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Wedding expert says you should avoid saying 'I do' in the afternoon

Shola Lee

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Wedding expert says you should avoid saying 'I do' in the afternoon

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A wedding expert has revealed what you absolutely shouldn't do on your big day, including getting married after 2pm.

Wedding season is in full swing and it's certainly not the most wonderful time of the year.


It's not that we have a particular issue with weddings, it's just there's so much to think about like: what will you wear, do you need to book accommodation, how will you get that one annoying uncle to leave early?

So, a wedding expert adding a list of no-gos to that list isn't really our idea of a good time.

Still, Kat Williams, who runs Rock N Roll Bride magazine has a controversial list of 'don'ts' for anyone planning to say 'I do'.

First up is to buy your actual size in a dress, not one you plan to 'slim into' because it'll put unneeded pressure on you during an already intense time and you'll look lovely regardless of your size.

Next up, try not to order too much food - according to Kat couples always go overboard on forking out food for guests, including canapés, which the wedding expert suggests you really don't need.

We'd argue you can never have too much food but fine.

Kat runs her own magazine called Rock N Roll Bride. Credit: SWNS
Kat runs her own magazine called Rock N Roll Bride. Credit: SWNS

Third on the list is to keep bridesmaids to a minimum because as the wedding expert suggests, more bridesmaids mean more drama, and having watched Bride Wars multiple times, we can totally see that happening.

As Kat notes: "You have more people to keep happy with their dresses and involve them with the hen parties.

"The more bridesmaids you have the more expensive it gets - less is more."

Fourth on Kat's list is not to have a friend or family member take the photos, in case you don't like the finished product and it causes drama.

The wedding expert explained: "I have heard so many horror stories in the 14 years I have been doing this of people who want to save money or has an uncle who has a great camera.

Don't have too many bridesmaids, says Kat. Credit: SWNS
Don't have too many bridesmaids, says Kat. Credit: SWNS

"It very rarely ever works out. I have heard so many stories of people hating their photos and then there is nothing they can do about it."

The one exception would be if your friend/family member is a wedding photographer by trade.

And next up, the one you've all been waiting for, is don't have your ceremony past 2pm.

Kat explains: "If you are having a wedding late, it'll probably going to be getting dark and by the time you have finished and if you don't do the photos beforehand your photos are going to be dark and crap."

Kat's other don'ts include not letting people take their phones out during the ceremony, don't exclude your partner from planning, don't stress about what others think, don't be too safe with your outfit, and don't bother with getting a videographer.

Topics: Wedding, News, Sex and Relationships

Shola Lee
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