When your other half got down on one knee and popped the question you thought it was all a dream. The thought of spending the rest of your life with him made you giddy with excitement, not to mention the thought of planning the most epic wedding ever!
Finding the perfect wedding dress is your absolute dream and you can’t wait to start the process of planning and preparing for your divine wedding day. People keep telling you to enjoy the planning aspect because you will never get to experience it again. You and your partner are ready to dive right into it and start creating the most incredible day ever. From the venue viewings to the flower picking, you can’t wait to get started. Here are a handful of elements you might want to get started with right now.
You can choose your style of invites whenever you want; you don’t even need a guest list or venue yet. It’s always great to look around online and get some inspiration from the moment you start planning. Your mind is bound to change as the months go by so start by looking at
Pure Invitation’s wedding invites. You will be able to start getting ideas and exploring all of the styles you love, without having to commit right away. Once you have written your guest list and firmed up all of the details with the venue, you will be able to go ahead and order them!
This is probably one of the planning elements that is the most fun, but takes the most time. You will need to schedule in appointments several months in advance so that you can take a look around all of your dream locations.
Think about the size of the space and of course the cost. Most venues with offer a reduced price for getting married Monday-Thursday and then the prices skyrocket as soon as you mention a weekend or Bank Holiday. There are pros and cons to both choices, so assess your budget and do what’s right for you both. It’s your wedding day so try not to think about making other people happy.
Now that your venue is all firmed up it’s time to start thinking about making it look fabulous. Flowers are another huge element of your wedding that you need to book way in advance. You would be surprised at how quickly the popular florists get booked up so find your favorite and get your name in their diary.
Wedding flowers can cost anything from £300 to £3000, so it’s really up to you to tell the florist how big you want to go. Make sure you check what their minimum spend is before you go ahead and book them; you don’t want any shocks or surprises when you find out you need to spend a thousand pounds on blooms.
Flowers don’t have to be the only kind of decoration you include in your wedding. You can spruce up any venue with balloons, lanterns and candles, which can be a lot more cost effective. Think about what will make an impact to your guests, rather than going too overboard and choosing everything you possibly can! Maybe your ceremony room would look beautiful with petals and lanterns scattered down the aisle and maybe your dining room would look spectacular with suspended ceiling balloons. Consider all of the decor options carefully and you will be able to make the right decisions in no time.
You want to choose a delicious menu that your guests are going to love; it’s true that most guests look forward to the food the most. If you have a limited budget then you should definitely look to spend a good proportion of this on the food. Whether you indulge in a sumptuous three-course meal or you want to go all out with a spectacular dessert table there are so many innovative options to explore when it comes to food.
Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting times of your life, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Enjoy every moment.
Make the choices based on yourself and your partner’s preferences. Don’t feel obliged to make other people happy during your day; of course, you want everybody to have an amazing time, but you don’t have to consider them as much as you might think. As long as you love the venue, flower, decorations and the food you will be ready to have the most perfect day ever!