Help ensure that your special day goes without a hitch by following our foolproof steps for planning your perfect wedding. From the guest list to venues, we’ve got your wedding planning covered.
Start Planning Your Wedding Early
You may already have your ideal wedding date in mind which is a couple of years away but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now. The earlier you start planning, the easier, and less stressful it will be. Starting your wedding planning with a clear idea of what you want will help you keep on top of everything and make sure you don’t forget anything important. Your first three things to consider should always be insurance, budget and your guest list numbers.
Set a Realistic Budget
Don’t start spending any money until you have set a realistic budget that you can definitely afford. A common mistake is forgetting to factor in all the little extras you need to include for your budget to work. Make sure you remember to include additional costs like gifts, dress alterations and any beauty expenses for the big day. These things can quickly start to add up!
Make the Most of Helping Hands
While it may be your big day, your friends and family will be more than willing to help you out and will likely want to be part of your wedding planning process. By enlisting the help of people you trust, you’ll likely feel you can trust them to help you make important decisions.
Be Selective with Your Wedding Guest List
One of the very first things you should do is sort out your guest list. This is extremely important as you can then focus on finding the perfect venue that will comfortably cater for your chosen number of wedding guests. Your biggest wedding expense will likely be costs per head, so make sure you are only inviting the people you want at your wedding.
Get Your Wedding Stationery Right
Wedding stationery is one of the most important parts of any wedding day. From your save-the-date cards that will give your guests a taste of what to expect on the big day, to matching RSVP cards, invitations, and on-the-day stationery, you may want to consider personalised wedding stationery. If you’re in search of some ideas, this collection of wedding stationery will point you in the right direction.
Make Sure You Have a Plan B
When it comes to planning your big day, it’s important that you factor in things that could potentially go wrong on the big day. This could include anything from rain to an issue with your caterer. It’s important that you plan for every eventuality and account for anything that could potentially go wrong so you are not left stressed out on the day.
Get Your Wedding Menu Right
At any wedding, one of the biggest talking points will be the food. From bake-offs to buffets and hog roasts, at modern weddings, it’s definitely the quirkier the better when it comes to your food menu. Make sure you avoid skimping in this area, as hungry guests are never a good thing!