Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Handy Tips for A Hassle Free Wedding!

It's that time of the year when weddings are all around in the air, so we thought why not do a post keeping weddings in mind?  When it comes to a wedding, what is that one thing that almost turns into a nightmare if not done correctly? Yes, you guessed it right! Planning! Don't underestimate its power. It turns the sanest of brides into bridezilla

So, here are a few tips which will ensure that your wedding goes on smoothly with no last minute mess ups.

Get a wedding planner/journal - I know we live in the age of technology and our mobiles and tabs are smarter than us, but having your plans and details on the good old pen and paper is the best. Always. Create sections in the journal for venue, guest lists, caterer, functions, makeup artist, photographer, boutiques etc. You can also save cut outs of anything that inspires you which you want to incorporate in your wedding.

Guest list - Choose the ones you want to share your special day with. Do not forget to send out save the date invites well in advance so that people can keep the day free for you. Also, RSVPs is a good idea to implement.

Book in advance - Do not wait till the last few months to hire your caterer, venue, photographer and videographer as well as your makeup artist. They'll be booked by the time you approach. So start well ahead in time. You do not need to discuss specifics very early, but just make sure you have their slots when you need them.

You can take help of online wedding planning sites like Wedmegood to search for your vendors online. For ex: You can find a list of wedding banquets in Delhi, Mumbai and any other city you are getting married in. Similarly, you can find wedding photographers, makeup artists, mehendi artists and more in your city. You can check their availability, pricing, reviews and work to make a decision. And, also you can contact them directly to negotiate for prices. Cool, isn’t it?

Break in the new shoes - So you've got the perfect heels to go with your dress....what's will be the point if you won't be able to walk in them comfortably or they give you nasty shoe bites on your wedding day? Don't store the shoes in a box and wear them for the first time in your wedding day. Wear them around your house a few times before and break them in.

Emergency kit - Pack a small kit with band aids, safety pins, bobby pins, tampons, double tape, breath mints, painkiller and headache tablets, tissue and wet wipes. Give it to one of your bridesmaids so that it is available at any required time on the main day. Trust me, you will need it!

Discuss - now that all your team was booked well in advance, it would be a good time to discuss things through with them a couple of months before the D day. Try out the makeup look and hair do, give your specifications and expectations to the photographer and videographer etc.  Should have a clear idea about your expectations and what exactly are you looking for to prevent any future disappointments.

Honeymoon - find out the weather situation and current climate of the place you are heading to so that you can pack accordingly and efficiently.

Delegate - while most brides will have an OCD to get the inns done themselves, it would be a good idea to delegate small tasks to close family and friends. It will reduce a lot of your stress and will make sure things get done too.

Unwind - a few days before the wedding, when the stress levels will be at an all time high, it would a great to book yourself a spa day. Get the good old body massage, a manicure and pedicure and a hair spa....just relax and let your mind go calm.

Do not try anything new - when it comes to skincare and makeup, do not try any new products no matter how good the reviews are and even they promise to make you glow brighter than the sun! You never know what would react or break you stick to your trusted regime and profits which have served you well. This also includes staying away from any new facials at the salon.

These were some small tips to help you have a calmer smoother wedding. Hope they help! If you have some more tips, please share them with us below :)

Also, Download the Wedmegood app for a seem less wedding planning on your own.