What I like to call ‘wedding season’ is approaching. It seems to be most weddings I’ve been a guest to, including my own, have been between May and September – probably something to do with the warm weather!
Seeing as it’s ‘wedding season’ I thought I’d put together some top tips on planning a wedding. Nathan and I are coming up to our 3 year anniversary this August which is crazy to believe! Although it was 3 years ago I still remember the planning very well. It can be stressful but hopefully with these tips it might make it slightly easier.
Choose The Right Venue Before A Date
I cannot stress this enough but take your time in finding the right venue for you both. You’ll know when you find the one. A lot of venues, including ours, will have a waiting list for dates. When we booked our wedding the next free Saturday was in 2 years! We didn’t mind luckily as the venue was exactly what we wanted. We got married on a farm/barn setting which we loved. If we didn’t get married where we did I would have loved to have got married at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire – Click here for more information about their stunning venue.
Once you’ve found that perfect venue then go ahead and choose the date.
Get Your Photographer Early
We were really lucky when it came to getting both of our photographers (a married couple which I loved even more). It was about a week or so after booking our wedding date when we found them. We emailed them straight away and luckily the date was free. If we had left it a couple of weeks later it would have been taken – they had a lot of interest for our wedding date! If you have a specific wedding photographer in mind talk to them as soon as you have your date secured. I’m so glad we did so quickly.
Be Strict With Your Guest List
I’ve heard so many times from past brides or grooms that there have been people invited that they didn’t really want there. At the end of the day this is your wedding. Be strict with who you invite. We had a ‘no plus ones’ policy unless we actually knew them – in which case they would have been invited anyway! I didn’t want to walk down the aisle and see someone I didn’t know. This caused an issue for literally one person. But at the end of the day that proves where their priorities lie.
Remember to Relax
My biggest tip; remember to remain calm. I stressed SO much and it kind of ruined my memories of the planning. There are so many people around you, including friends, family and the staff at your venue, who can help. As long as you have the basics done it’ll all come together beautifully!
I hope these tips have helped you if you’ve just got engaged or are planning a wedding. Try not to stress about the wedding and ask for help from friends if need be. At the end of the day your wedding will be one of the most happiest days of your life. It’ll be so worth it.
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