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UKbride Member Request 17 Jan 2019

I don't really know what I'm doing

I have no clue on how to prepare for this wedding . I'm so out of my depth help?

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Jan 2019

Depending where you are and what your budget is you might want to engage wedding planners. I always thought that was a rip of but there are some that help you as much or as little as you need, Katie and Charlotte from Blacksheep Events are amazing if you are in Kent.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Jan 2019

Sign up for Bridebook! I was much the same as you, didn't even know where to start. It breaks all the tasks down and gives you a timeline. I'd have been lost without it!
As a starting point I'd say budget. Decide how much you want to spend. You'll probably go over a bit as there's loads of little things that you don't think about at the beginning! Then have a think about what style of wedding you would like, given your available budget. Go see a few venues to get the ideas going.
Good luck!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Jan 2019

If you are just starting, set a budget then break it down in to chunks, venue (these can book up early especially if you want a specific date or month) entertainment, food, invites etc
Somethings will go hand in hand.
Involve you HTB, maid of honour, parents..in laws..family, as much or a little as you want.
We didn't have a clue either so we went to some wedding fairs for ideas and you get to see venues aswell, it gives you ideas of cost. Most of all ENJOY the process, it is after all, all about, you,... the happy couple!!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Jan 2019

I used the Bridebook app to help me! The check list made sure I didn't overlook anything and it's free!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Jan 2019

I agree with using Bridebook it is AMAZING. I felt the same as you literally a few weeks ago but now I know what I’m doing. I started with venue and sorting a registrar and once those two was done it’s just all flowing now

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Jan 2019

Buy a wedding planner from places like paperchase! I has every little thing you need to think about written down, so you never forget anything because you can just flick through the pages:)

Jessica Pearce
Jessica Pearce 18 Jan 2019

I would start with deciding on a budget, seeing how many guests you want and then get a venue from there... Just take your first step and the rest will all fall in place

Rebecca Parry
Rebecca Parry 18 Jan 2019

The Wedding Planners would be able to help you.

Louise Newson
Louise Newson 18 Jan 2019

One step at a time, decide what you want ( Church wedding/ abroad etc) then work out how much it will cost, set date based on what you want to spend and how long it will take you to save.... best advice I could give is keep an open mind, and be willing to adjust if it's gonna be a better fit.xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 19 Jan 2019

Spend thousands of pounds on the event. Invite loads of people you won’t see for the next 10 years and then get divorced and give all your money to your ex wife. Simples.

Alex Perkins
Alex Perkins 19 Jan 2019

Right, start out having a conversation with your fiancé about that you’d both be happy spending, and then talk to family’s to see if anyone is able to help too, when talk to your fiancé about things that really matter to your on your wedding day! We both did a top 3! Ie good photography, amazing food, cheese wheel wedding cake 😂 and then started to shop around for things. We did a rough budget plan on webwant to spend on each category within our budget. Then look for venues, when you have your venue and date set it’s seems less scary from there. I’d do food next, then celebrant / ceremony bits. Then you can take it easy and start looking for dresses, catering, and then a once that’s sorted I’d do photographer and music!

Becky Mitchinson
Becky Mitchinson 25 Jan 2019

start with a budget and a idea of date then decide wether you want church registry office or another venue such as hotel then work around that xxx

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