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10 Isle of Wight wedding dramas cracked!

Wedding rule no.1 Luck favours the prepared!

1.  I’m worried about tensions between family members.

The first thing to do is get arranging that table plan! Make sure you sit any family members that don’t get on at separate sides of the wedding venue. Place them next to relatives they do get on with and make them feel extra special (and busy) by giving them a task on your wedding day, like receiving gifts or manning the guest book.

2.  I’m worried the children attending will misbehave and cause trouble.

Weddings can be seriously boring if you’re a kid, it’s a long day and they aren’t the centre of attention. If you know you have a lot of children on the guest list, consider hiring children’s entertainers such as Dazzle and Fizz. You may also want to earmark a room in your venue where parents can pacify their troubled little’uns.

3.  What if we run out of alcohol?

If you’re hiring a venue or using caterers, the best thing to do it give them a little extra bar money before the event to ensure they order more than enough booze – most companies will give you a refund for any unopened bottles or cases.

4.  I’m worried I’m going to cry!

Only be concerned if they aren’t tears of joy! If your emotions get the better of you just make sure you’re armed for the day with waterproof mascara. Ask one of your bridesmaids to carry tissues, a mirror and touch up kit just in case.

5.  What if any of the guests get too drunk?

Like the vast majority of weddings, there’s a high chance there’ll be at least one over tipsy guest at your big day – but it doesn’t have ruin anything, just make sure there are soft drinks available and have plenty of water or non alcohol punch on each table. Having a wedding at a hotel means they can be tucked up somewhere safe until they feel better!

6.  What if it rains?

Any English bride knows the one thing they can’t predict is the weather – but they can plan for it! Pick a venue that has the option of celebrating under cover if your garden party idea has been rained off. Purchase some coloured wellies for the bridal party and invest in some bright umbrellas just in case.

7.  I’m worried my shoes will kill my feet!

They might look amazing but if they kill your feet you’re not going to enjoy the day. If you’ve fallen for some killer heels then wear them down the aisle and make sure they’re in all your pics, when it comes to letting your hair down later in the day just make sure you’ve picked out some bridal pumps to you don’t get achy breaky feet on the dance floor.

8.  What if best man forgets the ring

If you seriously think there is any chance this might happen, you could always take them yourself, or ask your groom to arrange it. But if for any reason you find yourself at the alter without your bling, just ask close family members – such as your parents to lend you theirs until you’re able to exchange your real rings between you later that night.

9.  What if I leave someone off the table plan?

It can happen! But not to worry if it does, just make sure there are some extra seats available and try not to pack too many onto a table so there’s room to squeeze someone in if necessary.

10. What if my dress gets wrecked?

Let’s face it a long white dress is crying out for a stain or two. Stick to the champagne or white wine to avoid any drink accidents and ask your dressmaker to recommend the best stain remover for you chosen dress fabric. Ask the maid of honour to arrange for a handbag containing a strain removing agent and sewing kit to be on hand on the big day.

Photography by Chris Cowley