Key tips for having the ideal wedding this summer

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Many people say their wedding day is the best day of their lives, but to make sure it lives up to your expectations, you must make sure the right ingredients are added into the mix. has some tips on ways to make your wedding day extra special.

Lay out a well organised plan

They say 'fail to prepare or prepare to fail', but let's hope the situation is not that grim on your wedding day. However, if you are not organised, your day will not run as smoothly as you would like it to. Get a notebook or a purpose made wedding plannng app and use it to take down all the vital information you need. Have a list of all your guests and vendors for your wedding. Take note of what everything is going to cost and when you have to pay for it. If the groundwork is done, everything else will fall into place.

Get some help

Make use of any spare hands you have around. Your friends and family will be only too eager to help you prepare for your big day, so go ahead and ask them if they can assist you. Your wedding is meant to be an enjoyable occasion, so don't stress yourself out by trying to do everything on your own. Some of your relatives will surely have got married before and you can take on board their advice on what steps to take.

Pick the guests and your support acts early

You might find it a nightmare choosing to pick your guests and your bridesmaids/best man. Determining how many people to invite or who to invite can be difficult, but you have to realise that you might not be able to invite everyone and not everyone will come. You will need to have a number in mind and stick to it so you can choose the ideal venue for the wedding. Remember what your budget is and do not be pressured into over-inviting.

Picking your bridesmaids or best man is even more difficult. You will be picking from your close friends and someone will be left out. An easy option is to choose a sibling, your friends will understand the choice and will not feel like they have been left out in favour of someone else. However, if this is not an option just pick one of your closest friends and stick with your decision. The priority is to make sure that when you look back at wedding pictures in a few years you are still close to the person looking back at you.

Remember what it is all about

When you think you are getting too stressed out or caught up in the planning, remember what it is all about. Look forward to all the great memories you will make with your future husband/wife. This your wedding and you are getting married. Enjoy it!

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