Congratulations! You have just got engaged and now about to embark on this special journey of wedding planning….or sterssful in my case. You are in for an rollercoaster ride that is for sure. But there are a few minor details you need to sort before tasting cakes…or do it while tasting cakes..go wild.
Ok the budget. One of the biggest decisions you need to make when it comes to wedding planning is your budget. This is what everything will revolve around. Everyone has a different budget to stick to. The main thing is that you are marrying the love of your life. So try not to get too fixated on what the figure is. Some families like to get involved and help pay towards the wedding. It may not feel like a comfortable conversation to have, but get those chats out-of-the-way as soon as possible. This will enable you to make all the big decisions going forward. Also, look into ways you can save money, by doing little DIY’s yourself.
The next thing you need to consider is your guest list. The guest list subject can be a touchy conversation to have with parents. They may want to include some family friends that you may not have considered. Try and get the difficult conversations out-of-the-way as soon as possible. Knowing your numbers enables you to get quotes and book other things in the future. This is an opportunity to work out exactly who you want to attend your wedding, and who you don’t intend to invite. However, bear in mind that the venue will be one of the hardest decisions you make. There is a lot riding on the place you pick. Whether there is a nice ceremony space, is the reception big enough? There are plenty of questions that you need to ask the venue so that you can determine if it is the right place to host your wedding. Also when you go view a venue it’s good have a rough idea of how many guests you will be having, so you can get a better more accurate quote for how much your wedding will cost.
The flowers are one of the things you may not be clued up on. Which is why research and time is important for choosing the right flowers. There is so much to consider. From what you need to what flowers will be in season. This is when speaking to flower shops could help you become more informed with your decisions. Or if this is an area you’re looking to DIY yourself, why not take a florist’s workshop, so you can gain the skills but save some money at the same time.
Once you have your venue, you need to sort your licence and a church or registrar, it’s best to do this as soon as your venue is booked so you know you have the space, or someone available to marry you. But once you have done the logistics, have fun with it. Try cake and drink champagne, try on dresses and suits, go to wedding fairs and get inspiration.
Today I will be visiting 4 possible wedding venues, will let you know how we get on tomorrow. Who knows we might have a venue by the end of the week. Exciting hey?