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Benefits of hiring an on-the-day wedding planner Feature
You don’t afford hiring an event planner to take care of the whole lead up to your wedding but you need some extra help on-the-day? Did you know you could still hire yourself a wedding planner on-the-day of your wedding? There are a whole lot of benefits when opting for this and we’re going to tell you exactly what they are!
Firstly, your Maid of Honour and Best Man can actually enjoy the wedding and celebrate it with you rather than having to run around the venue making sure that your wedding goes along as planned.
Having a professional working for you on the day will ensure that things run smoothly both in setting up the venue as well as during the wedding process itself.
An on-the-day wedding planner will secure a one point reference for all. In this manner any problem that arises, people know that they’re the go-to person and you secure that no one comes and stresses you, your bridal party or groom's men more than you already are!
Being professional wedding planners, your chosen on-the-day wedding planner can give you guidelines based on actual experience working in weddings. They know exactly what should be avoided and what should be done.
Finally, hiring an on-the-day wedding planner is very cost effective and they are open to bargain a price that is cheaper than direct quoting. Trust us, this will work out cheaper than you think at the end of the day.
By Nicole Borg
Things to consider when picking your bridesmaids
It wouldn't be the first time a bride asks someone she trusts and loves to be her bridesmaid and something happens that causes the bride and her chosen bridesmaid to drift apart. This is why you need to make sure the people you're asking to be part of your bridal party are there to stay. But how could you know this for sure? What do you need to ask yourself?
First you need to make sure you know why you want these people in your bridal party. While some options are obvious, especially when involving your sister or sisters-in-law, others might seem forced. You might believe that because you've known someone for a long time, or because they chose you to be part of their bridal party, you owe it to them to include them in your own wedding preparations. At the end of the day, this is YOUR wedding day and so it is YOUR choice as to whom will get the chance to accompany you on your special day.
Moreover, when including your friends as part of the bridal party, you need to analyse their character and how able they are to handle stress and let go when an argument occurs. If you know someone is hot headed, has a tendency of bailing on you, or does not have the slightest of clues as to how to compromise, then you might want to opt out of choosing them to be part of your bridal party. On top of this, if you can tell someone won't be in your life for the long haul, then do you really want them to be in all the preparations, photos and videos of your special day? But then again, many times it is hard to predict the future.
Another thing you need to make sure of is this: do you think all the members of the bridal party can get along together? If you know two or more of the members don't agree on anything and just love to pick at each other, then it might be an option to opt out of having both of them in the group. Additionally, do take note on the groom's wishes and make sure the members of the bridal party get along with him well enough.
Finally, make sure that the people you choose will be willing to contribute to the planning and can help you out when you get stuck. If you know someone won't manage to be a helping hand, you might want to look elsewhere.
By Nicole Borg