DO engage an EXPERIENCED CELEBRANT
All celebrants are not equal. Experienced Celebrants have seen it all and are well versed in a wide variety of aspects when it comes to planning, conducting and writing for your ceremony. From choosing symbolic actions, poems, readings and music they are guaranteed to listen to all of your ideas. A celebrant is able to start with a blank piece of paper and will effortlessly fill it with each and every single personal traditions, stories, and much more. Your big day will be exactly that as it will be recognisably your own story with your very own stamp on it. It’s no secret that any couple is the same, your own path to love is unique, so why would you want your ceremony to sound or appear like everybody else’s? A celebrant will help you write your heartfelt vows and a script. You are able to approve each and every single last word of the ceremony. And if you choose, you can even include religious content (something which a Registrar can’t do); for many no religious content is wanted. For the record you cannot personalise your ceremony when you marry at the Registry Office. Your Celebrant will listen and do what you ask. If they don't listen do you really want them standing with you on your big day? Experienced Celebrants speak clearly and confidently.
DON’T Scrimp on The Food!
It’s no secret that food and drink help create the reception. Budgets may be limited, but it’s not necessary to have all your family and friends fighting over food. The reception (which includes the food and drink) should take a large chunk from your budget. Who wishes to remain at a party while feeling hungry? If your funds are small, it’s always recommended to ask your caterer what they can do in order to help you out.
DO Get an Extra Pair of Hands!
It can be fun when meeting someone who wants to hear the details and your ideas about your wedding. Allow your creative juices to start flowing, take advantage of any discounts from vendors and learn the secrets of wedding planning by seeking help from a professional wedding planner. Each and every single person has a job to do during your special day. Your job is to be the star of the show and to enjoy those important first moments of married life, surrounded by friends and family. While you may believe you can tackle and manage a sudden emergency during your day, you may be surprised that you can’t. This is why it’s often recommended to seek help from a wedding planner to ensure your day goes as smoothly as possible, no matter the emergency.
DON’T Forget About Your Guests.
Always remember that your friends and family have used their own time and money in order to enjoy your special with you and your partner. Ensure that you show them your appreciation and always include them in your big day. If you guests that may be staying over at the venue, you may wish to provide them with welcome baskets in their rooms. And thats another blog!