Getting It Right: Finishing Touches

Article Collaborators : Katy Andrews

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Collaborators Katy Andrews

Does the thought of planning your wedding send you into a spin? Don't panic - we take you through reception music, cake choice and transport.



Let the music play: Choosing the style of music you want to have at your wedding largely depends on the style of wedding you are having — an afternoon garden party definitely doesn’t lend itself to having a DJ. Think about both you and your partner’s style in music and try to make your choice in entertainment reflect your personalities, whether that’s a string quartet or an ’80s cover band.

Let them eat cake: Luckily there are no rules on choosing the right wedding cake, so make this the fun part — have as many taste testings as you want and pick a style that works for you, whether that’s a cupcake tower or a fourtiered extravagance.

Don’t be afraid to try a casual approach with your flowers; a simple bouquet of your favourite blooms will look beautiful.

Transportation: Research all the options out there, from horse-drawn carriages to convertibles, and choose the mode of transportation that suits you and the style of your wedding.

The finishing touches: You may wish to consider additional decorations for the reception, such as centrepieces for the tables and bomboniere for your guests, and make sure your seating arrangements are finalised a few weeks prior to the day.

Remember to have fun. This may be the one and only time you get to plan your dream wedding, so try not to ruin the experience by letting the stress of it all overcome you. Savour all the wonderful moments you will be sharing with your partner, family and friends. Use your wedding as a good excuse to indulge a little and enjoy the attention.

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