Wedding Planning with Attitude
They’ve popped the question and now its time to plan…
Let the exciting times begin… a wedding involves quite a bit of planning with endless details, deadlines and quite often stress, if you let it overwhelm you, however here at The Wedding Affair, we believe that this is the best time in your life. It’s where you get to talk about what you both love, what you both hate and make decisions together! The planning stages may cause family dramas and a time when you may wish that you had just eloped to some far off country all on your own! To be honest, it doesn’t have to be stressful, it doesn’t have to take months or even years, its all about the planning. Get the planning right and the rest is easy peasy, lemon queasy.
Use The Wedding Hour Checklist 2015 to help you plan the entire run up to the wedding, the day itself and of course, the all important honeymoon, we’ve thought of everything! Now, you don’t have to buy, book or plan the entire list, its there for you to use as you see fit. Add to it, delete things you don’t want and plan the things you do! It’s a working document, to be written, rewritten and amended over and over again.
There is so much choice out there; do you have a vintage wedding, a seascape wedding, a traditional wedding, an alternative wedding? Do you choose pink and ivory, gold and black, green and white? Shall we get married in a church, a registry office or our favourite venue? Shall we plan the wedding ourselves or hire a wedding co-ordinator/planner? Well, as always, personal tastes, life experiences and budgets will control your mind, your heart and your purse strings. We always recommend a planner, they can save you money in the long run, believe me! Here’s a link to some of our recommended planners and stylists… www.theweddingaffair.co.uk
1. Write a do’s and don’t list about what you like and write a set of ground rules.
2. Set the date of the wedding, remember to think of holidays, expensive times of the year, honeymoon weather etc.
3. Set a budget for the entire wedding and honeymoon. This will set the scene.
4. Ask advice from a Bride and Groom that’s already gone through the process.
5. Make a list of the most important things you want and need at your wedding, ie. photographer.
6. Decide at what point are you going to take time off work… remember if you get carried away, your mind might not be on the job!
7. Set up a Secret Pinterest Board to share your ideas with those in the know.
8. Use Social Media to do some research, particularly Instagram!
9. Buy or pick up some wedding magazines in your local newsagent or wedding fair.
10. Pop online and take a look at all that inspiration on the blogs, online magazines and across the internet. blog.theweddingaffair.co.uk
11. Look up local venues and suppliers on the internet through Directories and Wedding Websites. Here’s ours for starters… www.theweddingaffair.co.uk
12. Join in #weddinghour on Twitter every Wednesday between 9-10pm and ask for advice and help from wedding professionals all over the World. It’s great fun…
13. Make sure you buy Wedding Insurance… it can be a life saver if things don’t go to plan.
14. Keep the Champagne on ice for all those wonderful moments, like finding the right dress!
15. Have fun and enjoy this time together…
Whatever you do, there is a wealth of information out there, ready to help you plan the day of your dreams. Don’t be overwhelmed, don’t just pick the first thing that you see, research, write down your likes and dislikes and come up with something that will please everyone, but particularly the stars of the show, you and your partner… remember its not all about spending money, its about choosing the things that matter the most.
Don’t forget to download The Wedding Hour Checklist 2015…
PS. You may also want to write a Guest List and put together a Table Planner… these tools will be shared shortly. Watch this space…