Interflora found that 60% of single women have planned a part of their wedding day, so we predict why these decisions have already been made before Mr Right has come onto the scene! 

Selected the type of wedding dress- We all have dresses in our wardrobes so it makes sense that we know just what suits our body shape in the dress department. It’s no surprise, therefore, that while we are online shopping for the perfect little black dress that we also look for it in white too!

 

Thought about their honeymoon destination- It’s the holiday you have always dreamed of so you know that you will be pushing the boat out. Men hate indecision so it makes sense when he asks where you want to go that you can give him a straight answer!

 

Selected bridesmaids- It’s the ultimate test of your friendship- if you imagine them stood next to you on your wedding day then they are friends for life!

 

Chosen the flowers- We all have a favourite flower- so it makes sense that you have pictured how they will blend in with your dress.

 

Decided on your hairstyle- Again after years of doing your own hair, you have an understanding of what makes your face look round or your chin look big- it’s no different when you are deciding how to have your hair on your wedding day.

 

Chosen the wedding venue- Somewhere that was an important place to you when you were young like the church it’s non-negotiable.

 

Thought about the menu choices- You know that you want something between caviar and McDonald’s!

 

Thought about the favours- Well if the dress and the flowers are sorted, then the favours are a natural afterthought to tie them all in together!

 

Decided on the cake- You have decided between traditional, cupcakes and toppers- well it has to be in keeping with the theme right?!

 

Chosen the church- Usually one that means a lot to your family- where your mum and grandma got married, so this has to be the one!

 

Thought about the vows- You know you want to avoid the old clichés that your hear in the movies- so naturally you have to come up with your own to find out if you are capable of being unique.

 

Decided on the hymns- Those that meant something to you when you were young and you sang heartily to in Church.

 

Decided on an exact date-   A date that avoids the rainy, snowy and dull seasons so you can have fine weather I your photographs.

 

 

 


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  1. by Hard Little Machine 25th Feb 2014 16:41

    But if the groom doesn't consent to being an employee in the whole deal, he's the 'bully'.

  2. by Clyde Barrow 25th Feb 2014 17:04

    so what's the point of this story? nothing,,,exactly what I thought.

  3. by Bob 25th Feb 2014 18:26

    The point is those ads down the right side. You've seen them, Femalefirst got paid. Move along, sucker.

  4. by Pfruit 25th Feb 2014 21:46

    What about the atheists?

  5. by Michael Davis 26th Feb 2014 11:01

    Too many are more focused on the wedding than they will ever be on the actual marriage.

  6. by Derrick Carlson 26th Feb 2014 16:58

    Fly to Las Vegas and get married by someone who looks like Elvis. Take the money you've saved for a down payment on a house, or gamble the money in the hopes of getting rich.

  7. by Bhig Bhad Wolf 26th Feb 2014 23:39

    FYI: NOT ALL WOMEN ARE THIS STUPID AND SHALLOW. Some of us care more about planning our careers and hobbies and lives than something so wasteful and petty, but hey "female first" thanks for PERPETUATING THE STEREOTYPES.

  8. by janele 01st Mar 2014 14:39

    Wow. None of this fits me at all. I got married for 100 quid, including the wedding fees. I refused any wedding ring over a few hundred pounds. Simple justice of the peace wedding. None of this "happiest day of her life" shit, with years of planning for a few hours' event. Marriage going on 15 years now. I tell my husband all the time that if he ever leaves me, his next wife will expect the wedding princess treatment, with all of the works. And that she'll expect him to be part of the process (which I know he hates). Oh, and beware the bridezilla if all this planning she's done since she was a child doesn't go as planned on her special day.

  9. by jinjin 15th Mar 2014 21:07

    First, you have to decide who is really in the centre of the wedding event. Is it the bride and groom or the parents? For me and my husband, the wedding party was really for the parents of the bride and groom and that was fine with us because they spend many years caring for us. If they wanted to celebrate in a grand manner then we should not deny them that.

    The elders paid for everything; invited all the guests; made travel arrangements for everyone; choose the cake and foods; and choose the church, reception hall, banquet facility, hotel and limousine service. My husband and I got to invite our friends and to choose what we wore during the event. I had to select a gown for the wedding and three different dresses for the banquet.

    The banquet was to let the parents feel happy about everything in front of all their friends. With nearly nine hundred people attending the banquet (we lost a few people between the reception and banquet because they had to return back to work and the elders held a second banquet for those who could not attend the first one), it was still a very active evening. My husband and I spend nearly all our time greeting people and socializing with them. We ate very little during the banquet. It was not until after the banquet that we got to relax and enjoy a meal together.

  10. by suzzie76 22nd Mar 2014 06:42

    No, not really me either for most.

    this is what I had always in back of my mind
    - Rough location
    - Bridesmaids
    - It was never ever going to be in a church, this would be starting my marriage off on a lie. I'm not religious and would never agree to a religious ceremony
    - Most likely outside garden style
    - I would pay for it myself
    - Arrive on a horse buggy

    HB did what I asked him or offered to do certain parts. We did one thing a fortnight, so no panic. We even had celebrant bail on us 7 days before and the replacement. I never lost my temper over anything or got depressed.

    HB planned the honeymoon and I didn't know where we were going until we were standing at the gate. He packed my bag so I didn't have a clue and I didn't know the trip was two places and again the 2nd gate a week later. Everyone was asking at reception where we were going and no one knew and many even shocked he packed my bag and hid it. I was just asked to pack the usual "girlie parts like makeup, brush etc" (his words). We sailed a yacht for a week on our own and then Norfolk Island.

    My one issue was, I by luck found my dress in local shop when I was just looking to see whats out there. Mum had planned to do with me on a trip we had planned. When I told her on phone she was "ohh, ok". When I got off phone I told HB she's not happy, he said "well no kidding, you have taken a mother daughter event off her, when do you plan to show her the dress, your wedding day?" He suggested we pay her to come visit and show the dress. I did, she was very happy and I knew I was marrying the right guy.

    Our wedding cost roughly $A10,000 in 2000, dress $A900. Both Parents insisted at last minute to pay for reception, The bridesmaid car was also our hire car to airport so killed two birds there and grandma paid for cake as her present to us. Cost wise no issue for us and within expected range although we didn't set an actual budget. Just booked based on price and service.

  11. by suzzie76 22nd Mar 2014 06:52

    No, not really me either for most.

    this is what I had always in back of my mind
    - Rough location
    - Bridesmaids
    - It was never ever going to be in a church, this would be starting my marriage off on a lie. I'm not religious and would never agree to a religious ceremony
    - Most likely outside garden style
    - I would pay for it myself
    - Arrive on a horse buggy

    HB did what I asked him or offered to do certain parts. We did one thing a fortnight, so no panic. We even had celebrant bail on us 7 days before and the replacement. I never lost my temper over anything or got depressed.

    HB planned the honeymoon and I didn't know where we were going until we were standing at the gate. He packed my bag so I didn't have a clue and I didn't know the trip was two places and again the 2nd gate a week later. Everyone was asking at reception where we were going and no one knew and many even shocked he packed my bag and hid it. I was just asked to pack the usual "girlie parts like makeup, brush etc" (his words). We sailed a yacht for a week on our own and then Norfolk Island.

    My one issue was, I by luck found something like what I was thinking of in local shop and they offered to make it when I was just looking to see whats out there (white leather dress, wasn't what I had in mind but when I saw a picture of it in the shop that was me). Mum had planned to do with me on a trip we had planned and at time I had absolutely nothing in mind apart from maybe Cheongsam. When I told her on phone she was "ohh, ok". When I got off phone I told HB she's not happy, he said "well no kidding, you have taken a mother daughter event off her, when do you plan to show her the dress, your wedding day?" He suggested we pay her to come visit and show the dress. I did, she was very happy and I knew I was marrying the right guy.

    Our wedding cost roughly $A10,000 in 2000, dress $A900. Both Parents insisted at last minute to pay for reception, The bridesmaid car was also our hire car to airport so killed two birds there and grandma paid for cake as her present to us. Cost wise no issue for us and within expected range although we didn't set an actual budget. Just booked based on price and service.

  12. by suzzie76 22nd Mar 2014 06:54

    No, not really me either for most.

    this is what I had always in back of my mind
    - Rough location
    - Bridesmaids
    - It was never ever going to be in a church, this would be starting my marriage off on a lie. I'm not religious and would never agree to a religious ceremony
    - Most likely outside garden style
    - I would pay for it myself
    - Arrive on a horse buggy

    HB did what I asked him or offered to do certain parts. We did one thing a fortnight, so no panic. We even had celebrant bail on us 7 days before and the replacement. I never lost my temper over anything or got depressed.

    HB planned the honeymoon and I didn't know where we were going until we were standing at the gate. He packed my bag so I didn't have a clue and I didn't know the trip was two places and again the 2nd gate a week later. Everyone was asking at reception where we were going and no one knew and many even shocked he packed my bag and hid it. I was just asked to pack the usual "girlie parts like makeup, brush etc" (his words). We sailed a yacht for a week on our own and then Norfolk Island.

    My one issue was, I was just looking in the local shop for ideas and by luck found something that caught me by surprise and when they offered to have it made for less than I thought I said lets do it (white leather dress, wasn't what I had in mind but when I saw a picture of it in the shop that was me). Mum had planned to do with me on a trip we had planned and at time I had absolutely nothing in mind apart from maybe white and silver Cheongsam. When I told her on phone she was "ohh, ok". When I got off phone I told HB she's not happy, he said "well no kidding, you have taken a mother daughter event off her, when do you plan to show her the dress, your wedding day?" He suggested we pay her to come visit and show the dress. I did, she was very happy and I knew I was marrying the right guy.

    Our wedding cost roughly $A10,000 in 2000, dress $A900. Both Parents insisted at last minute to pay for reception, The bridesmaid car was also our hire car to airport so killed two birds there and grandma paid for cake as her present to us. Cost wise no issue for us and within expected range although we didn't set an actual budget. Just booked based on price and service.