Congratulations on the sparkler on your ring finger – he’s finally popped the question! While you’re up there on your high, it’s time to start planning! If you aren’t sure if you want a long engagement, now is the time to decide. Knowing what you want in your wedding is the easy part, implementing your dreams is not as easy!
Organisation is key when it comes to getting started with wedding planning. If you’re cash rich but time poor, you might consider investing in a wedding planner to give you a hand with all the proceedings. It can be really easy to tell someone else what you want and letting them take the reins, as all you then have to do is wait and let it all unfold. If you want a bigger hand in your wedding planning, you’ll need to have a clear idea of what will be the biggest items of your wedding that you need to organise.
All brides know the importance of sorting that wedding dress, but not all know that you have to make appointments with bridal shops in advance if you want to get a specialist service! Calling round the local bridal boutiques and arranging to try on dresses with your wedding entourage (ahem, bridesmaids) is a must. Make sure you coordinate with your family and friends who will be involved so that they can be there, as there’s every chance you can get the wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses sorted at the same time. Organisation is key here, as is making sure you ask these questions about alterations so you can be prompt.
The next thing you need to think about is the venue. There are so many options out there for wedding venues that it can be overwhelming to have to think about it! Registry office affair, huge church celebration and even outdoor celebrations under the open skies are on offer but it’s really going to come down to personal taste. Either way, you need to start viewing venues early with a deposit to give yourself time to pay for the actual day. Don’t forget, most venues come with packages so that you can cater, sort out the drinks and even the honeymoon suite for the night! Do some solid research with websites like this one so you can make a good decision for your wedding day.
Organising your groom-to-be is another step in the process. He can sort out the cars, his groomsmen and the wedding rings, along with the tradition of the honeymoon afterwards. There’s no need to chivvy him along though – that’s the job of the best man.
Weddings come with a lot of organising and while it’s exciting to be engaged, you need to be level-headed and ready. Above all, don’t forget to buy some wedding insurance from sites like this one – it’s so important just in case anything goes wrong in the lead up to your important day. Stay sane, stay excited and stay ready!