#1 GO DIGITAL
Send out e-invites (go paper-friendly unless they request for actual cards) and reminder texts in the weeks leading up to the banquet. You will have some guest who may not be able to attend, and this is probably the most frustrating thing to handle, so reminder texts are very important.
#2 SEEK HELP ONLINE
When in doubt, Google. I honestly got a lot of answers to my questions from reading Her World Brides online, especially for stuff like Si Dian Jin (mine were from Goldheart), wedding checklists, ideas on gatecrashing etc.
#3 REMEMBER TO RELAX
Remind yourself not to get too stressed, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. There were a couple of times when i went into panic mode, and my poor fiance Michael had to constantly ask me to relax. Remember to enjoy the process! (See: 6 pre-wedding worries you shouldn’t stress over)
#4 TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT
The usual banquets can get really boring. Michael and I decided to try something fun and interesting by hosting our own wedding – we even printed life-sized standees of ourselves to be placed on stage. We also did a dance with our bridal party for the second march-in. We had so much fun, and so did our guests. (Get inspired by these 10 fun things to do at your own wedding!)
#5 DON’T FORGET TO PREP
Be sure to book your manicure, hair and facial appointments before the actual day – you have to look your best! I also made time to head to the bank to get new notes for the red packets that were given to our bridal party, younger relatives for the tea ceremony, as well as wedding vendors.
Check out her gorgeous wedding portraits shot in Cappadocia and Istanbul!