Remember, your wedding is all about two people and two people only
Wedding fever is everywhere at the moment; Pippa Middleton’s upcoming nuptials are already being designated the social event of 2017 and several Olympians getting engaged over the course of the games last year.
It’s nice to see the photos, hear the stories and maybe store some special detail away on your Pinterest boards. Sometimes though it can all seem a little too much for one person, or even a couple, so we’ve found solutions to some of those niggling problems that trouble brides-to-be.
1. Test out your wedding playlist
Sometimes it can be hard to narrow down your favourite songs to choose the ones that you’ll be walking down the aisle to or having your first dance to. That’s where Spotify comes in, you can search for specific tracks or browse by genre. They even have hymns on there if you want to go traditional. Just make sure to disable the Social function if you don’t want to spoil the surprise.
2. Let your friends choose their own bridesmaid dresses
It’s almost always an issue between brides and their bridal party and if you think it’s hard for you to spend money on a dress you’ll only wear once, think how it must be to do that for someone else’s big day. So how about this, you can pick a colour or maybe a style but leave the rest up to the girls; they’ll thank you for it.
3. Vet the speeches
Yes, it’s all part of the fun of a wedding to have the best man joke about past conquests of your hubby-to-be, but this speech will be heard by grandparents, nieces and nephews, possibly even your boss. It will also be recorded so you’ll get to listen again and again. Luckily, if you get your hubby or even another groomsman to edit the speech, the final draft will be much tamer.
Remember, your wedding is all about two people and two people only. If you and your spouse are happy, then everyone else will eventually get on board because it’s one day out of their lives and the biggest day of yours.