Colin Cowie, the king of US wedding designers (his client list includes Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Kidman), let bridesmagazine.co.uk into a secret about planning your wedding. 'A great starting point for planning your Big Day is to sit down and go through the five senses one-by-one.' Touch - for example, think about sourcing oversized good quality napkins, remember that your guests will be seated for over an hour and 'wearing' these for the duration. Smell - He recommends spritzing the reception space with room spray moments before the guests arrive. Sight - Beautifully dressed tables are key, he says. Mix square tables with round to create interest. Sound - Opt for live music throughout dinner and DJ for the reception afterwards. Finally, Taste - Give special thought to the starter course, which sets the tone for the rest of the meal.