You can have the perfect plan, be organised two years in advance and read every wedding magazine from cover to cover, but the success of your Big Day really does come down to a few crucial key ingredients. And we’re not talking about how your canapes are made!
As event caterers in London, we’ve seen a lot of weddings, and we’ve compiled the top three ingredients that will ensure your wedding day goes without a hitch. With a sprinkle of number 1, a pinch of number 2 and a dollop of number 3, you will have the recipe for a wedding day that leaves your guests saying, “Yours was the best wedding I’ve been to.”
Key Ingredient 1: Stay Relaxed
You’ll probably get a lot of people telling you to “relax” on your Big Day. Take the advice. Your wedding day is meant to be the best day of your life, so allow yourself to enjoy it. If you’re worried about things going wrong, it will show, and you will spend the day wanting the next bit over just to tick things off your list.
But of course, being told to “just relax” isn’t going to magically make you feel cool, calm and collected, so here a few pointers to help control your nerves.
- What’s the worst that can happen? It may sound a little counter intuitive to think about worst-case scenarios, but if you’re feeling anxious, this method can really help. The key is to think about the worst thing that can happen, and then come up with a Plan B. For example, if you’re worrying that your wedding cars won’t show up, speak to your hire car company and find out their back up plan. You can also get a trusted friend on stand-by to escort you to your wedding venue. With back-up plans already in place, you are less likely to fret on the day of your wedding.
- Double check bookings. If you’re worried about suppliers letting you down, make sure you hire reputable vendors. As Wedding Caterers in London, we go above and beyond for our customers, and any credible wedding supplier will do the same. Double check your bookings ahead of your wedding and keep in contact with your vendors. It’s always a good idea to ring your suppliers instead of emailing them. This way, you can make sure you’re all in agreement about plans for your upcoming Big Day.
Key Ingredient 2: A comfortable Itinerary
While you and your new Husband/ Wife are the most important people at your wedding, your guests are important too. They’ve given up a day and possibly even spent a lot of money on travel, gifts and outfits, so it’s only right that you keep them happy.
When planning your wedding, go through the day as if you were a guest. Will your guests need to skip lunch to be at the ceremony on time? Will there be a big gap between the ceremony and the reception? There’s nothing worse than going to a great ceremony and having to make a pit stop at the drive through on your way to the reception! By putting yourself in your guests’ shoes, it’s easier to see your wedding day through their eyes and cater better to their needs. Use the expertise and recommendations of your key suppliers to create a great itinerary that is realistic, comfortable, allows ample timing for everything as well as any contingencies.
Key Ingredient 3: A Wet Weather Plan
One thing you can’t control about your wedding is the temperamental UK weather. But you can control how it will affect your feelings on the day.
Remember that the weather won’t affect your wedding day unless you allow it to. If you’re worried about it being too hot, too cold, too wet or too windy on your Big Day, talk to your suppliers and draw up a contingency plan. Your vendors are experienced in catering to all kinds of weather conditions and will be able to put your mind at ease. With Plan B’s and C’s in place, you can relax and enjoy your wedding day come rain or shine!
We hope these tips help you to look forward to your Big Day. It’s easy to get lost in the many details of planning a wedding, but it’s always the little things that make the biggest impact.
Laguna are experienced Asian wedding caterers at a range of venues in London. Get in touch with us today.