So you’re getting married, congratulations! Getting married can be daunting and perhaps overwhelming.

Wedding Planning Tips

Here’s just a few tips to bear in mind at the start…

1. Start planning early

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. Find your wedding venue, this is the foundation, this will set the style and tone for your wedding, helping with numbers, and booking other suppliers once your date is confirmed.

2. Helping hands

Although it’s your big day, your friends and family will be more than willing to help and will want to be involved in the planning. By getting help from people you trust, you’re more likely to feel that you can be honest if things aren’t exactly as you want them!

3. Compromise

Try to always take into consideration each other’s opinions when planning the event so that you create a day which reflects both of your personalities. Unless one of you prefers to take the laid back approach!

4. Nail the budget

Don’t spend anything until you’ve set a realistic budget that won’t stretch you too far. It’s a common mistake to forget all the little extras, too – for the budget to work, you need to factor in every detail.

5. Selective 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.

6. 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.

7. Get the menu spot on

One of the biggest talking points at any wedding is the food. From hog roasts and buffets to bake offs and mini fish ‘n’ chips, the quirkier the better! Avoid skimping in this area – hungry guests are never a good thing!

Written by Katy