Top Tips Planning your Wedding
Planning a wedding can be daunting so it’s always great to have help and that’s when a wedding planner comes in perfectly, it’s what we do on a daily basis, on hand to give advice and reassurance. But remember that you make the final decisions, it’s your special day and should be exactly as you would like.
Planning doesn’t have to be a scary task, it should be exciting, whether you find the perfect wedding planner to help you with everything or if you’re wanting to arrange everything yourself make sure you have a clear vision in mind of what you would like your day to look and feel like.
The first thing to remember before you start planning your wedding is that it is your day, don’t worry about your guests or family members in the initial stages as they may like to add their ideas for your perfect day, advice and brain storming is great, but remember everything is your final choice.
Top Tips when Planning
Choose a wedding planner you can trust, one that listens to your ideas and vision and focuses on delivering your perfect day.
Budget – decide how much you would like to spend on your big day.
The guest list - invite the people you want to be there for your special day. Whether you are looking forward to a small intimate wedding with your closest family and friends or a more elaborate occasion with everyone you know, whatever you choose is perfect for you. Pleasing everyone isn’t why you’re getting married, so keep your guest list to the people you have always dreamed of being there to see you exchange your vows and make your commitment to each other.
The Destination - where have you always dreamed of getting married? Are you a home bird who already has your venue picked out or are you looking for something different and want to jump on a plane and get married somewhere abroad? Choose your dream destination and your plans will follow.
Choosing your destination can help with so many more aspects of your wedding like the theme of the day, guest list etc.
Maid of Honour and Best Man - choosing your maid of honour and best man should be such an easy decision as these are normally your closest friends or family. Choose someone you trust who will be there for you throughout your wedding planning and on the day. They will be your support system who celebrate closely with you from your engagement, through to your hen/stag party all the way to your special day. They want your day to be as perfect as you do.
Photographer/Videographer - Choose the right photographer for you, styles and packages vary, research their portfolio.
Our top tip when choosing a photographer is to choose a professional not a family member or friend, this can take away from their part in your special day and mean they end up missing out on the fun.
Entertainment – how would you like to celebrate throughout your day and evening? Would you like a musician for when you walk down the aisle, your cocktail reception, during your evening meal or for your evening entertainment. Perhaps you would prefer to just have a DJ. Your options are endless.
The Extra Finishing Touches – your wedding cake, perhaps you would like an ice cream cart and games for your guests during your cocktail reception. Don’t forget to budget for wedding favours, transport.
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Remember the importance of your day – this is the day you make your commitment to each other to share the rest of your lives together, the love of your life. If there is something personal to you both that is appropriate, include it in your wedding day plans. This is a day you want to remember forever so make it special and personal to you both.
If you would like further tips and advice or would like to arrange a call to discuss your special day in more detail, please feel free to contact us anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org