Step By Step Wedding Planner
Are you wondering, how do I plan a wedding? Do you need help on where to start?
Read on for a step by step on how to plan your wedding.
1. Tell Everyone
You’re engaged, it is an exciting time for you both so don’t forget to shout it from the rooftops and let everyone know your happy news.
2. Set Budget
This is one of the most important things you will do, and it is even more important that it is discussed and agreed before you make any plans. By ensuring you know how much you want to spend on your wedding you can ensure you are planning your wedding around what you know you can afford.
3. Hire Wedding Planner
By choosing this step, you can stop reading now! If you choose the full wedding planning service, your wedding planner can help you have the most perfect day. If you don’t want a wedding planner throughout, you should still consider hiring your wedding planner for On The Day Management as soon as you have the date and venue booked.
4. Guest List
Probably one of the hardest parts of planning with a lot of people having an opinion, however it is your day and you must invite who you want to invite not who you feel you have to. Remember, the more people you invite, the more of your budget will be spent on food and drink!
Without question, the best part of the day. The ceremony is the reason you are having your wedding! Make sure you decide early on what you want, do you want a religious service or civil ceremony? Would you prefer to get married and have your reception in the same place? These are all important decisions to make before you decide on the venue.
Thinking about what style you want, what ceremony you would like and your budget, you can now start looking at venues. Remember to think about location, flow of the day, accommodation, flexibility and available dates.
Yes, this is in here twice! Once you have confirmed the venue make sure you have confirmed your ceremony too! It is always advised to check times and availability for the ceremony whilst you are holding a date at the venue. Do not confirm one without the other.
8. Save The Dates
When you have chosen your venue and booked your date, send out those save the dates. Make sure your guests can actually make it and arrange days off and childcare if necessary!
This is where you can start having some fun, from designing your flowers and décor, to trying cakes and tasting your main meal. You can visit, taste and experience what your guests will be enjoying on your wedding day. Your suppliers can include: caterer, lighting, cake, transport, band, DJ, make up, hair stylist, venue stylist, florist, photographer, videographer, magician, artist, stationery. The list can be endless.
Let’s get dress and suit shopping! When you have the date, venue and an idea on styling, you can style your outfits to suit your wedding day. Remember to think about the weather when making your outfit choices.
These should be sent around 4-6 months before your big day. It will give a little more information about your wedding after your save the dates and it is always a great idea to style these to match your wedding, giving your guests an insight into what your day may look like.
You have hired suppliers that are specialists in their field, listen to their advice as they usually know best!
Get booking bedrooms for your wedding day, night before your wedding and even the night after your wedding if you want to extend your celebrations. If you have booked your wedding around a key event date in the local area it could bump up the prices as well as limit your available options.
Enjoy your wedding! Enjoy your hard work and enjoy every moment leading up to this.
Depending on your time scale, plan your tasks to be completed in particular months, so you focus on one thing at a time.