Where do you start when planning a wedding?
Updated: Feb 5
Firstly, congratulations on your engagement!
After you have celebrated with friends and family, drank all the champagne, and partied away, it's time to get down to business and plan your wedding!
But where to start? Here are the first 3 things you need to think about.
Firstly, budget! So many couples don't set a budget, or they have no idea how much they want to spend on their wedding. Setting a budget is so important, it helps you understand how much you can spend on your venue, photographer, food.. basically everything!
The average reception venue, including food, costs 40% of the total wedding budget. If you haven't worked out how much you want to spend overall, you won't know if a venue is too expensive, or if you can afford their premium package.
Secondly, write a rough guest list of everyone you'd like to come to your wedding. This is extremely helpful once you start looking at venues. There's no point looking at an intimate and cosy barn that fits 30 people if you'll be inviting 100 guests. Knowing your guest numbers also helps venues work out a quote for you, especially if they are providing the catering.
Finally, have an idea of the time of year you'd like to get married. It's much easier to imagine your wedding if you know what season it will be. The season can impact many elements of a wedding, from the floral arrangements to the dress you wear and the colour theme you select.
Once you have thought about these three things, your wedding planner will be able to take the reins whilst you get back to sipping that champagne!
Get in touch if you'd like a chat about planning your big day!