Amanda Dawe
Amanda Dawe 24 Nov 2017

We’ve just booked our venue for may 2019. But now I don’t no where to...

We’ve just booked our venue for may 2019. But now I don’t no where to start. Any ideas ladies please. Xx

Emma Raisborough
Emma Raisborough 24 Nov 2017

Look at photographers, confirm your guest list and send out save the dates if you are doing this.

Chloé Roe
Chloé R 24 Nov 2017

I'd start by making some spreadsheets so you can keep on top of budget/ guests etc.
Then I'd start looking on the internet for ideas and things you want and then you can start booking- pinterest is great for ideas.
Also have a look to see if there are any wedding fairs around you to go to.
Make a list of everything you need/want ie. photographers, cake, entertainment, invites, florist etc.
For photographers our venue recommended having a look on their website or portfolio and seeing which pictures you like- more often then not the photos you like best are from one or two different photographers- meaning you like their style of pictures so quite a good person to get in contact with first.
The earlier you get things booked the more likely you are to get your first choice on everything too.
Hope this has helped, good luck and enjoy the planning

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 24 Nov 2017

Have you provisionally booked the registrar?

Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 24 Nov 2017

Hi Check with church or registrar if they have the date available :)

Kayleigh Eldridge
Kayleigh Eldridge 24 Nov 2017

Start researching photographers and videographers as the good ones go quickly, then decide about entertainment that you want eg.photobooths, discos, go to wedding fairs and shop around, ask for deals if you can on things..and both of you sit down and write a list of the things that are important to your wedding day and BUDGET them! Dress shopping is fun so enjoy that and don't stress out! It's a lovely fun time so enjoy it...also don't rush to choose bridesmaids out of excitement, things change trust me!!!!! Haha xx

Jodie Howard
Jodie Howard 24 Nov 2017

Work out your budget and style before anything. Also make a list of what things are important to you.

Christina Stevens
Christina Stevens 25 Nov 2017

I'm getting married 26th may 2019 and I have done the save the date in magnet form. I have booked venue and registrar have also booked photographer and cake maker have chosen colour theme and I have found my dress but definitely do a budget. I might be way ahead of myself but I've been waiting 10 years for this lol xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Nov 2017

i get married 25th may 19 n i booked church n venue first, then my make up artist (believe it or not booked her in aug n the lady id originally wanted was already booked!) then photographer then wedding cars n then the venue dresser, after xmas i will be booking for hairdresser n starting to look for flowers and cake, im not having photo booths or anything like that but if you want them id look at them too

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Nov 2017

Church or registrar 1st then photos,flowers,dresses.suits,rings,cake

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Nov 2017

Photographer as they can book up quick, with my partner been twice to National Wedding show which was useful for ideas

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Nov 2017

My biggest advice to you is shop around do not go with the first price. Choose your style then start collecting bits and pieces. Do your research on photographers, the most expensive are not always the best. I had two amazing photographers £500 coverage from 7am till 11pm inc all copying rights and a drone for pictures outside the tipis amazing where as all the fancy ones you meet at wedding fairs etc we’re charging £1,500 to start with. Xx good luck

Lisa Maddison
Lisa Maddison 26 Nov 2017

Me and my partner get married 31.5.19 first thing we did was work out our budget then booked our venue and registrar, then photographer. We found those were the things to book first as dates in 2019 that we wanted were filling up

Chealsie Reuter
Chealsie Reuter 26 Nov 2017

I'm getting married 5th may 2019 and have booked venue, register, florist, makeup, photographer and entertainment (still need hair, cake, dresses, suits etc) but did lots of research and quotes before booking and made a budget 👍 good luck with planning your wedding 😊

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Nov 2017

It might be worth buying a wedding planner - I got one off Amazon for £10 ... it helps to make sure you havent forgotten anything!

Rebecca Jade
Rebecca Jade 26 Nov 2017

We get married in April 2019, we've booked the venue, registrar, photographer and photo booth. The next thing on my list is the cake! Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 27 Nov 2017

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UKbride Administrator 27 Nov 2017

MTH Events offers consultancy, management and execution services so if you need full support or just a point in the right direction they’re ideal for any budget you have x

Hazel Cottrell
Hazel Cottrell 29 Nov 2017

Sort out your budget! We chose everything we wanted, added up the costs and then looked if we could save for that / afford that.

Grace Claydon
Grace Claydon 30 Nov 2017

Spreadsheet galore has worked for me! I do enjoy doing that kind of thing though.

I put together a budget spreadsheet firstly with forcasted, actual and difference for each part of the wedding/suppliers/services.

I then did a guest list spreadsheet for day/evening - with save the dates, invites, rsvp, gift received, Thank you note sent.

Happy planning :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 3 Dec 2017

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