10 Things to remember when preparing a Wedding.

Wedding-Tips

As with any year, this year is going to share its own fair share of challenges and big events. One of the big events for you, may be that either you or someone you know is getting married. If you’re getting married – Congratulations! If you’re helping with someone getting married – this is for you. Collected from a number of “interesting” weddings, here is a list of a few things that need to be remembered when planning a wedding.

  1. You’re not going to get it all right.
  2. People love it when you choose a really obscure wedding service venue, followed by a really obscure venue for your reception.
  3. People love it when they go to a wedding service and hear all new songs! So choose the most obscure songs you know!
  4. Think twice before suggesting a wild dress code, and remember: Naked wedding services are never OK!
  5. Remember to actually hire a church… and get people to play the music – if you want music.
  6. Wedding Cake! Everyone loves Wedding Cake. Get plenty of Wedding Cake!
  7. Don’t worry about remembering about where the wedding rings are. Someone will remember where they end up.
  8. When planning a seating plan, always think about what the most entertaining arrangement would be.
  9. Get the best man to recreate that Best Mans speech from Sherlock.
  10. You’re going to upset at least someone, so make a list of people you know, and ensure you upset at least one person a day until you get married. That way you can make sure you upset everyone in equal measure.

Any more handy hints?

Inappropriate Wedding Songs

For those who dont know, “ThisAndy” is getting married this summer.

Personally I’m hoping he needs some help with choosing some songs for the wedding day, as I’m sure I would be able to use this as inspiration for any help given:

 

Ten things to include during your wedding day

Getting married?

Congratulations!

Not sure where to start organizing it? Not sure what to do? Well here are ten things you want to make sure are included in your wedding day.

A big musical number


A big dance number could fit in your wedding service.


A Wedding day needs Wedding Cake


Lots of water

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A long detailed sermon about love.

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Sumo wrestling between bride and groom – a chance for the guy to show his male dominance.

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Last Minute Drama

Someone doing something a little silly…

Ensure people know who is getting married to who.

Make sure you’ve booked a vicar or someone who knows how to lead the service.

As always.

We hope this is helpful.

Planning an Event With Photographers?

Following up on last weeks list of things to remember when getting married… or I guess, any event that requires people… and photographers:

Remember. Make sure everyone knows where they’re expected and allowed to be, or someone might get told off.

The Sofa would like to think the guy was just having a bad day, and that its important to remember that we dont see anything that happens before this clip.

Ben Sheward – Hero of The Week

We’re going to start a new weekly* series called Hero / Villain of the week. Basically people would be a hero if they did something particularly cool, something note worthy… in a positive way… If someone is awarded “Villain” they just made us wince, sigh, or just shout out “DOH”.

We’re starting with Ben Sheward a verger at Westminister Abbey, who after a successful royal wedding, did cartwheels down the centre aisle. In my mind he managed to show great joyful emotion from the Westminister Abbey crew, sum up the mood of a nation, and provide a fantastic comedy moment at the same time.

Here is that moment:

Sorry about Phillip Schofield.

*We say “weekly” – we may not do another one for months…

[EDIT – 2nd May] Sadly it seems our hero has been looked upon as a Villain by the powers that be, and has been in trouble for showing joy… the Arch Bishop Cranmer is collecting a petition together in his support. May be worth checking it out… Please…

Can I get married in a C of E Church?

Ok – Consider this blog post to be a ‘public service’ post.

So on Sunday a couple of us went on a tour of the churches around Exeter, looking for suitable wedding venues. We saw some stunning churches, but were our friends allowed to get married there?

(As a side note, after meeting the people involved in some of the churches, would our friends want to get married there?)

If you are wanting to get married by the good old C of E, but are wondering how on earth it all works, you may find the Your Church Wedding site helpful. The most useful part by far is the section that explains what church you can get married in:

You can marry in a CofE church if you can show:-

That one of you:

  • has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
  • was baptised in the parish concerned or
  • was prepared for confirmation in the parish or
  • has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or

That one of your parents, at any time after you were born:

  • has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
  • has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or

That one of your parents or grandparents:

  • was married in the parish

In all cases involving church services – i.e. going to normal church services, baptism, confirmation or marriage – this applies only to Church of England services. Even if you cannot demonstrate any of the above connections, we want to help you explore whether it may still be possible for you to marry in your special church.

Talk to the Vicar there well in advance to discuss the options open to you.

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