5 wedding tips to ensure your wedding day runs smoothly

5 wedding tips to ensure your wedding day runs smoothly

What do people often forget to consider ahead of their big day? Was there some kind of snag that could have been avoided with a bit of foresight? Or did they perhaps have a post-wedding light bulb moment and think ‘I wish I had done that’?

1.  “What date should we have our wedding on?”

Picking an ideal date to say ‘I do’ can be a daunting task. When choosing your perfect wedding date, you may want to consider where this date falls. During popular periods such as Christmas, you may find that function suites are fully booked for party nights, and in the summer months the weekend dates may have been booked a few years in advance. 

You have to consider everything from sporting events, high profile political decisions and even the cost of certain items. For example, if you want to get married in February and have a bouquet of roses, the cost of the flower usually soars because of Valentine’s Day. 

You should also consider 5 reasons why you should pick a weekday wedding, where you may find it is kinder to your budget and easier to get your preferred suppliers.

2.  “I’m worried something will go wrong and I’ll be out of pocket”

What would you do if one of the suppliers you hired for your wedding went out of business? Or, what if there is snow on your big day, and your suppliers and guests cannot get to the venue? A situation like this is difficult to fathom, however, for many couples this has been an unfortunate reality.

Wedding insurance may not be a cost that you consider when you are dreaming up your big day; however, it really deserves to be right up there on your consideration list – next to the venue and wedding dress. Having insurance in place will give you peace of mind – and not to mention, save you pennies should you have to make any last-minute alternative arrangements. 

3.  “What if the guests arrive late and interrupt the ceremony?”

Whether your guests are within walking distance to the venue or are travelling from far and wide, it is common courtesy to provide directions. While looking up various routes on Google Maps can be a great starting point, it is probably best to avoid relying heavily on technology on one of the most important days of your life. After all, you would not want to be sending your guests to a dead-end.

Picking a venue where guests can stay the night before is also an excellent recommendation. Guests will already be in the building or nearby, and will only have their alarm clock to worry about. 

4.  “How will I know if the guests have allergies or other dietary requirements?”

So, you have the catering all sorted and then find out on the day of the wedding that your best friend’s fiancée has a nut allergy, your godmother who you thought you knew very well has a gluten intolerance, and your teenage cousin has decided to become a vegan – nightmare.

It is good practice to ask this question on your invitations and encourage your guests to notify you if they have any allergies or dietary requirements in advance so that you can arrange alternative options. Making alternative arrangements will not only keep those rumbling tummies at bay, but your guests will greatly appreciate the gesture. It will also help the Chef out on the day, so they are not having to whip up a delicious dinner in minutes.  

5.  “How can I prepare for the unexpected?”

You were all dressed up on the morning of the wedding, and you decided to enjoy a quick cup of tea (or something a little stronger) before you left. Next thing you know, it is all down your suit. Or perhaps part of your wedding dress gets caught in the car door, leaving a visible tear.

Whether you are the bride or groom, last-minute clothing mishaps can happen. However, if you’re prepared, then you will not need to stress. Get together an emergency kit to deal with any small problems. For example, tape, safety pins, plasters, needle and thread, stain remover, wet wipes – you name it!

So, there you have it, those are our useful tips to help your big day run smoothly so that you can concentrate on the joy of getting married. We also have a lot more suggestions when planning a wedding where do you start.

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Weddings at Future Inn Plymouth

You are more than welcome to book an appointment to meet with our highly experienced Wedding Co-ordinator Jodie or Ellie on 01752 701000 or meetings.plymouth@futureinns.co.uk. The stylish ground floor rooms can accommodate a small wedding or up to 300 of your guests. There is also an outdoor area ideal for taking photographs on your big day. From complete wedding packages in Plymouth to evening wedding receptions.

Weddings at Future Inn Bristol

From an intimate feel to a grander affair, the suites can accommodate your guests up to 280 people for your wedding day. Plus, they are situated on the top floor of the hotel with fantastic views over Bristol City Centre. There is even a small balcony to take in some air and enjoy these from. Viewings can be booked with Aaron or Seyran on 0117 304 1010 or meetings.bristol@futureinns.co.uk if you are looking for places to get married in Bristol.

Weddings at Future Inn Cardiff

As an approved UK Bride Supplier, the team in Cardiff have over 60 years combined with helping couples plan their special day. The wedding venue in Cardiff Bay has a variety of suites to choose from, all of which are on the ground floor, and can host up to 210 guests. Appointments do need to be booked in advance with Michelle or Martin on 02920 487111 or meetings.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk. Ask about their Welsh themed wedding breakfast menu too!

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