It may be the cute flower girl throws up on her silk gown, the ring bearer simply won’t behave or the heavens open just before the photo shoot.
The fact is, no matter how carefully you plan your wedding day something will go wrong and once you’ve resigned yourself to that fact you’ll have a great time!
Planning is certainly the key to a successful wedding as there is so much to do. The average couple takes 12 months to organise their big day. It pays to take your time and get the detail right.
Top priority is booking the church and then you need to start Googling possible wedding reception venues in Essex, Edinburgh, Easthorpe or wherever the wedding is to be held.
These days many hotels offer packages with food, music, accommodation and decoration and there can often be good value.
Some hotels also offer separate “babysitting”
Many couples express their individuality through the personal touches at the wedding reception.
For some, the cake must be chocolate, the music live and the meal vegan while others go for the more traditional approach.
The opportunities to stamp your mark on the reception are endless; theme the wedding favors, offer personalised goodie bags or provide a chocolate fountain and your guests will remember your wedding for a long time to come.
The latest trends in cakes include unusual flavourings such as red velvet and cream cheese, pink Champagne and raspberry mousse and spiced apple. Some couples opt for cup cake stacks or even cakes made entirely of cheese.
There are companies which provide all manor of entertainment for your guests. You can choose from video booths for guests to record a goodwill message to the bride and groom, an olde fashioned sweet shop or even a casino.
Balloons come in all shapes and sizes these days and really help the party atmosphere at the reception for guests of all ages. You can be greeted at the venue by a balloon arch or opt for the more traditional table decorations of flowers and balloons.
However you decide to celebrate your wedding the key is to plan well and make sure the day reflects what both you and your partner want. Once you announce you are getting married you will be inundated with suggestions and ideas from friends and family but at the end of the day you must make the choices.