Wedding! The anticipation is immense, and it tickles correctly in the fingertips, finally, to begin with the planning of the marriage. But where do you start? Which decision is the most important and does it affect further planning? Today’s blog post contribution gently grabs the largest planning spans and shows you how to avoid your wedding feast unexpected problems.
Wedding-fail: The location and great service providers are already booked
We were able to mention it in our last post (10 things, which you have to know before the wedding planning), and we dedicate this aspect to the first point: early planning. Professional service providers can easily be booked out for one year in advance. Therefore: Start planning at least 18 months before your wedding. Decide first, where and in what context you want to videographers. See more below.
A tip from our experience as wedding photographers:
The fewer locations you planed and the closer they are, the better. For example, if you are getting married in the church in your village but then want to celebrate 35 kilometers away in the elegant forest hotel, you have to consider the logistics: traveling costs a lot of time and it makes more problems than joy when Aunt Friedel does not find the way. And how do the guests return to the City? Keep it simple.
Wedding-fail: Want to plan everything yourself and even on the wedding day you want to be the director
The bride and groom should sit back on the wedding day and enjoy the feast. Give the organization and the job of contact person for band, catering, wedding games and technology out of your Hands. The bridal couple should not have to spend time on this. Suitable candidates are the friends you know are well organized. Or the maids. In any case, important: Please discuss this early with them!
Regardless of how well you were preparing for the wedding, please do not underestimate the amount of effort required to carry out your planning. Decorate the church and celebration location early and not only the evening before. Do as much as you can at an early stage and talk with your service providers.
Special Tip: Prepare an emergency suitcase with sewing kit, patches, handkerchiefs and spare clothes and pass it into the hand of your helpers.
Wedding-fails: When planning only for the guests
A bit you want to impress your friends and family at your own wedding, too, right? It should be pompous, everything should run perfectly, the bride should look so beautiful that the girls pale with friendly envy… At the same time, many couples forget that they are planning a wedding for themselves and not for the guests. Whoever does not think about himself is often disappointed afterwards. After all, it is your own wedding, and not that of the others. Would be a pity if you had your firm not as much fun as wanted. Listen therefore to your own wishes and bring in the ideas in that you find good.
A thought for the planning of the Group photos: Plan a lot of time for group photos. Prepare lists that clarify which guests you want to have in the photos. In addition, it is a great help if your witnesses inform the individual groups (relatives, mourners, friends, etc.) of their session time.
Wedding-fail: It’s raining on the wedding day
The classic: summer wedding at the lake. With beautiful sunshine. Obvious, that the sun is shining on your big day, right? Well, you might be far from it.
Think of the fact that it could be pure rain, especially during an outdoor summer wedding. Therefore, it is important that there is a possibility to avoid it. This means that your helpers can always change the decoration and there is a protected area for the DJ or the band.
Wedding-fail: The chemistry between your photographers / videographers and you is not the best
You had a wonderful day, but when you look at the photos, you find that the mood is not properly reproduced? Or if you think about your wedding, then you will feel a little stiff in the stomach, because the photographer is simply not so sympathetic?
There are points, there is no compromise. One of them is the wedding photographer. Cardinal point: Take care of the photographers at an early stage, think about the rule number one – good service providers are quickly bust.
Second: when photographing you must have confidence in the photographers and you should build that before your big day. Professional service providers offer you, for example, an E-session or invite you to one or more conversation. Sense and purpose: On the wedding day you should be relaxed and comfortable for some photos. Very cool is also a creative photo series one to two weeks after the wedding.
We recommend these so-called aprés-session, because this gives the best results: There pictures show you freshly wedded and completely loose after the whole wedding tress. (Look here)
Wedding favors: The wedding dress does not fit perfectly
Dress too tight, décolleté too deep and also stumbled over the train? Please do not. If you find dress at the fitting room nice, but if you have to fix the dress and smoothen all the time: fingers away and seek further. The bride has to feel good all around.
And girls: We all want to look beautiful on our wedding day, but you should not increase or loose weight too much often happens months before.
Also classic on the wedding day: Blisters at the feet from the beautiful wedding shoes. Also buy the shoes early enough and run them in. This point also applies to the gentleman: Consider that you want to swing the dancing leg properly on the wedding day.
Where are the greatest mishaps at the wedding, what do you think? Here is our TOP-LIST:
- Distant relatives invited – and you do no longer know how they are called or where they belong
- The “singletable” of the actually compulsive is to couple
- Wedding dress fiasco: too deep neckline, too much skin
- The space rain on he outdoor summer party – without an alternative
- Sore eyes and sneezes: allergies to flowers in the bridal bouquet
Can everything be avoided, right? Then everything can now run smoothly. Therefore, we would like to give you our favourite tipple: Be left out on the wedding day, give everything out of your hands and enjoy your day. Smile as much as you can and trust that you have done everything in the last 18 months of preparation.