Booked our perfect venue today!!! we finally have a set date for our big day. I'm super excited but what do i need to do next??
Hi there! I'm Nicki, a wedding photographer :)
I would advise to get your wedding photographer booked in super early, that way you get pick of the bunch. I've had people book 18 months or more in advance! So if you have your heart set on a certain photographer, or a certain look, then get booking :)
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Photographer, band/dj, florist, caterer (if the venue doesn't have their own).
Making the appointment to give notice of intent to marry comes later as there's a certain timeframe you need to do it before the wedding (I can't remember, like 7 months? Check your council's website). Book your ceremony registrar to secure your preferred timeslot.
Save the date for guests
When we booked our venue we had to then confirm the registrar as we were having the ceremony on site. The next thing we have done is food. Just finalising that now. And we have just under 10 months to go. After that will be moving on to entertainment/DJ. Then photographer. Although we are asking the wife if someone we know anyway. Who was going to be invited to the wedding anyway (we want it rather relaxed anyway.) Our venue allows us to bring our own wine, so wine tasting is on my list soon, and I'm making all the decorations myself, so the craft bits are purchased but need to get cracking! I've got my dress, (was lucky to get one cheap on ASOS - but still lovely!) but need shoes and accessories, bridal party clothes and rings, but will do them a bit nearer the time. Hope that helps!
Photographer and stationery
Wedding insurance if you don't already have it! X
Get a notebook and write a list of things to do Pinterest is a good one to look at
Sign up to bridebook.co.uk, it's like a digital diary. You get a checklist of things to do and when to do them, and a really helpful budgeting plan. They also have a directory for local suppliers. I log in once a week and see what need sorting.
After booking our venue we confirmed the registrar and then booked our photographer and videographer xx
Venue, food, flowers, registration, photos, dj, entertainment,
If it's a civil ceremony you'll need to check with the registrar they can do they same date and set a time. And arrange to give notice of the wedding.
what's your date?
Registrar, wedding insurance, photographer and cake maker I would say are the next things to look at x