Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 31st 2014 Contents 11
Hello everyone! I wish to thank you for
the wonderful suggestions, advice and
ideas. You all have shown how much you
enjoy reading these practical ideas on
planning to ensure that you have the per-
fect wedding day. Please continue to
send your thoughts and emails to
I must say that I find it extremely
amusing to see people in three piece
suits, tuxedos, ties and satin dresses
in heat and under the blazing hot sun.
Why do people put themselves under
People like to get dressed up for
weddings and part of the process in-
volves uncomfortable, hot and stuffy
clothing. It's with the aim of looking
good in photos. I know what you
mean when you are mortified with
the sight of heavy perspiration, a
wash rag and running foundation.
If you are in air conditioning or
where it's breezy, you are okay, but
sometimes you have to endure the
anguish to look good.
It's worse when you are part of the
wedding party and have to keep the
clothing, the jacket and tie on. People
hardly wear gloves now so that's a re-
lief. My suggestion is that ties can be
loosened, jackets can be draped on an
arm or on the backs of seats and fans
can be used for your comfort.
Planners are now careful to host re-
ceptions in air conditioned venues or
rent semi-industrial fans and place
them strategically to ensure that
guests are comfortable. No Trinbag-
onian likes to feel and look under-
dressed so most times they endure
My husband to be is so disinter-
ested in all the wedding details. He
so frustrated having to make all the
It may be a typical male thing or a
sign of things to come. Some brides
are happy to be left to make all the de-
cisions. Get a team together and gar-
ner some support.
This may ease your frustration.
Enjoy your day and hope it turns out
the way you want it to.
I just wanted to share that you should
never get your hair coloured or waxed a
day before the wedding. My hair colour
looked orange and my face was red and
inflamed from the hot wax. I had to re-
colour my hair at the last minute and put
on heavy foundation to hide the skin
blemishes. My photos looked fine. A bit
overdone, but fine nonetheless. Tricia.
I have a bit of advice for all brides.
Please plan your wedding with your
monthly cycle in mind. My wedding was
planned so far in advance and I did not
consider my cycle. I was petrified because
a white dress with stains is not forgiving
and it delays the honeymoon excitement.
I am a wedding photographer and often
distressed when couples run very late. I
get paid by the job and sometimes I am
there for far more hours than I anticipate. I
think all photographers should include in
their contractual arrangements to bill at
least an extra fee by the hour for over-
time. At some weddings you are not of-
fered a drink or plate of food. I keep a
cooler and snacks in my vehicle. Richard D.
HERE ARE SOME COMMENTS AND TIPS FROM A FEW READERS.
I just wanted to share that I used a lot
of children in my wedding party. I am a
pre-school teacher and wanted to be
surrounded by them. What a nightmare!
We had crying, screaming, tantrums,
fighting, bathroom calls and heavy
snacking. It amused and annoyed my
guests. My wedding photos were funny
to look at because they were all in dif-
Sometimes things may not have to
be picture perfect. I look back and say I
was surrounded by those I love and who
I had planned my wedding to the last
detail. Everything went smoothly. My
bouquet was a combination of red and
The bouquet arrived the morning of
the wedding and the petals began
falling off with minimal handling. Need-
less to say I was on verge of tears and
My Mom was quite resourceful and
took some flowers from each of the
bridesmaid's bouquets so I could have a
decent looking bouquet. I got my refund
back from the florist who almost ruined
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