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Careful planning is key

Published:Monday | June 11, 2012 | 12:00 AM
The artistic display of the wedding cake. Contributed
A garden setting at Boon Hall Oasis.
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Contemporary brides are moving away from the traditional fare we have all grown accustomed to.

Popular menu items

    Teryaki beef or chicken
    Fillet of snapper in rundown sauce
    Grilled shrimps in lettuce leaves/mint sauce
    Spice-rubbed pork tenderloin /mustard sauce
    Grilled steak & papaya salad
    Stuffed chicken legs in puff pastry
    Braised short ribs with Asian sauce
    Penne with cauliflower
    Roasted salmon with plummy tomatoes & carmelized lemons
    Lychee cheese cakes

The Master of Ceremonies (MC) can make or break your wedding

The person charged with MC duties should:

    Don't tell jokes if they are not good at it
    Corny and tasteless jokes are an a no no
    Must keep the programme flowing
    Must follow the written script
    Pay respect to the bride and groom (keep it short and simple)
    Ensure the proper pronunciation of persons names
    Never say Miss when it is Mrs.
    Never act too familiar with the bride (even if he knows her) same applies if the MC is a female (to the groom)
    Never speak about past relationship of bride or groom.
    Make sure the vote of thanks is done
    Remember the groom is the last person to make a speech.

Try to avoid foul ups

    Invariably these happen at many weddings. Murphys' law says 'whatever can go wrong will'
    If it is at all possible get a qualified planner(your friends are not necessarily the best )
    Get a professional photographer (very important)
    Pay all outstanding moneys owing to suppliers to ensure the smooth running of your wedding
    Keep your programme classy and simple
    Budget for your wedding (it is not worth the stress)
    Be clear with you instructions to your coordinator of planner
    We love our inlays ;but it is your wedding do what you are comfortable with
    You cannot invite everybody to your wedding. make sure the lists is manageable
    You must at all times ensure that you and your fiancé knows what is happening.
    Try to avoid foul-ups
    Invariably these happen at many weddings. Murphy's law says 'whatever can go wrong will'.
    If it is at all possible, get a qualified planner (your friends are not necessarily the best).
    Get a professional photographer (very important).
    Pay all outstanding moneys owing to suppliers to ensure the smooth running of your wedding.
    Keep your programme classy and simple.
    Budget for your wedding (it is not worth the stress).
    Be clear with your instructions to your coordinator or planner.
    We love our inlays, but it is your wedding do what you are comfortable with.
    You cannot invite everybody to your wedding; make sure the lists is manageable.
    You must at all times ensure that you and your fiancé/fiancée know what is happening.