Planning a wedding is a serious business and it’s perfectly okay for your to ask friends and family to help out, to both take the pressure of you, and in some cases to save you a few quid. We bet you’ll have lots of willing volunteers offering to help you with aspects of your planning so don’t feel you have to pass up their offer, make the most of it!
From emotionally helping you make decisions on some of the big things, like choosing your dress, to simple tasks that take time such as returning the wedding suits, today we’ve rounded up eight ways to get your closest loved ones involved.
1. Do the DIY!
If your friends or family are the crafty type rope them in to helping with some of your DIY projects! Better still ask if they’d like to be in charge of an element themselves – carpentry lovers will love creating a unique table plan for you.
2. Show off their musical ability
Having friends and family perform at your ceremony or reception is a beautiful, personal way to include them in your day. Ask any performers you are close to if they’d do the honour of playing or singing at your day.
3. Do the ceremony readings
Cousins make great ceremony readers! I know this because I am cousin to a lot and have been asked to read at ceremonies a lot!
4. Help source wedding guest addresses
This is one area that can cause unnecessary stress! Why not ask a couple of close friends on either sides of the families if they can help gather up addresses for each of the guests.
5. Contribute to your wedding cake or dessert table
There’s lots of eager bakers in every family and luckily for you the dessert table trend is going no where. Ask your baking friends to create their favourite cake or dessert and show off their skills.
6. Design the wedding stationery
Got a graphic designer in the family? Skip the cost of a wedding stationer and ask them to help bring your ideas to life.
7. Gather RSVP’s
We bet this is a task you’ll happily hand over to someone else! See our post on brides worries here for more on this sticky subject.
8. Manage collections and deliveries
The days before your wedding will be busy with final appointments, sorting and maybe even a few nerves. To help make it go as smoothly as possible why not ask someone to look after a few of the collections such as the grooms suits and hired items. Remember to also arrange returns of the items – no doubt you’ll be heading somewhere lovely to relax, so pass this job on to someone you trust!
(Images: Circus Photography)
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