Ok, so we've been engaged forever and have finally set a date for 2 years time????. Feeling very overwhelmed and no idea where to start with the planning. Any hints, tips, comments welcome. ????
First id start with finding a venue then photographer
I couldnt live without pinterest when planning mine. Its great for colour themes, hair and make up, table plans, centrepieces and really good for timelines as well. Enjoy!!
Think of a date. Start looking at venues, get that booked. Same with booking your church if you're having a church wedding.
I booked my wedding 2 years in advance and booked the venue, decor, cars, registrar, photographer and cake ASAP to secure dates.
Have a look on Pinterest for ideas. Go to wedding showcases to get ideas, get a planner, if you have a budget, set up a spreadsheet and put everything in. Bridal magazines usually have tick lists in month to month.
Congratulations . We have been engaged for a long time and our wedding is next May. I felt the same as you when we first started to look into things.
Definitely find a venue first and then everything else will then fit in with this.
Good luck with everything! Xx
Hi first set a budget then look for a budget, see a registrar to book date. Make a list of guests so your venue can hold the amount of people good luck :)
Congratulations think about the type of wedding you would like church. Beach. Hotel etc then check out venues research is the key xx
Start with your preferred date and then look for your venue, see what that costs per head at what time of year as normally your venue won't take a deposit without ypu confirming your registrar is available, then you'll need to book your registrar/church. Start there as that will give you a rudimentary budget of sorts to look at numbers etc. Then I would look at photography. Look at the big things that you absolutely can't do without and the rest is enhancements to the dayx hope that helps x
Church, or registra guest list suitable venue if having kids or not make up artist and hair the best fill up so quick I booked mine 18 months in advance photographer. Then Pinterest is amazing for working on your theme. We had a tipi wedding in a field as we had 50 kids attending so had football pitch bouncy castles and loads of room to run. Plenty of outside room for guests even though tipi held 250 people easily. Then look at entrainment we had a magician singer then A magic mirror which everyone loved in the evening. You will be fine write down ideas then everything will fall into place xxx
We started with a date and our venue! No point doing numbers if your dream venue only holds 30 for the ceremony etc! Work out what you want and set your budget! It all kind of falls into place once you start
We started with a rough budget, chose a date and compiled a rough guest list then looked at venues that were big enough for over 100 guests. After venue was booked we then decided bridal party and groomsmen and then color scheme. Hope that helps!! Xx
Get a note book and google wedding planner comes up with the basic time line... that's what i did
Book viewings at possible venues first. Set your budget and see what places offer. You'll know the one coz it will feel right for the both of you. Sounds stupid but try not to look at too many coz it will only confuse you. So have a look online at venues first see which ones you would like to see properly and arrange a viewing.
If you're having a civil ceremony you'll need to
coordinate with the venue and registrar for a date and time. No point in setting a date with the venue if the registrar isn't free. You then need to speak with the registrar to give notice in your local area. I.e. You might need Warwickshire registrar to do the ceremony as that's the area your venue is but you might need Worcester registry office to give notice if you live in Worcester.
Big things first like venue, for ceremony and reception, and caterer theme and a guestimate - how many people roughly you know you are inviting
I went to a few wedding fares and got ideas. I then had a think and discussions in plenty, then made a budget and shortlisted what I liked the look of/businesses to research. For myself I ensured we had a venue, registrar (if needed), photographer and videography as they get booked fast. All the best and keep relaxed!! Xx
Same! Been engaged for over 5 years starting the planning was Scary lol
There are loads of Bridal planners available online. I was the same as you. Hadn't a clue where to start so bought one which has really helped. Also. When contacting the registrar they sent a fantastic timeline planner through the post. Really handy! Budget is your first step entirely. It's all great fun planning. Enjoy!!
We've just started and our wedding is next October! we've sorted venue/ceremony/reception
Asked bridesmaids and groomsmen . Booked my makeup artist and photographer.
Everything else just seems to be naturally coming together now! Next on our list is catering!
Book photographer and vidio early get booked up
Rough guest list ,set up some venue viewings , talk about what each of you want go book a venue
Hi congratulations a website called bridebook bridebook.co.uk is really good I found this helpful in giving me ideas on what needed to be done each month
Buy a scrap book and use it for planning. Make a note of the things you need and then things you'd want. Come up with a budget and go from there . It's a lot of fun xx
I know the feeling I've been engaged for 7 years still not even set a date
I started looking at hitched.co.uk and getting some brochures on venues then I went and viewed them. I then spent a lot of time looking at Pinterest for ideas x
Thank you all. Church is booked. Guest list is drawn up. Making my own invites. Bridesmaids and flower girl are sorted. Reception venue is picked, just have to book it.
A lot still to do but we're getting there! X