Dear Brides & Grooms,
The good news is that you just got engaged and set your wedding date. The bad news is that the countdown has started! Now you have joined the future brides & grooms community, you have visited wedding websites, read blogs and magazines and followed their advice, the most important one being: “Planning, planning, planning”. The best way to enjoy your Big Day is indeed to plan as much as you possibly can and surround yourself with reliable wedding professionals you trust.
You probably noticed that the tile of this post is « An ALMOST perfect wedding ». The reason I insist on “ALMOST” is that I am convinced that there is no such thing as a perfect wedding and it is just as well. If your wedding is planned by the minute, it will leave little room for spontaneity, emotions and authenticity.
As a celebrant, when preparing a wedding ceremony, my mission is to write and celebrate the ceremony but I believe that my role is also to offer my experience to the couples I work with and encourage them to accept that, no matter how much effort they put into their wedding planning, they are never safe from unpredictable circumstances.
Beware though as there is the predictable unexpected:
Your bridal bouquet is made of flowers which release bright yellow pollen which inevitably lands on your wedding dress in less time you need to say « Yes I do » – Predictable – Any good florist will choose a suitable flower arrangement to avoid you such regrettable inconvenience.
Your ridiculously expensive but So gorgeous stilettos cause you excruciating pain the minute you slip your feet in them – Predictable – Make sure you wear your wedding shoes on several occasion to make sure you look a million dollar and feel comfortable.
Your grand-mother cannot reach the terrace which overlooks the château grounds because the way to access it to climb 50 irregular and slippery steps dating from the 17th century and your grand-mother happens to be in a wheelchair – Predictable – When choosing your wedding venue, check accessibility for your guests with reduced mobility or pushchairs or for those who forgot their climbing boots.