Where to begin with wedding planning
So you’re engaged! Huge congratulations! Now I’m guessing if you’ve found your way here that you are just heading down the wedding planning road and might not be sure where to start? Don’t worry, I’ve got you 🙂 Check out some of my top tips below:
It’s your wedding day
First off don’t forget that this is your wedding. Decide what you want and what’s most important to you and don’t let people push you into things you don’t want. Honestly it’s okay to tell people no, you had something else in mind. It’s a good idea before you start discussing things with parents and close friend spend some time just the two of you and make some decisions about what you want. Of course if you want some help and advice from those close to you then don’t be afraid to ask. Just remember that you are allowed to choose what you want.
Work out your wedding budget
Planning a wedding can be suer exciting, but it can also be stressful especially when it comes to budgeting. It’s really helpful to have a think about what you can afford or even want to spend on the wedding. The biggest piece of advise is to think about whats most important to you. Is it the venue? The dream dress from a famous designer or having the photographers style that you’ve fallen in love with? It’s inevitable that you might have to make some sacrifices along thew way so that you can splurge on some other aspects. It’s important to decide on the things most important early on. If you are planning on a budget have you thought about a midweek wedding? Have a look at my post about weekday weddings.
Thinking about who you want to invite to the wedding is pretty important early on as it could dictate on the type of venue you need. If your planning on having quite a small intimate wedding then some venues have minimum guest numbers that are required and on the other hand if you are planning a wedding with big numbers you might find that you are limited too as many venues have maximum numbers due to fire regulations. Sure you can always make your guest list after booking the venue but it can be really helpful to at least have an idea. Venue prices can vary massivly depending on guest numbers so I’d personally always advise on at least having a rough idea before getting quotes.
There’s lots to do when planning the wedding and things can quickly become confusing when speaking to lot’s of potential wedding suppliers, managing your budget and checking dates. Having a way of keeping things organised is essential even if it’s just a notebook, a dedicated wedding planner, a spread sheet or even a online planner like bridebook.
Think of a wedding theme
So your wedding doesn’t have to have a theme as such but it’s a good idea to think about the feel you want for your wedding. From specific colours or moods to festival themes it can be helpful to have a concept in mind that will help you from choosing your dream venue to what food you might want. This isn’t to say that you can’t start looking around for venues and other suppliers without a theme but it can help give you some direction.
There’s so much to do when wedding planning and this list only covers a few things but I hope it gives you a some insight on where to start. Find more helpful posts from wedding planning here.