1. Ask your caterer to pack up some food for the two of you. You will be so busy with wedding obligations that you might not find the time to eat at the reception.
  2. Get your engagement ring professionally cleaned before your Big day for extra sparkle.
  3. Create a #hastag for guests to use at the wedding to upload & tag all your pictures.
  4. Guests remember two things the most from weddings – the food and the music. Send them home with good memories.
  5. It’s your day, not theirs. Be kind, but don’t try to please everyone.
  6. The easiest way to pee in a wedding dress is to sit on the toilet backwards, facing the wall.
  7. When getting your wedding dress altered, make sure you can sit in it before they make the dress smaller.
  8. Book the BEST photographer you can find. Your wedding album is how you’ll relive the cherished memories of your day, so don’t underestimate the importance of a good photographer. Research carefully and find someone who understands exactly what you want. Engagement shoots are a great idea too because you’ll get to know your photographer better as well as practise your poses!
  9. Get the menu right. One of the biggest talking points at any wedding is the food. From hog roasts and buffets to bake-offs and mini fish ‘n’ chips, the quirkier the better! Avoid skimping in this area – hungry guests are never a good thing!
  10. Give your groom his own responsibilities. Your fiancè may not have been planning his wedding since he was five or four, but he will definitely have his own ideas and opinions and will want a say in the planning. Listen to what he says and remember it’s his day, too! Most guys like to get involved with the menu, music and budget spreadsheets.