Laura Gay
Laura Gay 21 Jun 2017

We are started to plan our wedding for May 2019. Does anyone have any do and...

We are started to plan our wedding for May 2019. Does anyone have any do and don't that's will help us a long our planning journey? Thank you in advance

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 21 Jun 2017

- do set a budget
- do discuss what you both want
- do wait to pick your bridal party until the year before as relationships change
- don't let the wedding take over your relationship
- don't listen to anyone's opinions but each other's as they do not count
- remember it is your day, no one else's, and at the end of the day as long as your married and you enjoyed the day it was a beautiful day.

Naomi Chappel
Naomi Chappel 21 Jun 2017

Definitely set a budget, really consider wedding insurance, remember it's your day not someone else's and most importantly enjoy planning your day. X

Claire Elsley
Claire Elsley 21 Jun 2017

- don't start venue hunting until you have a budget. Otherwise you're just wasting. everyone's time!
- do sort the guest list first. Feeding guests can cost as much as the venue.
- do have fun! It's an amazing time so enjoy the planning process.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 21 Jun 2017

Do work out how many guests you have before you book your venue! Or you'll end up with not enough room for all your loved ones xx

Laura Gay
Laura Gay 21 Jun 2017

Thank yoy everyone. We have pur budget and we have a venue booked as well as registrars xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 21 Jun 2017

Don't try to please everyone. You can't do it. Remember,it's your wedding so don't let the Debbie Downers get to you with their opinions. Obviously,take care of your guests but don't feel you have to pander to their every little need. Ask yourself - is this an absolute for us or do we not care?It might be about chair covers,it might be about food,it might be about your attire or bridal party. Most of all,don't lose sight of what is important - your marriage. Your wedding is,ultimately,one day in your entire life. Your marriage is a lifetime

Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 21 Jun 2017

Hi first set your budget, draw up a guest list and how many people you want in your wedding party. :)

Samantha Wainwright
Samantha Wainwright 21 Jun 2017

1. Wedding insurance, I lost a £600 deposit for my dress when the shop went bust, paid with cash
2. If paying large deposits use a credit card and pay it of there straight away, your covered then if the above happens. X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 21 Jun 2017

All I can say after being engaged for 5 years is to not start planning until next year. I get married in 3 weeks and the last 2 years have gone so slow I have now got to the stage i am sad that it's upon us as It has been part of me for past 2 years I can't wait to marry the man of my life but after such a long time I want longer as it's been such a huge part of my life x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 21 Jun 2017

We have just been planning ours and on the last bit as it's now 4 weeks away.
Do make time for each other. Watch a film or go for tea together and forget wedding plans for the time you spend together.
Have fun planning it.
It's your day so invite who you both want don't invite someone who you haven't spoke too or seen for a while and probably wouldn't see after the wedding.
Do try (if you want to) to do some little diy projects together. We have ordered a postbox for the cards and we painted it together.
Don't go for the first thing (dress cake shoes venue) have a look around as you may find something similar that you like better.
Have fun and good luck !

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 21 Jun 2017

Do what makes you happy, don't listen to others

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 21 Jun 2017

Set your budget and then book your venue and registrar first that's all I've done so far I'm getting married September 2019

Becky Annal
Becky Annal 21 Jun 2017

Use the Bridebook app, it's amazing!!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 21 Jun 2017

DO remember that this about you two n getting married
DONT get hung up on all the fluff

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 21 Jun 2017

Have fun!!! It is supposed to be fun but becomes to serious. Enjoy it and make it what you want not what you think other people want.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 21 Jun 2017

Set a budget, stick to it. Wedding insurance. Get everything done asap. I'm getting married Dec this year and aiming to have it all done by end of August, this is due to job expectations. However, will also enable me to chill out and not panic. We only have suits, hymns, food to finalise and numbers to finalise. Everything else is organised and it's a massive relief. But most of all, enjoy it! xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Jun 2017

I'd suggest keeping your cards close to your chest - people go crazy around weddings and they can't interfere with what they don't know about ;)

Jayne Timmins
Jayne Timmins 22 Jun 2017

Definitely set a budget and do a budget breakdown too and don't listen to everyone's opinion, maybe have a sensible 3rd party as a sounding board as you and your hubby to be are planning

Lucy Gregg
Lucy Gregg 22 Jun 2017

I'm getting married in June 2020 and we have already booked the registrar and paid the deposit for a venue. Get yourself a wedding planning book (it's helping me loads) and decide on a theme sooner rather then later as you can pick things up month by month x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Jun 2017

To echo everyone...budget. Set one and stick to it? Don't go crazy with favours as people honestly aren't that bothered. Go edible for those ;-)
Consider an alternative to a veil. Birdcage maybe? Mine only made it to the wedding breakfast because every time someone gave me a hug, my head was whipped back! My veil was only shoulder length!

Alys Brierley
Alys Brierley 25 Jun 2017

Do compromise with your h2b .

In my case he wanted burgers I didn't and I wanted the colour-scheme pink and he didn't He wanted speeches I didn't and I wanted 6 bridesmaids he didn't he didn't want me to wear a Cinderella dress so I'm not and He wants to wear a blue suit and I don't want him to so he's not

it's all about compromising lay down what is important to each of you and make that happen

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