The Top Tips of Wedding Planning
Start planning early
You’ve got May 2018 in your mind as the ideal wedding date, but don’t think that means you have to wait two years before you start planning! The earlier you get onto it, the easier, and less stressful it will be as your day approaches. Having a clear plan before you start will help you keep on top of everything and be sure that you don’t forget something important. Insurance, rough guest list numbers and the budget should always be your first three things.
DO stick to your budget
Yes, your wedding is one of the most important days of your life but no, it is not an excuse to blow all of your savings. Plan a budget with your fiancé and stick to it. Decide what is most important to you, where you can afford to splurge, and where you must compromise. And don’t ever be pressured into spending more than you can afford. Wedding planners and bridal consultants will likely have a go big or go home mentality (after all, it’s not their money you’re spending), so don’t be seduced. Stay strong and remain firm in your budget beliefs, and will make for a much happier and much less stressful wedding in the long run. The last thing you want is to still be paying off your wedding 10 years later.
Be selective with the guest list
Sorting the guest list early is important so you can then focus on finding the perfect venue that will cater for your chosen number of guests. Costs per head will most likely be your biggest expense, so don’t be guilt–tripped into inviting people you don’t want to come. It’s the biggest and hardest decision in the whole planning process, but it has to be yours and your h2b’s decision only.
Book the best photographer you can
Your wedding album is how you’ll relive the cherished memories of your day, so don’t underestimate the importance of a good photographer. Research carefully and find someone who understands exactly what you want. Engagement shooed are a great idea too, because you’ll get to know your photographer better as well as practise your poses!