Every wedding is unique. As is every couple looking to get married. Each bride and groom has their own ideas for what makes a wedding and it’s exciting slotting all of the pieces of the jigsaw together, right?
When it comes to the actual planning, things can start to get a bit stressful. Things that were once exciting now start to become part of your daily panicking about whether you have forgotten something. It’s OK though, there’s really no need to panic – especially if it’s still the early days of planning.
If you are a serial worrier then it’s to be expected. Why shouldn’t you worry about your wedding day (‘the most important day of your life’)? You’re allowed to worry, it’s only natural, but try not to panic too much. Help IS at hand.
A.T. Beauford has put together a brief list of suggestions that will help you plan your wedding day. Below we have listed 4 of the main things you should consider when planning your wedding, for those of you that don’t want to miss a thing… Sorry Aerosmith.
1. It’s all in the timing
Timing plays a role throughout the whole wedding planning process and the day of celebration itself. From the booking of the venue in the early days, right through to the time you need to arrive on your wedding day, timing should be one of the first things you think about.
If you have a great network of friends and family around you then things can be much easier. Mums can be very helpful, as can close friends who have been there and done it themselves. The people that know you better than anyone can help you to make important decisions at the best times.
Get yourself a wedding calendar that will help you to keep track of key dates and times. You can make note of when tasks needs to be completed or when things need to be booked. Wedding cars, invites, caterers and beauticians are just a few of the keys things that you can keep track of using a devoted calendar system.
2. Care about your appearance
For the bride, appearance is one of the biggest things to think about when getting married. From deciding how to wear your hair and make-up, weight loss through to the dress itself, vanity can play a huge role in wedding preparations. This can add extra pressure asides from the usual pressures of getting married.
It’s clever idea to prepare well in advance, especially if you really care about the way you look. It’s a challenging thing to do, but joining the gym early (rather than with a few weeks to go) is a wise idea. This gives you plenty of time to get in shape, regain some fitness and feel good about yourself. Trust us, you’ll feel much better losing weight the right way, rather than trying an unhealthy fad diet in the lead up to your wedding day.
3. Don’t forget your guests
So you’ve sat down and made a guest list with your other half, you’ve decided who to invite and who not to invite and your invitations have been sent. You may have had a few responses or you may not have, but don’t take these as gospel. People are unorganised and forgetful, so they might not have saved the date like you had hoped. On the flip side, just because someone hasn’t responded to your invitation, doesn’t mean they aren’t coming. Again, they simply might have forgotten or they might not have got the invite…
It’s a wise idea to contact all your guests before the wedding. A fortnight before is probably about right, as it’s close enough that they won’t forget and far enough away that they can juggle plans around if they have something else in their diary. For those that have said they will attend, it can be a gentle reminder of times, transport, location, colour schemes or important roles.
4. What about the transport?
Wedding transport plays a crucial role in the success and planning of your wedding day. It’s important to compare wedding transport types early on in the planning of your wedding so that you can book early and find the best deals and transport to suit the theme and budget of your wedding.
The earlier you book your wedding transport, the more organised you can be. This makes for a much smoother, hassle-free planning process than if you were to leave things until the last minute.
Contact us today
If you would like to find out more about our chauffeur-driven wedding car hire services, get in touch and speak to A.T. Beauford today. We can discuss all options, pricing and processes over the phone, as well as booking your transport for you if you already know which car you want.
Thanks for reading. We hope to hear from you soon!