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Girl Talk With Virgin Radio's Maura

  |   By Alison McGill

{999 Virgin Radio host & bride-to-be Maura Grierson}

Yesterday I had the chance to chat with lovely bride-to-be Maura Grierson, morning host and personality on Toronto’s 999 Virgin Radio. She wanted some expert answers to some nagging questions re. her wedding planning—her day is November 13, so time is ticking! Here are a few of things Maura asked that I wanted to share.

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Girl Talk With Virgin Radio's Maura

“Is it wrong that even though I have my dress, I keep trying on other dresses? There are so many beautiful ones out there, I feel like I don’t want to miss out on the chance to experience them.”

My advice to Maura: keep your shopping in perspective. Bridal gowns are gorgeous and irresistible, but it you’ve found the one, it may not be the best idea to keep looking in case you find something you love more. I did also advise her that having two dresses is popular and chic option for many brides today…

“Are you familiar with the term ‘guestzilla?’ I’m finding I’m running into a few guests we’ve invited who seem to want to make our day less about us, and more about their needs (ie. paying for their parking, making the day work for them).”

This is not a term I have heard a lot, but managing your guest list and requests that come with it can be challenging. Do your best to please people, but you may find that if some guests have a lot of demands to be met, they may end up passing on the invite for your day. There is probably someone waiting in the wings to fill the guest opening as you most likely had to cut some people you would like to invite from your list to keep your budget in check.

“What is the biggest mistake you hear from couples about their wedding day?” I have a few thoughts on this. One big one is that the day went by so fast, they didn’t feel they had a chance to enjoy it. Make sure you take time to stop and be present—it’s your party and you’ve put a lot of work into planning it. Another one is letting the budget spiral out of control. This is easy done. Wedding are expensive! You need to keep your eye on the bottom line at all times. Lastly, many couples are mistaken about how much work goes in to pulling off a wedding. It’s a huge, fabulous party and that takes time to plan. Make sure you budget your time accordingly.

Maura, from all of us at Weddingbells, we’re wishing you a fabulous wedding day! Can’t wait to hear all about it…be in touch soon.

This article was originally published on Oct 13, 2010
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