How to plan a wedding in 2015January 8, 2015
Whether you only have a few months to prepare or a whole year, use our feature to make sure you’re on top of all the important essentials you need for your wedding.
Be a decision-maker
When you’re planning a wedding, it can be a stressful process especially when it comes to making decisions.
Many of us are notorious for finding decision-making difficult, but now is the time to make easy and a habit. Write down your options and weigh the pros and cons of each, before finalising what you want to do.
As an individual, you may have a rough idea in your mind on what you want, but remember both of you have to agree on the same thing.
Keep everything in one folder
Magazine cuttings, important receipts, venue information and photographer details can easily get lost during the wedding planning process.
Create one folder, complete with dividers, to help keep all your things together. Maybe not the wedding dress ideas though…
Send out invites ASAP
To almost guarantee full attendance of your guest list, send out ‘save the date’ invitations a few months in advance before you send out the official invites.
If you’re already clued up on your list, send invitations to your guests as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. This also helps when you order catering for the reception.
All inclusive wedding venue?
All inclusive wedding venues are convenient if you don’t have long to plan your big day. They are also ideal for couples who are on a budget.
Depending on the venue, many places offer catering, guest rooms at discounted prices and the ceremony.
Order the wedding cake promptly
Depending on how detailed you would like your wedding cake, book quickly to get your ideal time slot at the bakers.
This is especially important if you’re looking to have intricate detail or numerous layers on your cake.
D.I.Y the wedding favours
Wedding favours can become quite expensive, so we recommend getting creative and making them yourself.
Favours don’t have to be complicated, from a jar of sweets to a small box of items that represent you as a couple.
Keep your flowers local
Research which flower shops are local in your area or nearby your wedding venue because the less travelled they are, the longer they’ll stay fresh.
Booking your honeymoon
Hopefully you both have a good idea where you want to go for your honeymoon; therefore it’s time to get booking ASAP.
The honeymoon is one of the most expensive investments for a wedding, so we recommend looking online for bargains as early as possible.
If you’re on a really tight budget, rent out a traditional English cottage in the countryside for a romantic getaway.
Find the right photographer
You want to make sure you have the perfect souvenir to remember your special day – the wedding photo album.
Take your time scouting professional photographers and their rates. If you have married friends or family, and liked the results of their photos, ask them for recommendations.
The wedding dress
Take your time choosing your wedding dress to find the right one for you. Enjoy the experience of trying on beautiful gowns until you have a few options to choose from.