Planning a wedding - what would I do differently now I am married?

STEVE & I GOT MARRIED 5 YEARS AGO NOW (BONFIRE NIGHT 2016). I WAS ALREADY WELL RENOWNED IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY BUT I WASN'T STRONG ON NETWORKING AND JUST TO PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE I GOT NO FREEBEES, NO TRADE DISCOUNTS AND NO INDUSTRY FRIENDS OFFERING SERVICES ON MY DAY. HOWEVER DURING THE PROCESS I LEARNT A LOT AND I WOULD, IF PLANNING A WEDDING NOW, DO THINGS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENTLY... SO HOPE MY TIPS BELOW HELP YOU IN YOUR PLANNING JOURNEYS GOING AHEAD...

We all know that planning a wedding can be an extremely exciting and fun time, but it can also be an anxious and stressful rollercoaster (even Covid aside). And thats why, 5 years on I would like to give you all a little insight into WHAT I WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY if I were planning a wedding now with all the experience of having done it behind me!

During the process of planning and having my own wedding I had insane fun, bonded with my family and friends more than ever and drank more champagne than any other time in my life! But it wasn't all giggles and fizz. Having already worked for 5 years (at the time) in the luxury wedding industry I was surrounded by incredible inspiration all day, everyday, and knew what was possible and throughout the process, I had to battle with my inner demons and come to terms with the fact that I couldn't have it ALL and I found that tough. My dreams were huge but I knew it probably wasn't ALL going to be possible...