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‘Edit your guest list like your wardrobe’ Katie Ruocco, Advertisement Director ‘We had 180 guests on our big day eight years ago half of whom I’d never invite if I were planning it today. We were worried about what others might think so there were too many unknown relatives and colleagues, many of whom I haven’t even seen since that day! You know that rule about chucking out any clothes you haven’t worn in a year? Well, apply it to your guest list. If you haven’t spoken to somebody, or spent quality time with them, in the past 12 months, don’t feel pressured to invite them.
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‘Go a little berserk!’ Jade Beer, Editor ‘I was so determined not to look like I had gone overboard with everything the fowers, my dress, the decor that my wedding was probably more understated than I ever intended it to be! Yes, my dress will never look dated in the photographs, but when I see it now, I think, “Where are all the rufes, the sparkle, the volume, the 10,000 hand-stitched sequins?!” I intend to rectify this when one of my daughters gets married.
Trying to get as many quotes as possible is advisable, but speaking to 10 recommended forists and eight separate hire companies caused more stress than was necessary. Trust your gut instinct to make a decision. It’s what you and your groom really want that matters.’ Trust your gut instinct’ Arabella Dupont, Retail Editor & Events Director.
Camilla Newman, Publisher ‘I fretted so much about all the tiny details – worrying about the collars on my ushers’ shirts would keep me up at night. So my advice is not to get bogged down with planning. Your day is about marrying the man you love that’s what matters.
And try to stick to your budget. Coming home from honeymoon to endless bills isn’t the best start to wedded bliss!’