UKbride Member Request 28 Oct 2019

I am currently planning my wedding

I have just got engaged. Getting married October 2023 but want it to be perfect. What’s the next step?

Kerry Robson
Kerry Robson 29 Oct 2019

Book the venue then work around that 🙂

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Oct 2019

Wow 4 years away! You'll be sick of planning by 2021

Jessica Iveson
Jessica Iveson 29 Oct 2019

Wedding insurance before you book anything! Then enjoy venue hunting

Sarah Cunane
Sarah Cunane 29 Oct 2019

Budget, no point looking at what you cant afford and falling in love with it. Also cake people and photographers as flowers can get booked up a year in advance

Charlotte Palmer
Charlotte Palmer 29 Oct 2019

I chose my theme first. Then we found everything else just fell into place naturally xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Oct 2019

Just venue then year before book rest just start wedding fund

Andrea Lawlor
Andrea Lawlor 29 Oct 2019

Set a budget! Most important thing then you won't book things out of price range.

I was always told start with the 4 key things too:
1. Someone to marry you
2. Venue
3. Catering
4. Photographer

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Oct 2019

Find a venue x

Jaymee-Leigh McAliece
Jaymee-Leigh McAliece 29 Oct 2019


Lisa Wood
Lisa Wood 29 Oct 2019

Enjoy being engaged for a while, look around at different venues, look on Pinterest for ideas. So much can change in 3 years. Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Oct 2019

Congratulations ️. You don’t need to worry about booking any thing for another year. But then you need to book venu 1st, then photographer. Everything else comes after that ️. Xx

Kayleigh Phillips
Kayleigh Phillips 29 Oct 2019

Look around at local venues first get an idea of how much it’s going to cost you. Then work out a budget. You’ve got plenty of time to find your perfect venue. Once you’ve booked a venue. You’ll want to do the registrar/check when you can start booking them. Then photographer. Have fun and enjoy the moment!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Oct 2019

Congratulations Enjoy being engaged first. Take a look on Pinterest for colour schemes and themes you like. Set a budget. Then look for wedding insurance and venues. Once you have your venue and date set you can go onto other things like catering, flowers, cake etc.

Liz Brunt
Liz Brunt 29 Oct 2019

Decide what time of year as that will help with the type of venue and theme. Once you know when then decide where and then Pinterest will help with the rest xx

Louise Baigent
Louise Baigent 29 Oct 2019

Relax and enjoy being engaged first....a wedding is part of your journey not the destination. (Then set a budget and become addicted to Pinterest for the foreseeable future 😂)

Simone Gabriella
Simone Gabriella 29 Oct 2019

Congratulations! Agree don’t start planning too early mine was a year and a half of planning and that was enough 🙂

Charlotte Ward
Charlotte Ward 29 Oct 2019

Amend your expectations slightly.. if you are too focussed on "perfect" you may find it drives you crazy when things undoubtedly hit obstacles

Nyssa Langsdale
Nyssa Langsdale 29 Oct 2019

Budget. Look ideas online (don't waste money on magazines) And discuss what is a must have, what is a would like and what is not required.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Oct 2019

Keep it as relaxed as possible. I knew I wanted soft country colours as I was getti g married in a little village. Didn't have anything particular in mind. Just looked on pintrest and Internet and it all fell into place. And don't get yourself into debt over it. You can have a beautiful happy day without taking out a mortgage x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Oct 2019

Enjoy being engaged. You have plenty of time to plan later. Never hurts to start saving though.

Emma Weston
Emma Weston 30 Oct 2019

I downloaded an app called Bridebook, it’s free and helps you find local venues and vendors and you can all create and export your guest list. As well as using the budget and checklist function. Happy wedding planning!

Natasha Finn
Natasha Finn 30 Oct 2019

You have plenty of time enjoy being engaged get saving and then start planning in 2021 x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2019

1) Make a budget
2)decide on your bridal party
3) Rough estimate your guest list
4) choose a theme and colour scheme
5) look at venues
6) Book and put deposit on Ceremony/Reception
7) Send out your save the dates
8. ask your bridal party members to be in ‘the party’ officially
9) contact, start looking at and start putting down deposits on:
-outfits (dress, groom, groomsmen, bridesmaids etc)
-hair and makeup artists (good ones need bookings to be made well in advance)
-caterers (if not included in a reception package)
-celebrant or priest etc (whoever is marrying you!)
-Added extras
10) enjoy and relax until the nitty gritty decisions need to be made (I.e...accessories, table favours, seating plans etc)

Hope that helps! It’s fresh on my mind as I just got married in August!


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