Our expert advice will ensure your big day runs smoothly. We have the best wedding planning tips for making sure your big day runs smoothly, from venues to guest lists.
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Summer 2022 might be the perfect date for you, but that doesn’t mean you should wait two years to start planning. As your wedding planning day nears, the more you start planning, the easier and less stressful it will become. A clear plan will allow you to stay on top of things and ensure that you don’t miss anything. Your first three priorities should be insurance, guest list numbers and budget.
You shouldn’t spend any money until you have a realistic budget. It is a common error to overlook the small details. In order for your budget to be effective, you must consider every detail. You should also consider additional expenses like dresses alterations, gifts, and beauty costs. All of these can add up quickly!
Your big day is yours, but your family and friends will still be there to support you and want to get involved in the planning. You’ll feel more comfortable asking for help from trusted people, and you’ll be able to tell the truth if things don’t go as planned.
Selective with your guest list
It is crucial to sort your guest list in advance so that you can focus on finding the right venue for you and your guests. The most expensive expense will be per head, so don’t feel guilty about inviting guests you don’t want. This is the most difficult and largest decision you will make in the entire planning process. However, it must be your decision and only your h2b’s.
Long distance venues
It doesn’t matter if you aren’t happy with where you live or if you want to marry where you were born. However, it is important to stay close to the majority of your guests to ensure that you have enough people to attend. This will impact the timing of your wedding. For example, you cannot expect guests from Liverpool to arrive in Somerset before 11am. This is particularly important if your wedding is abroad. You can be sure that not everyone will be able make it.
You should have a Plan B.
Regardless of how much you try to avoid it, there could be an issue with the catering or even a problem with the weather. It could be anything, from problems with catering to rain (despite the forecast promising dry weather). You should plan for all possible scenarios and be prepared for any unexpected events so that you don’t get stressed and anxious on the big day. You should also consider purchasing wedding insurance. Make sure you check your policy to see what is covered.
Pick your best girls
Your biggest support should be your bridesmaids. So choose carefully. You should not choose friends you have just made or distant cousins. Choose your sisters, best friends for a long time or close family members. It’s not something you want to see in your wedding album years later and be unable to contact one of your bridesmaids.
Make sure you get the right menu
The food is a big talking point at any wedding. You can have everything from hog roasts and buffets, to bake offs and mini fish ‘n’ chips. Don’t skimp on this area, hungry guests are not a good idea!
Feel great, but don’t go overboard
Every bride wants to look great in her wedding photos. If you want to boost your confidence, now is the time to start a healthy eating program and do a few exercises to tone your body. However, extreme diets are not recommended. Remember that your groom will marry you as you are.