Handy Tips When Planning Your Wedding

Handy tips when planning your wedding.txtTake time to Plan– On average weddings usually take between 12 months to plan and in some cases longer, however if you want a specific date and venue than you might have to wait two years to book your wedding to ensure the venue and the suppliers will be available. Never assume, no matter how far in advance, that everyone you want will be able to cater for your needs on the day. You may find that your chosen date will be dictated by the availability of your dream venue

Wedding Fairs – Great to have a wonder about and to get ideas for your wedding. Take the opportunity to meet different suppliers and get as many quotes as possible. Find out how what they offer for the fee’s they charge and what you can expect in return for their services. Gather as many leaflets as possible and this way you will be able to judge who is good value and who is out right expensive.

Wedding imagePlanning Your Budget – Write down your wish list and how much your prepared to spend on each item… such as your wedding dress, the wedding breakfast, wedding rings and so forth then add 20% to your budget.

Money Matters – Weddings are expensive no matter how much you try and budget. Making sure that you have enough money in the bank without having to take out an unexpected last minute loan is a real stress saver.

Choosing the Season – Think about the weather, your wedding photography and the venue when it comes to marrying in the spring, summer, autumn or winter months.  If you’re getting married during the summer, you can consider different styles of venues than if you were to tie the knot in the winter.

Choosing the Wedding Date – Before you finally set the date for your ‘Wedding Day’ there are few things to think about especially if you want to be sure that your family and friends you want to invite to see you say “I do” will be more likely to share this very momentous occasion will be with you.

Birthdays – If you have an idea of a date in mind, check to see that it doesn’t conflict with a special family birthday that may also have a party.  You may not want your big day to fall on the same day as your fathers 60th or your grandmothers 80th.

World Events  – It’s always a good idea to see if there are any major events happening around the area that may effect your decision.  Such as a major sporting event or the Olympics, bank holiday or a national celebration.

Inviting Friends & Family Abroad– If you have family travelling from overseas it’s a good idea to check what dates they can travel and the cost it will incur if you plan to marry in a peek holiday season. Make sure you give them enough time for them to save up for their flights.

Couple just marriedHoneymoon – Have you always dreamed of a specific location for your honeymoon? If so, is there a certain time of year to avoid and check out if  the weather would be good? For more exotic destinations its always to check with the foreign office and to follow advise on security/political situations.



Happy Planning

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