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Wedding planning

What’s the best way to plan a wedding

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Venue would be best best first after you have decided on a date, then work out how many people you are wanting to invite. Then everything else will just happen, whether it's in order or not. Xx

Leah Drew-Savage
Leah Drew-Savage 9 Apr 2019

Do things the way you want to and don’t let anyone else interfere or influence you. It’s you and your partners’ big day as long as it’s what you want stuff everyone else. That’s what we’ve done and so up until now it’s been relatively stress free. Getting married in less than 3 months now 😊

Kayleigh Hulse
Kayleigh Hulse 9 Apr 2019

Firstly, work out a rough budget anda rough amount of guests then you can look at venues within that cost and the right size. Everything else will fall into place then. Have a look at some wedding fairs, venders have good offers on there. Good luck and enjoy every moment xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Remember it’s about you marrying the love of your life. It’s not about anyone else’s happiness .. people who love you and are happy for you will support whatever you decide! Big wedding, or small, at home or abroad, it doesn’t matter! Don’t be afraid to say no to people x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Ignore any and all unwelcome and unhelpful suggestions.
Find jobs your other half can do so you’re not left to do it all solo.
If anyone says something you’re planning means they don’t want to come, try and feel nothing but relieved that their negativity is gone with them

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Agree on a budget and how many people you want to invite and give yourself plenty of time to organise and to save x

Kayleigh E Alman
Kayleigh E Alman 9 Apr 2019

The first thing we did was set a date followed by venues.. everything else just followed. There’s no right or wrong answer for this, it depends what you want to do so do whatever you feel is best x

Roseanne Farrant
Roseanne Farrant 9 Apr 2019

Write a list of everything you need to sort out & prioritise them. Choose your wedding party carefully to ensure your getting the best support possible, and don’t rush into anything. Take peoples opinions into consideration but don’t feel pushed into doing them, it’s your day so plan it how you want. You’ll always have one family member who wants to put in their 2 pence piece about everything from the cake to the guest list - so if you don’t invite Uncle Albert who you haven’t seen in 15 years then tough! Trust me, half the time your not noticing them sort of people anyway so it makes no difference if their there or not! Sort out a budget and try to stick to it as much as possible - as soon as suppliers know it’s a wedding the price goes up! Don’t skimp out on wedding rings or photography, they are the only 2 things you will take away from your day to cherish forever! Most importantly have fun. You only plan on doing this once, so do it your way and talk to eachother about what you want. The day will go perfectly for both of you regardless of what happens. I’ve been married nearly 1 year now, and even though it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it was perfect for us 🙂 xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Hannah, some good advice here xxx

Amy Vigor-Green
Amy Vigor-Green 9 Apr 2019

The first thing I did was write a wish list of everything we wanted for our day and also a guest list so we new how big the venue had to be.
We started with the venue and once we had that and registrar booked it was then food, drinks, decor and our outfits etc. Once you've got the venue sorted everything else just seems to fall into place x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

First thing should be budget, then date, then venue, when you know how much you can afford it will make the other things easier to decide on xx but remember it's your wedding, if you don't want or can't afford something don't be pressured into it xx

Natalie Stavrou
Natalie Stavrou 9 Apr 2019

Agree on a budget first and agree on some dates. Next I would say guest list as it can dramatically alter the spend on the venue, food, location etc xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Agree on a budget, if on a tight budget agree on the most important things that u want to spend your money on.guest list next.Ignore negative opinions, do what suits you both as a couple your the ones paying for it if your having a theme/colour scheme decide on that then it becomes easier to make decisions about flowers, decor, dresses ect. Enjoy the planning :) x

Keisha Hull
Keisha Hull 9 Apr 2019

Have an idea on the budget, but firstly list everything you really want in your wedding and how much you think you should pay for it and/or how much you can afford to spend on it. Then research everything on it, and how much it will cost to have the wedding you dream of.
A good list goes a long way. Make a list of all the people you want to invite and which part of the day.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Bride book; organisation
Window shop/go in places and see in person price tags etc x

Elizabeth Pratt
Elizabeth Pratt 9 Apr 2019

Stick to your budget!!

Melissa Potter
Melissa Potter 9 Apr 2019

We did a mind map first then started to look at different venues and attending wedding fairs to get ideas.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Lots of wedding fayres and bridebook x

Natalie Rowena
Natalie Rowena 9 Apr 2019

Start with budget, find a date, if you have a lower budget think about an off season wedding.. I write a blog about how I planned our wedding...

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Decide what you want, and the budget, then "shop around" approach lots of different people (i.e. florists) to get the best price

Helen Greene
Helen Greene 9 Apr 2019

Think of a budget first, then agree on a guest list. Then enjoy looking at venues etc and start planning your lovely day 🥰

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Make a friend who’s trade is “events planning” your bridesmaid.... Emma Hatt

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Start with a budget then go on holiday instead.

Heather Durrant
Heather Durrant 9 Apr 2019

We have an excel spreadsheet everything goes on it. We ignore everyone’s help and have done most of it ourselves. Enjoy it

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I’m trying to get my partner to just get married me and him , no fuss & then we can have a party to celebrate with friends and family afterwards

Abigail McCarthy
Abigail McCarthy 9 Apr 2019

Don't lol

Luisa Muratore
Luisa Muratore 9 Apr 2019

Lists and spreadsheets! 😁😜 xx

Hayley Wright-Mitchell
Hayley Wright-Mitchell 10 Apr 2019

App called Bridebook. After you set your date, it will give you a month by month, and week by week breakdown of everything you need to do by your wedding date. You can also set a budget and search vendors

Laurisa Kerr
Laurisa Kerr 11 Apr 2019

take month by month give ur self tasks then it doesn't build up make sure it's fun and not stressful

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 11 Apr 2019

In a calm and rational manner

Nicola Simmonds
Nicola Simmonds 11 Apr 2019

Break the wedding into bite sized chunks. Dress, venue, cake, food etc each of those sections can be broken down again dress - style, length, shoes, jewellery, perfume, accessories. It can help you decide what you want and avoid forgetting it. Plus lots of research online, looking at pictures to get ideas. Excel is great to use as a checklist and calculator.


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