A sense of humour is a must when you plan your wedding. That advice comes from many a couple who have experienced the highs and lows of wedding planning. As well as finding the funny side of events leading up to your big day – keeping the lines of communication open between the bride and groom will help keep that loving feeling between you and your partner right through the organisation phase.

A few other tips:
Bride-to-be:
Use your girlfriends as your sounding boards
Limit tantrums or ‘bride-zilla’ behaviour
Keep the ‘he’s not…..’ to yourself
Talk with your groom-to-be, don’t ‘tell him’
Be open about your priorities
Be realistic (money-wise and local availability)
Talk about the budget with your groom
On the day… be flexible, don’t sweat the small stuff
Be calm & take big breaths
Smile and enjoy the moments
Groom-to-be:
Listening is your number one job
Have input into things that matter (for you)
Volunteer to pick up and drop off hire gear
Smile and tell your bride-to-be she’s doing a great job (it will help)
Have a go at writing your own vows – she’ll always remember
Your practicality can help with decision making
Talk through budget and priorities often
Be calm on the day
Enjoy yourself