There’s no denying that wedding planning can be a stressful experience, and it’s so easy to just hand over the responsibilities to someone else, sit back, relax and wait for the big day, but who can you trust with such a massive task? Here’s 3 people whose ideas you may want to think twice about:
1. Your Kids
Combining two families takes a lot of compromise, and it’s important that you include your children in the preparations for your wedding, but would you really trust them to plan your ceremony for you? Allegedly, that’s what Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are doing. While this may seem like a good idea on the surface, just think about the possibilities! Bridesmaids dressed as Peppa Pig? Having the first dance to ‘Let it Go’? A cake decorated with race cars? Unless you’ve got the best sense of humour in the world, don’t give your little ones too much control! Even Saint Angelina seems to be regretting her decision, telling reporters that so far it’s a toss up between a Disney or paintball theme!
2. Kim Kardashian
Love them or hate them, the Kardashian clan have almost become a household name this side of the pond, and none more so than Kim. Poor Kim’s hit the headlines more often than Katie ‘Jordan’ Price over the last few years, and had just as turbulent a love life, it seems. As one of America’s most attention-seeking reality stars, Kim’s 2011 wedding to Kris Humphries was overstated to say the least (guests received invites embossed with hundreds of valuable black crystals), but the most flack she received was due to her oversharing of what should have been a romantic and personal event. It’s reported that 10.5 million viewers across the globe tuned in to be a part of Kim & Kris’ nuptials – something that left them both red-faced when they announced that their marriage was over after just 72 days. Fortunately, Kim seems to have learnt from her mistake – the first pictures of her and new husband Kanye didn’t surface for 3 days after the ceremony!
OK, so Facebook technically isn’t a person, but with this sort of social media having such a significant impact on people’s lives, it deserves a mention. There’s no denying that Facebook has revolutionised the way we plan big events, but you need to draw a line somewhere (which is something many FB addicts need to learn!). For the likes of photographers, caterers, and bridal shops, online recommendations can be great for business, but remember that these recommendations are all based on personal opinion, and that you should ALWAYS (without fail!) check out a company personally before hiring them to be a part of your big day. If you let social media plan your wedding, be prepared for all manner of surprises… and not good ones.
There’s little wonder that so many brides and grooms rely upon highly skilled wedding planners with years of experience under their belts! If you feel like you need to unload some of your responsibilities, go ahead, but think twice before giving Kim a call!