And other stress-evoking questions concerning your wedding day!
On our way home after an inspiring meeting with one of our wedding couples. Again their wedding day has taken shape a bit more. Details are being filled in, questions are being answered and the bridal couple-to- be is getting more and more enthusiastic. As always we feel enormously inspired and can’t wait to progress the planning of their wedding day.
Still, we have also come across a well-known feature tonight: last minute wedding-stress. The “what if” subject has been discussed in detail. It is something we as weddingplanners will encounter sooner or later and it is our task to try and take away as much tension as possible.
FOR MONTHS, SOMETIMES EVEN YEARS,WEDDING COUPLES LOOK FORWARD TO THEIR WEDDING DAY
They want to be fully prepared and don’t want to settle for anything less than a perfect wedding day. Hopefully, that one special day will be one of the most beautiful days in their lives. Unfortunately there are always aspects that can’t be controlled, however prepared you are. That does not matter. Matters only become a problem, when you make them a problem. There is always a solution. Wedding planners have the capacity to be creative and are known for their problem solving. Let’s discuss a few “worst-case scenario’s”.
What if…. My wedding dress doesn’t fit on the day itself!
Our advice: don’t go crash- dieting shortly before the wedding. A bride always feels most comfortable during the first fitting session. Try to maintain that weight. Should things come to the worst, than rely on our toolkit and make use of handy tips and trics provided to us by well- known bridal stores.
What if…. A make-up stain ruins my wedding dress!
Don’t fret! Talcum powder, a special tailor’s chalk or TMC 520 stain tissues should do the trick.
Our tight wedding day time-schedule is being endangered by the hair- and make-up session!
Our advice: go for a trial session first. It will give you a good idea of how long it will take. Then add some extra time in your wedding day time-line. That will take the pressure off and will allow you to look and feel great all day long.
What if…. The bride and / or groom or our wedding guests will run late because of a traffic jam!
Our advice: plan ahead and again allow for more time than usual on this particular route. Check planned work on the roads to your wedding venue.
What if…. It rains cats and dogs on our wedding day!
Way ahead we discuss the alternatives with the venue of your choice. Our advice: always choose a wedding venue where you will be happy with the alternatives indoors.
Our wedding photographer does not meet our wishes and expectations!
Our advice: never economize on a wedding photographer. Hire a professional! Arrange for a meeting or even a trial photoshoot. In 25 years’ time you will still want to look at your radiant “self”, your happy wedding guests, the beautiful wedding venue and the magic of the day. Make a list of what you expect. Choose a supplier from our database of trusted, reliable and TOP class wedding photographers.
Suppliers don’t do what they promised to do!
For each of our weddings ‘Sicily Love Weddings’ writes an extensive script. The plan of action is regularly discussed with all the wedding suppliers. The week before the actual wedding we personally contact all of them again. We always carry all telephone numbers, even those that belong to alternative local suppliers.
What if….Drunken guests threaten to ruin our party!
Don’t panic. Without revealing any details we dare say that we have become masters in tactfully solving these kind of problems.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THE BIGGEST FEAR OF ALL
What if….I’ll be a nervous wreck and won’t stop crying during the entire ceremony!
Our advice: use water-proof make-up, keep tissue’s at hand, breath in and out and remember: emotions are allowed on your wedding day. Shouldn’t there be any, you would be the first tearless bride.
THINK OF WHAT YOUR GUESTS WILL REMEMBER IN 10 YEARS’ TIME
The flowers in your bridal bouquet? Details of your wedding dress? The colour of the napkins at the wedding dinner table? No, definitely not. They will however remember the love you shared, the happiness they saw and the emotions they felt on your special wedding day!
THE SICILY LOVE WEDDINGPLANNERS WISH ALL HER WEDDING COUPLES AN UNFORGETTABLE WEDDING, without any stress!