1. FAVOURS. 'having your faces digitally printed on 150 mousepads is unnecessary. If you insist on giving wedding favours, consider the homemade route - a personal note is far more special and thoughtful than Swarovski crystal encrusted boxes filled with half-melted chocolates.'
2. THE OVER-THE-TOP ENTRANCE.
'Spending thousands on the stretch Hummer, helicopter or private jet may seem like a fun idea but is it really adding that much to your special day? Plus your guests may smile and say how cool your entrance was but really, they're all thinking it was a bit OTT.'
3. THE WEDDING DAY GIFT.
'Listen up, Bridey. You got the beautiful sparkler when he proposed; you'll get the beautiful band when you wed. You don't need a diamond tennis bracelet and he doesn't want a new watch. This is not a real tradition.'
4. THE OTHER 'OUTFITS'.
'The rehearsal dinner outfit, the going-away-on-honeymoon outfit, the returning-from-honeymoon outfit... All totally unnecessary. Recycle what you already have hanging in your wardrobe.'
'Your friends had French Champagne, fireworks and a marching band at their wedding so you need to have all of that plus a juggler? No, you don't. Don't enter into a compition with other weddings.'