Things I have learnt in planning a wedding.

Bitches be crazy.


Somewhere along the line everyone involved in this event will lose their shit and go nuts over something arbitrary.

“This colour  washes me out.”

“You told HER about this and not ME first.”

Stick it out and laugh it off. Weddings make the married wish they could change something and the unmarried wish it was their day. It’s as simple as that. Luckily, the good friends soon laugh and joke about this and the others can take their woes and eat it.

Everything is expensive.


Accept and make your piece with this.

Even a bring and braai costs wood, some plastic chairs and n paar choppies.

Flowers are stupid.


Buying flowers out of season makes them double (sometimes triple) the price. Be kind to nature and pick something in season (Fynbos FTW)

EVERYONE has something to say.



Take it all in with a smile. They are trying to help. If you don’t want the help, listen anyway. Someone might have an awesome idea for something.

Saying no is hard. (but you should do it more often)



4 people will offer to do your make up. Another 3 will offer to bake a cake. This one’s aunty is the best florist in Snotfontein. Say thank you for the offer and only except these favours from someone who 1.) knows their shit. 2) you trust.  Don’t be rude about it either. Do the smile and politely say no.

Colours matter.

Stop trying to explain the shade of colour you want stuff to match with. Go to Dulux and take a few  paint samples.

Wear what you like.



You need to look back at those photos and deal with what your kids think of it. No one else

Let people worry about their own dietary requirements.



If you are going to worry about every individual’s allergies and fussiness you will end up eating tasteless tofu and vegan cheese for your wedding day. Let them worry about what they can and can’t eat.  (I got asked if the cake will be sugar-free because someone is on a diet. Sies man)

Let me know what you learnt while planning your wedding in the comments below. I’d love to know.

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  • Vernon

    I learned “Say out of the way of the women”

    August 15, 2014 - 11:32 am Reply
    • greenlydia

      Well played Vern 😉 REALLY hope you guys will be able to come down for the wedding.

      August 15, 2014 - 11:37 am Reply
  • esterb22

    Granted, we got married 13 years ago, but even then we did not spend a lot of money. The price of everything goes up the minute you say wedding.
    I have been to a fair amount of weddings and have seen a bride cry because someone forgot the confetti in the car. I have seen people almost chewing the decorations from hunger during endless speeches. There was one wedding where the ceremony was so long the poor bride got arm fatigue from holding her flowers! So we decided we would keep it simple and only do what we liked. With all the money we saved we had a fabulous honeymoon in Europe. When I look at my photos now I still would not change a thing.
    So, as you say, please yourself. No matter what you do someone will not like it. So what? It”s your day, do what you want not what you think you should do.

    August 15, 2014 - 12:07 pm Reply
  • Hipstyler Pretty & Ginger

    And there I got flashbacks from the one I was in earlier this year. Eeeekk

    August 16, 2014 - 6:59 am Reply
  • cupcakemummy

    A sugar free wedding cake?! *clutches sides laughing*

    August 18, 2014 - 12:08 am Reply

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