Have you just got engaged? The congratulations are in order. You are about to embark on the wedding planning journey. This can be one of the most exciting periods of your life, or it can turn into one of the most stressful. It will be eventful that’s for sure. But I can imagine you are eager to get started.
On average, a couple will be engaged for eighteen months before tying the knot. This is the time spent to arrange a great wedding. With weddings on average costing over twenty thousand pounds, it’s worth knowing your budget from the outset. People have had amazing days for a fraction of that price. So let’s get started. Here are some of the things you can consider and start looking into the moment you say yes
Buy some wedding magazines
Head to the shops right now and buy some wedding magazines. These offer great inspiration. They can supply you with many ideas and hints and tips for planning. There is always plenty of wedding dress pictures in a bridal magazine. This is where it’s worth book marking some of the things you like the look of. Also, many magazines run articles with thrifty guides on how to do things on a shoestring budget, right through to theme and colour ideas. You will find yourself lost in a wedding world for a while, but it’s also quite exciting.
The best thing about the wedding magazines is they often showcase real life weddings. This is where you get to have a glimpse on how someone else planned their day. From how much they spent, their handy tips and ideas on decor.
Get Pinterest happy
During your wedding planning, pinterest will become your favourite tool. It is jam packed with inspiration for every wedding eventuality. This may be wedding’s abroad, winter wonderland theme and spring flings. You will find wedding ideas on a small budget right through to the most lavish of themes costing a fortune. Whatever your budget or idea may be, Pinterest will have a pin to help you get what you want.
It’s worth setting up a few boards. Many people have some for stationary, dresses and themes. But you could have as many as you want. Whatever will help you with you planning process.
Obtain some samples to build a vision board
While you may not want to get things set in stone just yet, it’s worth creating a vision for your day. This is where obtaining Wedding invitation samples; cuttings from magazines. Even material cut offs will be vital to bring your board together. It will allow your vision to take place and for you to make the right choices on some of the bigger things.
Invest in a wedding planner
I don’t necessarily mean a wedding planner as a person, more of the stationary kind. A wedding planner, these days details budgets, reminds you of things that need to get booked and allows you to have a place for all your ideas. It can be an essential guide and tool. It’s a great thing to take with you to wedding meetings with different suppliers, allowing you to keep everything in the one place. If you like to be organised, then this thing will become your wedding bible.
Discuss the time of year and set a date
The one thing you need to discuss is the wedding date. Firstly, the conversation may start with the time of year you want to get married. So consider whether you want to get married in the Summer. This happens to be the high season where you will find some of the costs, including the venue, will be higher. Or maybe you don’t mind and would consider getting married in quieter months to keep your cost down. This will be months like January, for example. The next thing would be the date. Perhaps you know the date you want it to be.
A great tip would be to consider an alternative date to a Saturday. This happens to be the most expensive day to get married. A lot of people are considering midweek now, and Fridays and Sundays have grown in popularity over the years. If you are watching your budget, this is one of the ways you can save.
Communicate ideas with one another
Finally, as hard as it may be to run away with it, try and keep the communication open with your partner. People tend to forget the groom sometimes, and it is just as much their day as it is for the bride. You may find they have some great ideas.
I hope this helps you get your wedding planning underway.