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Planning can prevent problems

04 Jul 2012

Planning can prevent problems

Don’t let anything ruin the big day

You are all set for the dream day – but what if something comes along which has the potential to ruin the whole things.

Facing a disaster so bad that it will forever taint the memory of what should be the greatest day of your life is the ultimate nightmare.

But a little bit of preparation can work wonders for your piece of mind and ensure nothing will ruin the celebrations.

Really gloomy and wet weather is always a possibility and squelching your way down the aisle in soggy shoes and a wet dress probably isn’t the start of the lifetime of happiness you were hoping for.

So a little planning goes a long way. Ordering a selection of umbrellas in colourful hues, or match the umbrellas to a theme wedding colour will keep you dry – and provide for some beautiful and quirky pictures.

If an over enthusiastic guests come rushing up and splatters your pristine dress with mud you may want to go home in tears.

But dusting a layer of chalk or talcum powder can work wonders on a stained white garment.

Fainting at the altar is something which appears on numerous videos and the very thought of saying your vows may make you feel weak at the knees.

But just relaxing can help and making sure stress levels are low by arranging as much as possible in advance will go a great way towards calming nerves.

One cause of fainting is physical – lack of nourishment. So don’t skip breakfast and keep yourself hydrated.

Losing the ring is an ultimate nightmare so ensure that all present know exactly who has it and in which pocket it is – no fumbling around at the altar to bring on the nerves.

Everyone knows children can scream and cry but drowning out the wedding vows with a high pitched holler is just not on.

After all, meticulous planning is all for naught and a cherished video which should have provided a lifetime of happy memories will be ruined.

Why not hire a baby sitter to look after children during the service part of the wedding – while letting parents know in advance, of course.

Colouring books, toys and games are a useful addition to the party as well to keep younger guest occupied.

Drunken guests are a cliché but can be a horrible reality.

If you have someone who likes a bit of “drunken fun” let them know in advance it’s not on for your big day – and tell bar staff to be on the look-out for anyone who seems like they may have had too much.

Then there’s the opposite. You don’t want to run out of beer and wine so it might be handy to make a note of any nearby pubs or off-licences.

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