Alright On The Night

Alright On The Night
Mel Yates

In the mad rush of make-up, hair, dress zippers and bouquets, don't forget these brilliant on-the-day things to remember by wedding planner Marie Haverly at Isabella Weddings (www.isabellaweddings.co.uk)

1. Reserve seats: block off the front seats at the ceremony for your bridal party and make sure the ushers know where to direct people.

2. Guard your gifts: appoint someone to collect your gifts and transport them safely home after the reception. This also goes for any hired suits; ask a trusted family member or friend to return these for you while you're away.

3. Schedule your exit: at the reception make sure guests know when you're leaving. Some people like to have a focused time to depart and may feel unsure when is polite to leave if you are partying until the end.

4. Bag it up: pack a small essentials bag with lipstick, face powder, tissues, nail polish, cash (for tips etc), mobile phone and mints. Ask your maid-of-honour to carry it when you can't.

5. Eat: while you're getting ready, don't forget to have lunch (or brunch if you're having an early ceremony), or you risk the reception drinks going straight to your head. Don't forget to feed your suppliers too: a hungry DJ won't thank you at midnight! And ask someone to save you a favour and a piece of cake; you want to ensure you get a taste of them.

Comments

  • Yes, yes, yes! Great advice! Thanks for sharing! I think a lot of brides forget to have a light meal before their ceremony and by the time the reception comes around they are exhausted and starved! It is also so important to make sure all those little tasks, like returning tuxes and loading gifts are taken care of by someone other than the bride and groom! We also post tips and suggestions like this on our site: www.vintageandlace.com.

    • Vintage and Lace Wedding Specialists
    • 16 March 2012
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  • I couldn't agree more with above tips. Some people take this for granted and end up paying badly for it. Asking one of your bridesmaid to feed the supplier is essential, as a hungry DJ or musician can sing or play on empty stomach.

    • faith
    • 25 June 2012
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