Planning the Perfect Wedding: What you have to spend is irrelevant – it’s how you spend it that matters!

Congratulations to Pippa Middleton and James Matthews

Congratulations to Pippa Middleton and James Matthews on their marriage on Saturday 20th May 2017 from everyone at myEventGenie!

And what a well-publicised wedding!  With the coverage it has received in the news, many people feel they lived the build-up and anticipation for The Big Day, along with the Bride and Groom.

Yes, the wedding spend was out of reach financially of the vast majority of aspiring Bride and Groom’s-to-be, but contrary to some predictions, the wedding (or what we were permitted to see of it) was the epitome of taste, the church lovely, the flowers beautiful, the young attendants cute as always, and the Bride; absolutely stunning!  And lucky for them, the sun shone!

Money to one side, what did it for me:  the Bride and Groom were obviously happy, relaxed, natural and very “together”. After all, a wedding is about two people pledging to spend their lives together, for “better or worse”.  It isn’t, or certainly shouldn’t be, about the fripperies, which are secondary. Getting married isn’t expensive per se, it’s how you go about it that can be.  And then, it’s all about scale.

In line with many brides before her, Pippa Middleton arrived at the church with her father, and probably, along with the majority of brides, for all her outwardly relaxed demeanor, she was experiencing at least a frisson of nerves.

Planning the Perfect Wedding
Your wedding can be perfect, no matter what you spend!

Let’s face it, the majority of brides don’t have the critical eye of the world’s Press waiting at the church gates!  Getting down the aisle without tripping over your frock and falling flat on your face in front of all the assembled guests, certainly registers high on the concern list for most brides…a bloody nose doesn’t look great on the photos, and takes a bit of explaining.

In reality it doesn’t matter what a wedding costs, whether you have the top wedding organisers or you have done everything yourself because you don’t have a huge budget. What is common to both scenarios is that a wedding starts with a distant vision of The Day, and is usually the culmination of many months of planning.

Will the day go as you’ve planned it? As long as everyone knows what they are doing and when, there is no reason why not. Even if you don’t have a Wedding Planner. As always, planning is key, and working with the right suppliers too, and myEventGenie can help in both respects.

If you get the odd blip…?  Things do sometimes go awry, but it’s how you handle it that matters.  If you throw a blue fit, a bridal tantrum is not really that endearing, and rarely is anything an irretrievable disaster. If you can take it in your stride, it will be just one part of the day that makes everyone smile, and your wedding all the more individual and memorable.

Will the heavens open…? There are many things you can control, but the weather isn’t one of them, even if you’ve got the biggest budget in the world! Having a few brollies to hand probably won’t go amiss, just in case, but unless you plump for a winter wedding when you can virtually guarantee a cloud-burst, and therefore plan accordingly, it’s fingers crossed. Irrespective of who you are!

Will the guests like what you’ve planned, and will they enjoy it? In the words of John Lydgate: “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time” How true.

You can provide the venue, food and drink, entertainment, posh loos (or not!), good company and so the list goes on. What you can’t do is stop Auntie Gertrude and Uncle Harold falling out. There comes a point where you’ve done your bit, and it’s up to the guests to enjoy themselves.

The platform can help even the most novice Event Hosts plan their way through any special occasion. Large or small. From start to finish…concept to itinerary.  Some brides have a clear idea of what their day looks like, after all, some have been planning their big day since they were in short socks. Others don’t and this is where Inspirations can come in handy for anyone who is struggling.

Budget is always an important one, and only the Bride and groom to be and their families can decide what is affordable or not.  Suppliers come in all shapes and sizes, from Florists to Photographers, Caterers to Marquee providers, and to suit most budgets.  All in all, myEventGenie has all the tools to help you create your own great event and match with all the suppliers you need. Easily.

The majority of guests come to a wedding for the Main Event – to witness the marriage of the Bride & Groom and to help celebrate the start of their future together.

Your own wedding will be just as it should be. Perfect for you! And just as it did for Pippa and James, hopefully the sun will shine for you too!

© My Event Genie Limited 2017