All you need is love and … some real life wedding hacks.
We all know planning a wedding is stressful even for the most organised person, and we all know that millions of people have done it a million different ways before you, so why not learn from their wisdom.
- Heel protectors – these cute/simple devices slip onto the heel of your stillettos and allow you to walk and stand gracefully on the grass on your wedding day. They are a life saver and a must for all brides who are going to be walking on grass at some stage of their wedding day.
- Have a 2-3 tier cake for display/cutting at the reception – but serve guests from a more inexpensive sheet cake thats hidden in the kitchen.
- Number the back of your RSVP Cards – place a small number on the back of your rsvp cards then have a corresponding guest list. That way if someone’s writing is illegible or they don’t fill the card in you’ll know who it’s from.
- Limit your guest list – I know you want to invite everyone but when you’re on a budget it’s just not possible. Think to yourself would you be happy paying for a dinner out for this person? (because that is technically what you are doing) and if the answer is know, they don’t get invited.
- Ditch unnecessary extras – no-one really remembers and/or uses the wedding favours that may have cost you alot of time and/or effort. You don’t always need to send save the date cards to everyone.
- DJ? – Save yourself some money by making a play list on your ipod or even a smart phone and use that for the music during the reception.
- Think creatively when it comes to venues, for either your ceremony or reception. There can be hugely varying prices between venues, look around and think creatively. Can you use the local park, library, movie theatre?
- New wedding shoes – Rub the soles of new wedding shoes (girls and guys) with samdpaper to de-slick them, especially if what are wanting to get down on the dancefloor.
- Magnetic veil weights – I did not even know they were a thing, but they make complete sense to me for holding that veil in place, especially for an outside wedding.
- Hand the phone over – Appoint someone ‘Official media person for the day’ Hand your phone over and let someone else intercept the texts, tweets etc on your big day.
- Write your thank you notes as your receive your gifts – this will stop you from freaking out after the wedding when you are faced with a mountain of thank you notes to write, and will make sure you don’t get confused with who sent what.
Someone smart once said ‘People will only remember two things about your wedding day. The food and the feel of your wedding’ Stick to that plan and you’re bound to have a great day.