You met the man of your dreams and you said yes to that magical moment when he proposed. Now, you're off to planning one of the biggest events of your life: your wedding day.
It's an overwhelming process and your wedding, being a special day for you and your husband-to-be, needs to run as smoothly as possible. If you're not sure where to start, below are some of the things you need to do first to get you going.
1. What's your budget?
Every aspect of your wedding planning will depend on the budget that you're willing to spend for it. It's not an easy task to do, but it's the first one you need to consider. You wouldn't want to be falling in love with the picturesque chapel and venue only to find out that you can't afford it. Budget is something that you need to discuss with your partner and your parents as if they shelled out money for spending on their wedding day get them to tell you, so at least you'll have an idea on how you can allocate your money to vendors and other expenditures.
2. Go to Pinterest for inspiration:
The fun part of planning your wedding is coming up with inspirations to achieve the wedding of your dreams. This is easier done nowadays because there are many platforms that you can get ideas from. Whether you're going for a rustic, classic vibe, or a colorful and playful theme, you'll find photos that you can put on your inspiration board for planning. Start this process as early as you can so that once you have a solid plan in mind, it's easier to look for suppliers and to plan the rest of the details.
3. Build a guest list as early as now:
The number of people you invite to your wedding will affect your budget since a big bulk of the expenses will go to the venue and the food. There are large conference venues in the UK that you can rent for reception or you can opt for a garden wedding if you want a more intimate setting. Before reserving a venue or looking for a caterer, you may want to finalize the number of guests first. Choose the members of your entourage and confirm, and then work your way into listing down the guests you want to invite from both sides.
4. Finalize the wedding date:
The church and venue availability will determine the event date. Even though this is the case, list down potential days that you want to get married and list down a few reserves so you'll still have something to work on if the initial choices aren't available.
5. Think of a creative hashtag:
Hashtags are becoming an essential part of weddings. It's hard to come up with a creative and catchy one, so give yourself enough time to think of a hashtag.
Weddings are hard to plan but if you give yourself enough time and be as organized as you can, it shouldn't be as stressful. If you need help, there are apps online that will give you a checklist of things that you need to do and complete.