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10 things... Every bride can get away with on her wedding day

10 things... Every bride can get away with on her wedding day


Written by Emma Vince


It's your wedding day - and it's time to play by your rules. If that involves drinking lots of champagne and arriving at the church in a helicopter, so be it...

#1 Drinking in the morning

Glass of breakfast Bucks Fizz while you and the girls get ready? And how about a glass of champagne or two before the ceremony? If anyone gives you a judgemental look, pull out the trump card: “It's to steady my nerves!”

#2 Making a physical list of people you like

Well, how else are you supposed to decide who to invite? It's nothing like the Burn Book from Mean Girls. Nope, not at all.

#3 Not carrying anything all day

Normally, you wouldn't leave home without your sack - sorry, handbag - of belongings: phone, make-up, spare shoes, diary, purse, snack... This, however, is the one day where you can waltz about like the Queen sans both cash and mobile. By all means, bring along a clutch with a few big-day essentials, but let someone else do the carrying for you; after all, you'll have your hands full with your bouquet and champagne flute.

#4 Making an entrance

Whether it's a helicopter, double-decker bus or tank, everyone will bend over backwards to ensure you arrive in style. No entrance is too extravagant. 

#5 Having an entourage

Move over Bieber: you have five bridesmaids, three flower girls, a posse of groomsmen and even your dad on hand. Bride coming through - no photos, please! Oh go on then, one for the album...

#6 Taking a 'helper' with you to the toilet

Generally reserved to the realm of nightclub toilets, on your W-day it's perfectly acceptable to have your 'maids help out with your dress in the ladies room.

#7 PDAs

Normally, you won't even hold your fiancé's hand in Sainsburys. Today, you're hugging, kissing and even slow-dancing in front of everyone you know. Take that, English reservedness! Embrace it - after all, the whole day is about your love for each other - and to the romance-Scrooge friends saying you should get a room? Tell them you already have one, and it's the honeymoon suite!

#8 Making a speech

Because why should the men have all the fun? You have thank-yous to say too, and then there's that stand-up routine you've been working on...

#9 Eating everything put in front of you

You've been up since the crack of dawn, you're drinking a lot of champagne and, let's face it, the wedding diet ended the second you put that dress on this morning. Keep your energy up and enjoy the food you've paid for!

#10 Not caring about the weather any more

Forecast, snorefast. Yes, you might well have been oh-so casually checking the weather forecast every day since you set the date, hoping you can bring out the sun through sheer will-power alone. But now it's the actual day, you're feeling philosophical. Who cares if it's raining? This bride will be too busy having fun to notice. 


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