The Diary of a Bride-to-be is taking a break from normal service this week to talk about a topic not directly related to wedding planning, but one that I hope might resonate with a few of you. And that’s The Fear.
Of all the stumbling-blocks a wedding can present, the guest list seems to be the most troublesome. Even friends who have glided effortlessly through the rest of the planning process have been brought up short by the diplomatic complexities of plus-ones, children and reciprocal invitations.
In which our bride-to-be juggles dates, availability, capacity and cost in an attempt to secure the perfect venue.
If anything was going to throw a cake knife into the works of our optimistically short timeframe, surely the reception venue would be it. I had nightmares about being laughed at down the phone, much as if I