Just Engaged Series: Help! I’m planning a wedding and don’t know where to start

Are you just engaged? Congratulations! Now the time has come to begin wedding planning in earnest, but how do you get started? Whether you’re planning a beautiful ceremony in the countryside or a sophisticated urban wedding, it can be virtually impossible to see the wood for the trees when it comes to making arrangements.

So, with so many questions that come hand-in-hand with getting engaged, I decided to create a blog series dedicated to helping couples make their first months of being engaged stress-free. Wedding planning is a tricky time in anyone’s life that is comprised of excitement, joy, stress, worry, and BIG changes. So, spreading across four weeks, these blogs will help detail everything you need to know.

First up, here are some helpful tips so you can have the perfect day of your dreams.

Set A Budget

Before you start your creative wedding planning you need to set yourself a budget. If you make the mistake of launching into booking a London wedding venue or buying the perfect wedding dress before you know how much you can afford to spend you run the risk of overspending at an early stage. Take the time to review your finances so you won’t end up with the added stress of money worries.

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Choose Your Wedding Style

Are you keen to have a stylish wedding in a sophisticated venue with lots of cool touches? Or is a rustic-themed celebration more your thing? Perhaps you want something completely out of the ordinary such as a ceremony in a gallery or some other unusual licensed venue? It’s often a good idea at this stage to use the services of a London wedding planner who can work closely with you to make sure that every detail is just how you imagined it.

Know How Many Guests Will Be Invited

Knowing who to invite to your wedding can be one of the biggest hurdles to overcome. There’s often a lot of family politics involved. However, it’s essential to know at an early stage how many people can be expected to join in your celebration so that you can choose a venue of the right size and type to accommodate everyone.

Pick A Venue

Once you know how many people are coming, the style of wedding you want and the amount you can afford to spend, you can start the process of choosing a venue. Whether you’re keen to have a dry hire wedding where you can tailor every single component to suit your own taste or whether you like the convenience of a pre-arranged package, selecting the right location is the next challenge to overcome.

Choosing Your Suppliers

After all of the above elements are in place, it’s time to start thinking about selecting wedding suppliers who can provide the flowers, transportation, food, entertainment and other services that will add the perfect finishing touches to your big day. You should also start thinking about wedding outfits and clothing for your wedding party as well as all the other small details like hair and makeup that make all the difference to the success of your celebration.

Making Sure It All Runs Smoothly

Planning a wedding is never going to be an easy task, but with the help of an experienced wedding planner with expertise in arranging London weddings, you’ll have all the support and advice you need to make sure the most important day of your life runs smoothly. Email us today hello@perfectlyplanned4you.com to find out more about how we can help you get started with organising your perfect wedding.

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Just Engaged Series

This is part of a weekly blog series to help couples who recently got engaged. Be sure to follow us on Instagram for regular updates. In next week’s blog, we’ll share Top Urban Wedding Venues in Hackney.
You can checkout the rest of our ‘Just Engaged Series’ here:
HACKNEY’s Top 10 Urban Wedding Venues PART 2
How Far In Advance Should I Book My Wedding Suppliers?
Gift Guide for the Newly Engaged from Independent UK brands

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