5 Things You Didn't Know About Planning Your Wedding

By larkbridal, Friday, 13th June 2014 | 0 comments
Filed under: Wedding Dresses, Wedding Day.

Before you get engaged the engagement itself poses so many questions, 'how will he do it, where will he do it, will he have a ring, will I know when he's about to do it?...'. So many questions that can all be answered with the four words, 'Will You Marry Me?'.  But while you were thinking up 101 exciting engagement scenarios, what you didn't realise was that the real un-answered questions and unknowns are only about to appear once you say 'Yes'.  

To help you to stay calm, stay excited and stay in a sense of romantic blissfulness throughout the planning and organisation, here we give you the top 5 things you aren't normally told and need to know when planning your wedding day...

1. Everyone will have an opinion on your wedding plans...

When you announce you are getting married the first things people ask is when, where and what will you wear? In most cases people already have an idea as to when is the best time of year, what constitutes a perfect venue and what type of wedding gown would suit you best.  Stop right now and put in the ear plugs.  This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to create your perfect Mr & Mrs wedding. Choosing the answers to the 3 W's, When, Where and What, is something that you both should do without outsider influence.  You will never appease the mass of opinions you'll receive at the beginning of the planning stages, so just graciously nod, smile and forget what they've said as soon as they leave... Deciding on a venue and date is an exciting experience and should be reflective of both of you only. As for the dress, that is an experience for only you and your bridal party, don't listen to anyone else and don't share any details...

2. You and your husband will argue in the planning...

Forget about the entire planning process being laid out on a bed of roses, there will be disagreements, so just accept that from the start.  The big things are easy to agree on and it's good to discuss everything in detail early because the sooner you're on the same theme and path, the better.  But when it comes down to the smaller things like the dress code, guest list, the bridal party numbers, the final menu, the music, the band..., this is where the fireworks (and not the celebratory ones) can start to fly.  He wants polo relaxed and you want black tie, he wants soup, beef and a tasting plate desert and you want scallops, spring bok and strawberry pannacotta, he wants just the nearest and dearest and you want everyone you're connected to on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.  Marriage is all about working together, giving and taking, so stop fighting, talk it out practically and learn to compromise...

3. People will NOT RSVP by your deadline date...

It doesn't matter what you put on the invite, even an un-recommended statement like 'All late responses will be uninvited', will not work in getting all RSVP's back on time.  Be prepared that you will have 70% of responses by the deadline, another 15% within 2 weeks and the final 15% you will have to chase up because yes, they are too lazy and inconsiderate to reply like everyone else (or simply have too much else going on, thought they posted it and presumed you'd know they were coming).  Don't stress about it, this is just the reality of all weddings that include more than 20 guests.  There is nothing you can do to change the odds.  Plan this follow up of RSVP's into your schedule now and then it becomes just another tick box to complete instead of the cause of a bridezilla breakdown...

4. Comfortable, seamless, silhouette flattering underwear is a must...

Your idea of unwrapping yourself from your magnificent, piece of art, couture, wedding gown to reveal the most delicate, embellished, bridal underwear set is....not true reality.  As a very wise woman once said, Foundation is Key. Number one rule - forget the thong or G-string, ban it from the wedding attire, it does not work for seams, for comfort or for support under a gown for 20 hours.  Secondly, look at your dress, your gowns silhouette is key and will decide your underwear choice. You may not be able to wear a bra at all but perhaps it's not too fitted on the hips? If this is the case then fabulous, choose beautiful french shorts in lace or silk and feel fabulous from dressing to un-dressing.  If however your gown is more fitted, then it may be a case that you need smoothing underwear underneath, Bridget Jones had it right, spanx suits to soften all the lines and act as a slip for the gown.  They will make sure you look simply magnificent and show your shape and your gown off to the maximum. VPL's or spare tyres are never a good or acceptable look, but especially not on your wedding day.  So weigh it up, you could be in your gown for 20 hours, choose comfort and perfection for the day, you have you whole life to show off Agent Provocateurs spring/summer range!

5. You will feel slightly blue after the honeymoon...

Be prepared, after you celebrate the happiest day of your life and then jet off on your once in a lifetime holiday honeymoon the reality will start to set in that the wedding is...over.  This is totally normal, when you get back from honeymoon the sense of loss is embarrassingly evident.  This is not unhappiness, lack of satisfaction or dread about the future, it is simply a feeling of loss of what to do with yourself.  In reality you have probably spent 12 months planning, organising, scheduling and preparing for that one big day.  When the blues starts to kick in, just remember, you have the first months anniversary, 6 weeks, two months, 6 months, 1 year and onwards to look forward to now, so plan something special for just you two to look forward to, obviously it's not as big as the wedding but it's just as celebratory to the both of you, this time just don't include anyone else!!!



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