Wedding Planners to avoid Disaster!

Wedding Planners to avoid Disaster!

An old bit of wisdom goes that something will inevitably go wrong at your wedding, so you should just enjoy it in all its imperfection because it’s about celebrating with the people closest to you, and not about the centre pieces or your dress ripping.

Here at OMG, we love this Wedding Planner (CLICK HERE) to help remove any last minute planning hiccups.  But nothing can be 100% failsafe, even a planner can’t guarantee the weather!


Here are what we consider to the Top 10 Wedding Planner disaster stories of 2018!

  1. A baker refused to bake a wedding cake for a customer because they failed to pay in advance as stipulated, despite many reminders. When the father of the bride appeared in the bakery threatening to kill the baker (!!) and off duty police officer who happened to be in the shop at the time, arrested him.
  2. A groom discovered he was allergic to horses as he was being taken to the church by horse and carriage! His face swelled up so much, no wedding photos could be taken!
  3. A bride asked for money only as wedding presents. During the dancing, she sneaks over to the basket full of the envelopes and opens them up, counting her take. It’s less than she hoped, so she calls the police, gets the DJ to stop the music, and accuses the waiters of stealing her gifts. She then lines up the guests, asks each one publicly how much they gave her. Screams at the police when they arrive to do something, then threatens to sue the restaurant.
  4. Two little page boys, most probably brothers, decided to kick off a fight just as the bride started to walk down the aisle, great entertainment for the guests, but less so for the bride!
  5. At one wedding, a planner had to deal with a mother of the bride who made a 22-minute toast, during which she name-dropped every famous person she had ever introduced her daughter to. Urghh!
  6. As one wedding planner shared on Brides, just after the bride and groom exchanged vows, the mother of the groom “suddenly broke out into song before the bride and groom could escape down the aisle.” And it wasn’t a specific song… “but some random words she was fitting to a hymn involving ‘God bless this couple.'”
  7. One bride demanded to interview all the wedding officiants because she wanted a ‘really hot guy’ to perform the ceremony. She complained that everyone she saw was, ‘like middle-aged or something,’ and insisted we had to find her someone that looked like Brad Pitt because she wanted everyone in her pictures to be hot.
  8. During the actual vows, the groom was so terrified, he literally couldn’t look at his bride. Instead, he did his vows while looking at the minister. His bride grabbed his face mid-vows, pointed his face to hers, then said, ‘Do them over…NOW!’ Probably the most cringe-worthy moment.
  9. A Maid of Honour was asked to foot the bill for the Bride’s wedding band because the Best Man had offered to pay for the Groom’s band.
  10. The groom was leaning up against a table (with his back to it), and his vest came too close to a candle and caught fire! His whole back was up in flames.
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What should you write in a wedding guest book?

What should you write in a wedding guest book?

You’re at your friend’s wedding and suddenly you are faced with writing something meaningful and personal in the guest book. Writer’s block or panic?? Fear not, we’ve made our selection of our favourite congratulations messages!

  • This calls for congratulations… and probably champagne!
  • May you share every possible kind of happiness life can bring. Congrats.
  • Your wedding day may come and go, but may your love forever grow. Congratulations to the perfect couple!
  • May your love for one another be steadfast and strong. Wishing you joy and happiness on your wedding day. Congratulations!
  • Congratulations – your greatest adventure has just begun.
  • May your wedding be filled with special memories you can treasure forever!
  • Congratulations on tying the knot!
  • You guys are great together. So happy for you two!
  • What a beautiful day. Congratulations!
  • Congratulations on your wedding day and best wishes for a happy life together!
  • Feeling so much joy for the two of you as you join your lives in marriage!
  • Seeing you two make promises and step forward into the future is so inspiring and wonderful.

Or you could go humorous:

  • Thanks for inviting us to eat and drink while you get married. Congrats!
  • Thanks for the free booze. Best wishes on a long, happy marriage.
  • Marriage marks the end of a love story and the start of a wrestling match. Wishing you the very best of everything anyway.
  • On your wedding day today, you have now become two from one. Does that mean I will get two birthday gifts from you both every year?
  • As Bill and Ted said, ‘Be excellent to each other.’
  • Getting married is like going to drama school. May there be more comedy than melodrama.
  • Marriage is so beautiful. You have finally found that one person you get to annoy all through your life.
  • Today I realized that life is not fair for single people like me. Until now I had to buy you a gift only once a year on your birthday. Now I have two birthdays plus a wedding anniversary to buy gifts for. Congratulations to my best friend on tying the knot.
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Top Best Man Thankyou Gifts for 2020

Top Best Man Thankyou Gifts for 2020

So it’s your wedding day, your best man is prepped and ready.  He organised a great stag do, he got you to the ceremony right on time and he’s ready to pass you that ring like a pro.

Of course you will want to thank him and all your ushers properly, but how do you choose the best gift for your best man? How much are you supposed to spend on wedding party gifts anyway? (It’s the thought, not the budget) Where can you find unique best man gifts? (Here!) Who can personalize your gifts for you? (Us of course ?!)

One of the groom’s duties is choosing his best man, as well as the ushers. You no doubt spent time on serious thought about that decision, for let’s face it, you don’t want a blunder on your big day!

… Think of the duties they’ve agreed to take on! The stag do, welcoming guests, calming the groom, and of course the best man speech. Quite a responsibility!  Plus of course ensuring that he gets on well with the bride-to-be. (Always a good thing!)

Do you know what? You don’t even just have to have just one best man. If it’s a tricky choice between two, why not just go for both? Having to fit in a second best man speech means that you’ll just have to cut short your best mate’s speech full of humiliating stories. What a shame.

So how to thank him?

The groom should present the best man and his ushers with gifts as thanks for their commitment to the Big Day.

There is nothing more thoughtful than a personalised gift so show that you have spent time considering their contribution.  We have added the top Best Man Gifts into our Wedding Gifts selection to make the choice easier for you.

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How Much Does a Wedding Cost?

How Much Does a Wedding Cost?

Weddings are expensive, fact. Apart from a house deposit, your big day is likely to be the most expensive thing you ever pay for.
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