideas to throw in to the mix and will actually want to have their input on the big day too. Ask for their help with the food or the music and they're sure to be enthused and inclined to help with other decisions.
Be sure to keep a paper trail. Any discussions you have via telephone, follow up by sending an email asking for confirmation of what has been discussed. This may sound silly but you never know when you may need to use it.
You may have agreed with the venue to extend their opening times or had a last-minute meal change. When the wedding day comes, you don't want any last-minute mishaps as the staff on the day may not necessarily be the people or person you have worked with throughout the planning process. Don't just assume that everything is all set as that's when things can go wrong!
Whether you've opted for an inhouse wedding where you have an on-site wedding planner or you've gone down the DIY route and planned and designed everything yourself, on your wedding day the best gift you and your partner can give yourselves is the day off to actually enjoy your wedding day!
If you have gone down the DIY route or sourced many different vendors, you can hire someone just for the day. Provide them with all your information on timings, contact numbers and any other vital information including the plan for the day and then let them take care of the rest.
Last but by no means least, remember what is most important on your wedding day, yourself and your partner. Enjoy your day and try to be present and enjoy every single moment without worrying or trying to take control. Before you know it the day will be over so it's important to relax and have the day of your life.
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