5 TIPS WHEN STARTING TO PLAN YOUR WEDDING
5 TIPS WHEN PLANNING YOUR WEDDING.
1. Set a date and choose your venue.
One of the first things you have to do when planning your wedding is to set a date and then choose a venue or venues. One of the best things about planning your wedding is getting to look around some amazing venues. Remember you may not always get the venue that you had your heart set on, so be flexible and have a couple of alternative venue choices as well.
2. Get Inspired.
Start by thinking about all the weddings that you have been to....What did you like about them?....What did you not like ?....What would you change?
remember, it is your day and it can be anything you want it to be.
Use websites like Pinterest for inspiration. Attend Wedding Fayres and meet wedding suppliers that are in your are and from further afield.
Create a scrapbook for all your ideas and you can refer back to it when planning.
3. Book your Wedding Suppliers.
Now that you've set the date and booked the venue you will need to book wedding suppliers to help you realise your vision. The average couple use between 13 - 15 suppliers, so its important to start booking them as early as possible. Entertainment and photography are among those who get booked up well in advance, so if you have a favoured supplier for these, get them booked as soon as possible.
Make sure that any suppliers you do choose, issue you with a written contract. Check their websites and social media pages to see what kind of reviews they are getting and what services they can provide.
4. Plan your budget.
With so many options for entertainment, photography, videography, venue decor, cakes and of course dresses, it is so easy to overspend. Set yourself a budget and keep referring back to it during the planning process. get several quotes for each type of supplier. Don't always base your choices on price alone.
5. Create your guest list.
Before booking your venue, take into account the number of guests you would like to be with you on your big day. Nothing worse than choosing the perfect venue and then discovering its either too big or too small for the number of guests you wish to invite. Deciding who to invite and who not to invite is not an easy task. Our advice would be to set up some rules beforehand and to stick to them. For example, if they are not related to you and you haven't spoken to them in several years...do you need to invite them?
Incidentally these basics can be applied to planning any type of celebration. Happy Planning.
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