Yesterday, we spoke about how to choose a location, why you need a wedding planner and invitations. Today we continue to look into what will help you plan your wedding in 7 days.
Choosing your location will set the tone for everything from your invitations to your dress. So you can have it all in one location (if that’s easier or more cost effective) or you can have it in different locations. With that said, make sure that if you have your ceremony in one place and your reception in another, you either provide directions or transportation for your guests. A wonderful double-decker would be great, a trolley (if a large garden) or even a party bus. This is where a wedding planner surely will come in handy. They can help make sure the transportation detail is taken care of so you don’t have to worry about it.
Your wedding party, choosing people to stand up for you is a big decision and ACCEPTING them for whatever size they are should be a no brainer. Girls (and you guys too) don’t need to starve to look or be different that day. However with that said, if they had time and you wanted to ‘trim up a bit’, then do it properly. Weight Watchers has a new program that helps manage your weight by suggesting eating healthy and promoting exercise. Lots of gyms everywhere and if no gym or cash strapped…walking is the best exercise there is. Remember it took you a while to put it on; it will take time to get it off. NO CRASH DIETS HERE!!
There are several designers that have wonderful bridesmaids attire like Priscilla of Boston, Alfred Angelo and Simone Caravilli that carry sizes from 0-36 (not all designers go to 36, but surely to 16). They are chic, stylish and dresses that your girls can and will want to wear again. I will also say that Two BirdsMaid also have lovely dresses and I do believe are the most versatile. Why, you can buy one dress and it can be ‘wrapped’ in 15 different versions. This gives your girls the option to ‘custom-fit’ their dress.
I’m sure you will find dresses for your girls that will allow their personality to shine, give a proper fit and befitting for your wedding vision. I would strongly recommend that you perhaps…just pick the designer and color and let the girls pick their style. This will make things lots less stressful for you as some will want to have more arm coverage, more bust-line coverage or not feel comfortable in a short dress.
I think the “Where are you registered” question is the third asked question after “How did he propose” and “Have you set a date yet”. Registering for your wedding is always a good idea. After all, you don’t want three microwaves or a crazy “Rainforest sound” machine” (unless you like that sort of thing). Most couples should find a store that is nationwide (for those relatives that live far away and for grandma who may not have a computer and wants to physically go and buy something) and register for a wide range of things at a range of price points. So get your china (or just pretty dinnerware), perhaps that new coffee system you’ve had your eye on. Some shops like Crate and Barrel, William Sonoma, Macys, and Nortstrom offer a good selection. There is also Newlywish.com which offers everything from cookware, dancing lessons, museum memberships and sporting and cultural events.
You can also forgo this all together and ask your family and friends donate to your favorite charity or a great cause.
Five days until your wedding….no panic. I’ll be answering more frequently asked questions tomorrow.