Congratulations on your engagement! Whether you have surprised – or been surprised – by the love of your life or you mutually agreed to get engaged, the next step for you both is planning for the big day. Whilst it is undoubtedly exciting to think about the venue, music, flowers, and catering, there are other things which many brides and grooms often forget when wedding planning. Below, Verona Couture has looked at some of the less-considered things that you should keep in mind when organising your special day:
With all the hustle and bustle of getting everything together and getting ready for the big day, it’s not surprising that, in your excitement and nervousness, you may not end up eating anything until the wedding breakfast. Cue a few glasses of champagne on an empty stomach and you may soon find yourself light-headed, dizzy, maybe even a little tipsy! We recommend putting together some snacks that you can enjoy with your bridesmaids and groomsmen whilst you are getting ready; these will help to keep you energised and awake without experiencing the heavy feeling of a full stomach.
It’s always handy to keep an emergency kit on you – well, your maid of honour! – to help you freshen up throughout the day and deal with any unexpected makeup malfunctions that may occur. Every emergency pack is personal to the bride, however, some of the things that you could pop into the kit include; chewing gum; paracetamol; makeup wipes; hair grips; plasters; gel cushions; and a few key pieces of makeup. You may not even need to use your emergency items but it is always reassuring to know that you have factored it into your wedding planning, just in case.
Elderly or Guests With Disabilities
Considering the special requirements of your guests is a crucial element of your wedding planning. You may have elderly relatives who struggle to get up and down staircases or disabled guests utilising mobility devices; in this instance, you should spend time working out the best way to bring them to the venue as well as ensuring that they have the right access to get in and out of the building. Hosting a rustic wedding in an open field is certainly romantic but not very practical for wheels, therefore, accommodate for this early on in your wedding planning.
Perhaps one of the most dreaded parts of any event or occasion is the clearing up afterwards. A lot of venues will have a dedicated cleaning service included in their hosting package but you will still need to pick up all of your decorations, flowers, and any other wedding paraphernalia which you brought to the location. If you are going on your honeymoon straight after the wedding then you will need to organise for someone to do this on your behalf.
Paperwork and Legalities
A wedding is a beautiful and memorable occasion, where friends and family are brought together to watch you and your partner declare your love and commitment to each other for the rest of your lives. Most weddings, however, are merely ceremonial, meaning you will need to factor time into your wedding planning to visit the register office with specific documents and make the union official and legal. Find out exactly what you need to do – including the correct process and required paperwork – by visiting the gov.uk website.
One thing you certainly shouldn’t forget in your wedding planning is taking the time to find the perfect dress! Why not head on down to the Verona Couture boutique to spend a wonderful day trying on different bridal gowns and fall in love with your dream dress. To speak with our friendly team just give us a call on 01234 714401 or complete our online query form.