BOOK PROFESSIONALS. Check them out, ask other wedding providers of their opinion. Get to know a bit about their personality, especially when it comes to someone you will be spending an amount of time with on the big day. If you do not use professionals then things I have personally seen go wrong are
- They do not turn up on the day or cancel at the last minute. This happens more than you would wish to think.
- You are left with a product that you are disappointed with. Sure, with consumables or a service you might be able to live with it, but your photographer and videographer are forever.
- You spend such an important day with someone that you dont like or gel with personality wise.
- Your guests do not have enough to eat or drink. I have seen the most cruisy laid back bride go spastic over this, and she had no one to blame but herself, as the cruisy laid back suppliers didnt bother to double check numbers and educate her on her decision.
- When in doubt, get a marquee, or at the very least have one on standby.
- Its cold at night down south! Even in the middle of summer! Please let your guests know. Girls do not like wearing jackets over pretty dresses, I know. But the number of times I have had to lend some poor shivering soul my jacket is unbelieveable. And this happens in January. Go to your wedding venue at 8.30 at night any time of the year and you will feel it, I will put money on that.
- There are a lot of flies late November until January. If you have an outdoor ceremony think about being somewhere that flies are not crawling into your eyes, nose and mouth while you are saying your vows.
- If you get married on a beach, make sure you and your celebrant have considered the volume for your guests. If you have 80 plus guests and its windy and waves are crashing, unless you book someone professional with a good sound system, i doubt more than ten people will be able to hear your vows. Not very romantic, and pretty darn boring just watching!
Considerations for your dance floor
Where will people place their drinks;
- Wine barrels or similar look great. Zest Styling has some great furniture!
- Broken glass on the dance floor is the biggest vibe killer, and is also dangerous. I have seen a girl cut her bare feet and had to leave to leave the wedding and go to hospital – and get stitches. So awful.
What surface are people dancing on;
- for example saving money on a dance floor is great, but high heels that fall through the cracks in the decking get damaged – and people can hurt themselves.
- People actually do not like dancing on grass – its cute, but actually hard work and somewhat tiring after a while.
All of my clients find the last three to four weeks very stressful in the leadup. So be prepared for it! As much as you organise in the months before, its the last few weeks when you are tying up loose ends that can be very difficult. That is why you chose to book professionals in the wedding industry so that you can rely on them for as much help as you need. We are here to make this as easy for you as possible. But take care of yourself – eat well and get plenty of sleep. On the day of your wedding wake up feeling confident in the work that you have put in and the suppliers that you have booked – you can sit back and enjoy the ride!