I know it may sound obvious but start with the basics:
You don’t need to trawl through pages upon pages of Google results to find the suppliers for you. Simply ask around for recommendations from family, work colleagues and friends. Once you have one supplier secured and you are happy with them you could ask for their recommendations or experience of working with other companies.
Your photographer might know a fantastic baker for your wedding cake – or your DJ may be able to point you in the right direction of the best caterers.
Remember suppliers work with other suppliers on a daily basis so should be able to give you some solid unbiased recommendations.
Don’t visit so many that you’re on wedding overload and couldn’t stand the sight of another chair cover but just enough to give you some firm ideas of how you want your big day to pan out.
You don’t need to drag your fiancé to every single wedding fayre in the country!
You should be able to pick up some key points and ideas that you and your fiancé would like to incorporate in your own day and equally pick up on things that you want to avoid.
If you are like me and thrive on hearing the laughter and enjoyment of your loved one’s you may want to think about some form of entertainment for your guests. Whether it be a magician or a caricaturist pick something interactive that will bring the two sides of your family and friends together and make sure none of them are left twiddling their thumbs. This is also a sure way to ensure none of your guests sneak off straight after the dinner 🙂
Weddings are always a tricky event to maintain control of and ensure that everyone remains part of the large group. One way to overcome this is to have games, quizzes and interactive parts of the dinner to stop people becoming isolated or forming their own small separate groups.
Do not trust someone’s word over the phone or pay an unbelievably cheap company in china to deliver your chair covers by PayPal! One top tip I have discovered when using PayPal Is never pay someone using the gift option on PayPal as it is extremely difficult to dispute or open a case against them if something goes wrong.
You get what you pay for, if you think it’s too good to be true it probably is!
It is important that you have every element of your special day booked with reputable companies and contracts drawn up to make sure you have nothing to worry about when the day comes round.