1. Wedding dresses can take a long time to arrive
Make sure you start looking for your wedding dress at least four to eight months prior to your wedding day.
2. Schedule trials for everything beauty related
The last thing an Melbourne Bride needs is crazy eye-brow’s, hair colour disaster, or make-up that they hate. If you’re using a hairdresser, makeup-artist or beautician for the first time, make sure you schedule a trial. Allow enough time for any mistakes or disappointments to grow back or be rectified.
3. Ask your suppliers if they have other bookings on your wedding day
Feel comfortable that they’ll be able to accommodate your needs if any other wedding or event has delays. Do they have enough time between commitments?
4. Ask your suppliers if they have a backup plan in the event of sickness or other emergency
What will they do if they are ill on your wedding day or there is a family (or other) emergency?
5. Get a good night’s sleep the night before
No Melbourne Bride ever wanted a hangover on her wedding day! Schedule your ceremony rehearsal, hens’ party, catch-up with interstate friends and relatives either a couple of days before your wedding, or in the days after.
6. Something will go wrong on your wedding day
Have a list of suppliers and their contact number and give to a member of your bridal party, relative or close friend. Make sure they have their mobile phone with them on your wedding day.
7. Prepare an emergency kit
Make sure you prepare an emergency kit and give it to a member of the bridal party or a close family member or friend. Include paracetamol, tampons, band aids, mints, lip-gloss, comb, etc. Guy’s pockets can also be great for this! Give your Dad your lippy! Also make sure you have water available for the bridal party throughout the day.
8. Delegate tasks on your wedding day
Melbourne Brides should enjoy their wedding day! Delegate tasks to family and friends. Ask someone to collect the cards on the night and put them somewhere safe so they are not left around and forgotten or stolen. Let family or friends know if they can take home table centrepieces or decorations. Have someone nominated to take photos, be in charge of the guest-book, etc on the day.
9. Schedule some time-out after your ceremony
Enjoy being newly married! Have a bit to eat and enjoy each other’s company in between photo sessions and greeting guests at your reception. Also make time to share a special moment with those close to you.
10. Melbourne Bride name change tips
If you’re planning on changing your name, make sure all of your honeymoon reservations are made in your new name. You’ll also need a new passport if heading overseas. Also, sometimes when checking in or collection tickets you’ll need to present the credit card used for purchase, so you might need to travel with cards in your Maiden and Married names.