20 Things Every Bride Should Know – Part 1

17 Feb 2015

20 Things Every Bride Should Know – Part 1

Who understands wedding day highs and lows better than brides and suppliers? Here are the first 10 things every bride and groom should know, make sure to watch out for part two!

1. “DON’T worry about the weather – plan for it. Have a bag ready with wellies and umbrellas, woolly hats and gloves, sunscreen and shades – it saves last minute scrambles. Whatever the weather embrace it, put on those wellies, hook up your dress and enjoy the puddles.” Ariadne Jones & Lee Woodhams,AJ & Lee Photography, Christchurch, Dorset

2. “DO be brave with your choices – dare to be different. Use colour, textures or subtle use of decorative items to really make your flowers stand out.” Lauren Curry,Concept Flowers, Christchurch Dorset

3. “DON’T make choices to please anyone else. Everyone will be happy as long as you are, so stay true to what you and your partner really want.” Helen Romanos-Jones, bride, at Pennsylvania Castle, Isle of Portland

4. “DO arrange to view your wedding car and don’t just rely on seeing the pictures of it on the internet. Also, check the seatbelt law as vintage cars are different to modern cars. Make sure that your wedding car supplier is aware of any children who will be travelling in the bridal party and their ages.” Sarah Westall, Christchurch Wedding Cars, Dorset

5. “DON’T lose sight of the fact that your wedding is not about ‘everything’ but about you and your partner marrying. It is a hugely important day but don’t sweat the small stuff. Make sure you stand at your ceremony and remember this moment, and then be a guest at your wedding and let all of your suppliers do the work.” Natalie Lovett, The Whitewed Directory, Swindon, Wiltshire

6. “DO ask your guests to park away from the main entrance of the house if marrying in a stately home. The entrance is likely to be one of the feature areas that your photographer will want to use so keeping it car-free is very important.” Kirsty Ashton, Hitch and Moon, Fareham, Hampshire

7. “DON’T worry if you don’t like icing – natural or naked wedding cakes, dressed with fresh fruits are very popular and look fabulous in a rustic barn setting, but equally striking in a more formal setting.” Trudy Mitchell, JellyCake, Wiltshire

8. “DO pick your suppliers carefully – make sure they have the same approach as you. Make sure that they care as much as you do and make sure they are invested in their business and take pride in what they do.” Joanna Durham, bride at Cain Manor, Surrey/Hampshire border

9. DON’T be afraid to try something different to get those amazing shots. Be creative, listen to your photographer and trust them. Set aside time in the day to achieve the best results.” Ariadne Jones & Lee Woodhams, AJ&Lee Photography, Christ Church

10. “DO get a videographer to make it all feel real again when you are watching it back.” Abi Richards, wedding coordinator, Lainston House, Winchester


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