So we thought we would bring you our top ten tips for planning your wedding to make it as stress free as possible....
1. Get Booking!
Once you have decided Emlyn Hotel as your wedding venue, the next two things you will need to book are the registrar and a photographer and videographer. It is important to get these booked early as they can only work at one wedding, rather than a florist for example who could be working on 20 weddings on one day.
2. Use a wedding app or hashtag
A wedding hashtag is a great way to flick through your family and friends photos of the day. Now that everyone is a photographer with their smartphones, its a fun and quirky way of getting in on the action!
Now we've all dreamt about the Jimmy Choos or Loubitons for our big day, but trust me when I say this, wear them before your wedding! Even if it is just around the house to break them in! You'll be thanking me when you are blister free!
4. Skip traditions that don't fit your style!
For some couples, tossing the boquet, whilst others may not be bothered about the 'first look' at each other being at the ceremony. This is YOUR day, so you decide what you want to do and how you want to do it!
5. Don't do do wedding planning every day!
It may seem like theres so much to do and not enough time, but asign yourself designated 'wedmin' days, you will feel much more productive, and also gives you time to reflect on the big decisions.
6. Dress Shopping....
When dress shopping only take the people you need to, the less the better! After all too many cooks can spoil the broth, this is the time you need to make the biggest wardrobe decision of your life, so too many opinions can make it more of a hindrance!
7. Greet every guest
Try and greet every guest at some point in the day, we know it can be difficult to have long conversations with everyone there as you may have 100 or so guests to get around, but try and make a point of greeting every guest!
8. Time out
People will tell you this endlessly, but try and make sure to take half an hour with your partner to really talk and enjoy some private time together. You will be escorted from pilar to post most of the day, so make sure to get those special moments together during the day. Straight after the ceremony is a nice time.
9. Food glorious food!
Now we have all been to a wedding where there is not much food, try to provide enough food for your guests, so that they don't go hungry! Our catering team offer a wide variety of options to choose from! My personal favourite is late night canapes to help your guests when they are feeling fragile...
10. Choose Emlyn Hotel as your wedding venue!
We can take all the stress out of planning your big day, so leave us to deal with, the small stuff that most wouldn't even think of such as napkin folding! Our dedicated wedding team take you from the initial stages right through to the big day itself.