Top 5 Wedding Tips For Planning Your Wedding
Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking. It’s not something you just throw together in a couple of days. There are so many details which need to be taken into consideration before you book your venue and then the suppliers who bring your dream wedding to life.
It is so easy to get lost in all the noise and advice you are given as you plan the day of your dreams. You, as a couple have to be crystal clear about what you want for your special day. Remember it’s your wedding, not a community project.
Here are my Top 5 Tips.
1. Make A Huge List
I would recommend you as a couple spend a large amount of time together writing down all the things you want for your special day. You both need to clear your minds and focus, plus you have to be very honest with one another.
I would suggest making a huge list of all the things you want. The type of wedding, Castle, Barn or Country Mansion. How many people do you want to invite? How big do you want your wedding? A small intimate affair or a lavish occasion? Do you you have a theme in mind? Is there something you both have in common? What are your must haves? What do you both love about weddings? What do you hate about weddings? What mistakes do you want to avoid? Do you want a band or DJ? The list of questions is endless but make sure you are both crystal clear about your vision, your dream wedding, the day of your dreams.
Take as much time as you need but I believe this is one of most important steps.
Once you have both decided the wedding you want you’ll be desperate to start researching all the things you have both discussed.
The average wedding costs £35,000 with 40% of couples going over budget. These figures are staggering.
You must budget. It's fundimental. There are so many wedding budgeting apps out there, download one and set aside a budget for each part of your big day. Your venue, your dress, the honeymoon your evening entertainment. Go through everything and be honest with one another.
This process will save you the a lot of heartbreak down the line. There will be things that get over looked, so whatever your budget is add 20%.
Then it’s time to got to work. Once you know your budget and what you want you can begin to barter and haggle with your venue and suppliers. Remember they want your business as much as you want them to work alongside you. You may not get all the things you both desire but with a clear focus and budget in mind you will both know what you are looking to achieve.
3. Don’t get Overwhelmed
It can very easy to get lost and feel overwhelmed by the whole thing. I always give this advice, little and often. Don’t try and get everything done in the first month.
Research a supplier, a theme, a style, your dress, your venue each week or every few days. Go to wedding fairs to help with your research. Share the burden with your partner, your family and your close friends, but be clear about what you are both trying to achieve.
The best person to speak to would be your wedding coordinator from your venue. They plan weddings every day so will know all the answers, help you source the right suppliers and offer you the right advice.