Jump to content


Photo

Best Ever Wedding Tips


  • Please log in to reply
32 replies to this topic

#1 Tory @ i-do

Tory @ i-do

    Part of the Furniture

  • ForumAddict
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,140 posts

Posted 03 May 2010 - 09:55 PM

Hi i-doer's,

Please PM or post your best wedding tips!! Your top tips will be listed on i-do.com.au along with your display name. There will be a prize for the best tip!!

Check back for updates.....

Thank you !!!

Tory @ i-do

I am a wedding addict.  Since 1998 I have published over 3000 articles on everything and anything to do with weddings.  I love weddings, I love writing about weddings, talking about weddings, going to weddings, planning weddings, discussing weddings, helping people plan weddings, talking to people planning weddings...yes as I said I am a wedding addict.

www.i-do.com.au Australia's Leading Wedding Website since 1998!


#2 mrshannam

mrshannam

    Newbie

  • frequent poster
  • Pip
  • 67 posts

Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:32 PM

i've been think about what my best tip is.
it would have to be "have the wedding that you and your partner want"
if it is possible pay for it yourselves that way no one can dictate what they want because they are paying for it.
maybe ask for input, advise or help to involve others but don't wear great aunt Mavis's smelly, outdated wedding dress, as is, without alteration just cos some lady you barely know tells you you have to.


#3 Livvy

Livvy

    a fighter!

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 885 posts

Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:41 AM

my tip would have to be get loads sleep, drink plenty of water, take a spare pair of low shoes like i did for girls with high heels, if something isent how u wanted it talk to the person in charge of it, enjoy every minute of it and last but not least i think savour every second as it goes so fast!!!
<a href="http://daisypath.com/"><img src="http://davf.daisypat...com/MyKap9.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Daisypath Anniversary tickers" /></a>

#4 toska

toska

    Part of the Furniture

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,634 posts

Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:48 AM

Best wedding tip - Just breathe. Relax and just know that regardless of whatever happens that day you are marrying the love of your life. Have fun with it.

#5 MrsJo

MrsJo

    A new day has come..

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,312 posts

Posted 20 May 2010 - 03:37 PM

-Put a tracking device on your FIL. If he wanders off and gets lost during your reception after a bad encounter with the free drinks, you don't want to spend your wedding night with a family search party and police trying to find him, instead of doing more important things! laugh.gif tongue.gif We learned this the hard way.


-Resist the pressure to invite the troublemaker/negative influence/person who is only being invited because somebody wants you to, but who does not care about you or the wedding!

If there is someone who you feel is likely to cause trouble or be a negative influence etc, even if the Queen herself asks you to invite them, DON"T!!! Trust yourself to know who should and shouldn't be there, and invite only those who care about you and your special day. At best you don't want to spend the rest of your life looking through your wedding pics at that persons scowling face in the background and wonder why you bothered!




<a href="http://lilypie.com/"><img src="http://lbyf.lilypie....hp/Wdrq1vE.jpg" width="81" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie - Personal picture" /><img src="http://lbyf.lilypie....om/Wdrqp10.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers" /></a>



<a href="http://lilypie.com/"><img src="http://lb3f.lilypie....hp/b0Gvfpf.jpg" width="57" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie - Personal picture" /><img src="http://lb3f.lilypie....om/b0Gvp10.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie Third Birthday tickers" /></a>



<a href="http://lilypie.com/"><img src="http://lb1f.lilypie....hp/tLJ0AnN.jpg" width="89" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie - Personal picture" /><img src="http://lb1f.lilypie....om/tLJ0p10.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie First Birthday tickers" /></a>

#6 Mellybel

Mellybel

    i-do Addict

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,130 posts

Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:31 PM

My best advice is don't anticipate the 'best day of your life'

It might be, but if it isn't you'll feel like you've missed out


IPB Image

#7 WinterBerry

WinterBerry

    the member formerly known as Brenno

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 694 posts

Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:44 PM

- Dont forget to take some time out and talk to your new DH! I dragged DH out of the reception for 10 mins to have a quiet chat and we both remember it! you will be so busy trying to talk to everyone its easy to forget about eachother

- Have some comfy shoes/thongs for later on

- Pick the 3/4 things that are the most important to you about your wedding (your dress, music, food etc...) and make sure those are perfect and dont stress to much about everything else or it will get to overwhelming.
[<a href="http://lilypie.com/"><img src="http://lb1f.lilypie....hp/vwVGG5f.jpg" width="60" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie - Personal picture" /><img src="http://lb1f.lilypie....om/vwVGp11.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie First Birthday tickers" /></a>

#8 Primm

Primm

    Centurion

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,204 posts

Posted 22 May 2010 - 02:00 PM

Don't sweat the small stuff, and ultimately everything bar the fact that you are marrying the person you love IS small stuff.

The dress, the shoes, the bridesmaids, the flowers, all pale into insignificance beside the fact that you are in love and committing yourself to the person of your dreams. It's not about the wedding, it's about the marriage.

Have fun, but if people spent as much time concentrating on the first 365 days of their marriage as they do on the 1st day, there would be a heck of a lot less unhappy newlyweds.

#9 Sakorsha

Sakorsha

    Can life get much better?

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,234 posts

Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:26 PM

Don't worry too much about the "wedding night". I know that we were absolutely exhausted after such a big day and all we wanted to do was have a bath and relax and chat.

Remember, you can always make up for it the next morning when you are much more relaxed and rested wink.gif tongue.gif
~*Married - July 2008*~
~*K Bear - Born July 2010*~
~*DD2 - Due October 2012*~


<a href="http://lilypie.com/"><img src="http://lbdf.lilypie....om/PvV1p10.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie Pregnancy tickers" /></a>

#10 utopia84

utopia84

    Frequent Poster

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 753 posts

Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:52 PM

Write a list of 'must haves' and then a list of 'not essentials'. This way you spend money on what you really really want, but can sav money on things you don't feel are as essential. Or even of trditions you really want to incorporate or not!!

For me my must have was a wedding dress from a particular dressmaker ( while some other ladies on here have been equally happy with off the rack or ordered off ebay dresses), Unique bonboniere (While some brides do away with these altogether!).


IPB Image
My Blog : Kitchen Utopia[size=4]

#11 misse10

misse10

    Newbie

  • New User
  • Pip
  • 26 posts

Posted 25 May 2010 - 12:56 PM

My tips are...

* it's often cheaper to buy decorations from ebay etc than hiring the same items...but you need to ensure the venue (or someone you trust) sets things up properly for you

* if you have expectations about anything - from the music that will be played to the photos that will be taken - write it down in dot points and give it to the person responsible on the day

* there are easy ways to save money - from invitations to decorations to the venue itself...just negotiate hard!




Wedding done with 5 months planning...now the adventure begins!

#12 angel_gabs

angel_gabs

    Member

  • frequent poster
  • PipPip
  • 184 posts

Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:47 PM

Think outside the box! There are less expensive and really creative ways to achieve a look or a feel that you want. For example, I had in my head my invite dream but the Stationary places were much too expensive. So I found a web-based graphic designer that specialised in business stationary who was more than happy to whip them up for 1/10th of the cost as long as she could use them in her portfolio. Envelopes from Ebay and Done!
DS September 2012[font=Georgia]

#13 Tory @ i-do

Tory @ i-do

    Part of the Furniture

  • ForumAddict
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,140 posts

Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:13 PM

Great wedding tip...particularly good for badly behaved bridezillas who may be in need of bridal brownie points!!

If your wedding falls on a hot, humid summer's day a good idea is to have on hand spare shirts for the groom and groomsmen!!

Once the ceremony and photos are over they will love the fact you thought of them on this humid day when you produce - with love - crisp new clean shirts ready for their grand entrance (alongside and just behind you of course) at the wedding reception.

Happy planning !!

I am a wedding addict.  Since 1998 I have published over 3000 articles on everything and anything to do with weddings.  I love weddings, I love writing about weddings, talking about weddings, going to weddings, planning weddings, discussing weddings, helping people plan weddings, talking to people planning weddings...yes as I said I am a wedding addict.

www.i-do.com.au Australia's Leading Wedding Website since 1998!


#14 ~CSaM~

~CSaM~

    Centurion

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,681 posts

Posted 07 September 2010 - 01:43 PM

Water.... lots of water. I was so preoccupied getting ready in the morning etc that I didn't pack any water in the wedding cars. After the ceremony I was so so thirsty. Thank goodness my SIL had put bottles and bottles of water in the car which got us through the photos without dying of dehydration laugh.gif
<a href="http://lilypie.com/"><img src="http://lb3f.lilypie....om/BdHfp10.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie Third Birthday tickers" /></a>


<a href="http://lilypie.com/"><img src="http://lb1f.lilypie....om/YqOYp10.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie First Birthday tickers" /></a>

#15 weddingbliss

weddingbliss

    Newbie

  • New User
  • Pip
  • 8 posts

Posted 25 October 2010 - 02:42 AM


make sure you have snacks with you throughout the day, especially for asian weddings where your day starts 5am in the morning and wouldn't end until after midnight!

also, be realstic in your wedding planning. sometimes people tend to go overboard with their budget because they want to have it all. if you spend more in one area, then see where else you can reduce the cost...




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users