Top tips from the FAIRLADY team
FAIRLADY staffers share advice to ensure a stress-free wedding day.
Five FAIRLADY staffers share some wedding advice. Here's how to make sure your dream day doesn’t turn into your worst nightmare:
|Sub-editor Robyn says: Schedule some nookie with your man the night before AND on the big day. None of this abstinence crap.
And if the supposedly 'happiest day of your life' is starting to look like it might be the most stressful day of your life, take a step back. Look in the mirror, give yourself a good, hard bitchslap, and shout 'SNAP OUT OF IT!'
|Web coordinator, Crystal says: If you know what date you’re planning on getting married, book the venue way in advance to secure your date. Otherwise you end up working around a date that suits the venue.
The only thing you should be doing the day before your wedding is collecting your wedding dress and pampering yourself with a massage or spa treatment so that you are fully relaxed for your wedding day.
Don't worry about what can go wrong on your wedding day. Remember it’s about the two of you and after you’ve said your vows, whatever happens, you have each other.
|Health editor, Liz says: Only leave for your honeymoon two or three days after the wedding. You will be so exhausted after all the adrenaline and action of the big day and all you'll want to do is sleep – not rush to get to the airport or sit in the car on a long drive.
Let your bridesmaids choose a style of dress that suits them – they'll feel more comfortable and will be so delighted that you aren't stuffing them into the same dress regardless of their different shapes.
|Production manager, Kim says: The day is all about you and your partner, so don't sweat the small stuff and just enjoy the day, for most it only comes around once.|
|Digital editor, Jen says: The day before my wedding my flower order was cancelled, a waiter at the venue dropped two of my three cakes on the floor and my DJ nominated someone else to play the music at my wedding. Things go wrong and you have to roll with it. My sisters sprung into action to help me and together we problem-solved and found solutions. If I was focused on what went wrong, I wouldn’t have found these solutions.
Let your family and friends help, they’re not trying to be nice when they offer their time and you’ll be surprised at the great ideas they offer during troubleshooting.
When I got engaged a good friend reminded me that as a couple we make the rules for our big day and that means we get to choose how hectic it will be. Weddings don’t have to be obscenely intense – if choosing bridesmaids is too stressful then maybe opt for no bridesmaids, if you’re not a flower person then you don’t have to have flowers.