Has the euphoria of your engagement worn off? Is the panic starting? Are you frantically scribbling lists (guest, budget, to-do), getting opinions on the best day to get married, and worrying about everything?
Calm down and take a deep breath. Over the next few weeks, we will be posting 50 top tips on all things 'wedmin '. From the ceremony and reception to the pampering and honeymoon, if you follow these simple steps for getting married your wedding day is sure to be stylish and without stress. Today 's top tips are all about 'planning '.
1. Slow down: After you have announced your engagement, and have calmed down enough to think properly, let the ring cool off a little and take time to decide what kind of wedding you want. Dream big. You can adjust your fantasies to reality later. Do you want a raging party for …show more content…
Learn the lingo: Nothing frustrates a baker, florist or bespoke dressmaker more than a bride who knows what she wants-- but can 't explain it. Use visual aids to translate your ideas. Tear out pages in magazines; carry fabric swatches in your wedding colors. Come up with a list of keywords that are evocative of your wedding theme (Romantic, modern, elegant, sophisticated, or retro). Learn to speak the language of your suppliers. Do you know the difference between fondant and butter cream icing? Can you tell a peony from a petunia? The ability to communicate will save you tons of headache (and unexpected surprises) down the road.
9. Pick your bridesmaids with care: You are not obligated to have anyone in your wedding. Keep the numbers down, more than six bridesmaids will be difficult to manage. Choose carefully because great bridesmaids can ease the burden of the wedding. Your bridesmaids can help find your wedding dress, run errands, plan showers, and organize hen parties. Choose people who are important to you, who are invested in your relationship, and will help see you through the wedding