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Dodge These Wedding Disasters!

Dodge These Wedding Disasters! 

Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 15.03.20Your wedding day is supposed to be the best day of your life, so they build up to it should be equally as fun right? Well, it’s a nice theory, but in practice, there can be a lot that threatens to go wrong both with the planning of your day, and the day itself. But forearmed is forewarned, as they say! So read on to get up to speed on the sort of things you need to watch out for as your prepare to get married, and how you can stop them turning into a disaster.

Avoid Being Disorganised

When planning your wedding, organisation is the name of the game! Get yourself a folder to keep everything in. Then section it off for different areas such as flowers, decorations, food, and bridesmaids. Adding in plastic folders so you can keep receipts and quotes, will make everything so much easier to find when you need it.

It also means that you can hand the folder off to someone else on your big day, and they can deal with the stress of organising everything! While you just get on with having fun!  

Avoid Being Stressed Out

Of course, it’s pretty hard to have fun and really enjoy your wedding day if you are feeling stressed out. In fact, this is one of the biggest wedding disasters that you can have. As the whole point of the day is to have a happy celebration of your joining your life with that of you soul mate.

If you are so stressed out worrying about the food, or any of the other little details that you can’t appreciate this, it is truly a shame.

So, how can you prevent this from happening on the day? Well, first of all, it’s a good idea to be very clear with your expectations to everyone including the vendors that you are working with, and your family members. So be clear on what you want them to do.

It can also help to create some time to relax and centre yourself in, which can stop the stress becoming overwhelming. Step back from proceedings once in a while, both in the run up to the day and on the day itself. As weddings can be so all-consuming that it can be difficult to think about anything else!  

Taking that step back is a healthy thing to do because it helps you to put everything into perspective and realise that yes, your wedding day is an important time, of course! But it’s only one day of your life and not everything to do with it needs to be a life or death situation.

To do this schedule in some events that have nothing to do with the wedding in the run-up to the big day. Also have a few points on the day itself, where you and your significant other can escape for a catch-up, and some time where you are not on show.

Avoid Having Wedding Dress Doubts

Another massive disaster that happens all too often at weddings is that the bride hasn’t chosen a dress that is perfect for her. With all the constraints of time and money, it can be easy to just settle for a dress that is OK, rather than one that more closely matches what you have seen in your mind’s eye ever since you have been five years old!
However, as the wedding dress is increasingly becoming a symbol of the new life that you and your partner are starting together, it’s important that it is as perfect as possible.

That means you need to take your time when choosing it. Visit different bridal boutiques and try on as many as you can before you make your big decision. Remember that you want it to be the best it can be, so you feel your most beautiful self, on this, the most special of days.

Avoid Rushing To Get Ready

Lastly, something that can be the cause of a disaster on the day is not leaving enough time for you and all of your bridal party to get ready. You do not want to be rushing on the morning of your wedding, and you don’t want to miss out on any of the steps of your hair and makeup because others haven’t finished theirs!

So ensure that you book your hairdressers and makeup artists separately to come at least two hours before you need to leave for your ceremony.  In fact, if you have more than two bridesmaids that need to get ready as well as you, then you may even want to increase this time to be on the safe side and avoid being late for the service!

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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