Getting engaged is possibly one of the most exciting parts of your life!
You are with someone you love, and when they finally pop the question you feel overjoyed by the journey you are about to embark on.
So what next?
We all know how stressful planning a wedding can be, so we wanted to share with you some of the ways that you can start planning your wedding and enjoy the process.
Do Your Research
One of the first things to think about is the type of wedding you want to have. This can help you to determine other aspects of the wedding itself.
It is a great idea to do some research, be that in bridal magazines or online on websites like The Wedding Gallery.
Knowing what you want out of your day can help you decide on your budget, what you may need to do yourself and some questions you may want to ask your potential wedding venue.
It is best to be prepared.
Pick A Theme Or Colour Scheme
The next thing to think about would be a theme or colour scheme and what you might want from your day.
You don’t need to be so specific if an actual theme doesn’t really excite you, but it can help you make decisions on the venue, the decor and other lists elements like invites etc.
Some people have their theme simply as their colour scheme, and that is a great starting point as well as it gives you something to work with.
Try On Wedding Dresses
One of the fun parts of planning a wedding is getting to try on the wedding dresses!
The best advice when it comes to trying to choose your gown is to try on different styles, even if you think they won’t suit you.
You may be surprised that what looks great is a style you perhaps didn’t think would look good on.
Choose A Wedding Venue
Your wedding venue is a difficult decision to decide upon, so you may want to set yourself the task of narrowing down potential options and then viewing them a few times to ensure that they are the right fit for you.
A venue needs to accommodate your guests, provide the services you want, and ensure that you are close by to accommodation options or provide it
themselves, especially if there is travel involved.
Pick Your Wedding Guest List
One of the hardest things to consider is the actual guest list.
This might be scrutinised because of the budget you have set, and it can be difficult to decide who comes to the day, who comes to the nighttime reception and perhaps who doesn’t get an invite.
It can be an emotional time for the pair of you but once you have decided then you can get on with the rest of it.
Sort Out The Seating Chart
Finally, sorting out the seating chart can be just as turbulent as deciding on who is coming and who isn’t.
It might be hard to determine who should sit where but the best advice is to remember that they sit there for the formal aspects of your day, and once the party gets started everyone will mix around anyway.
We hope that these tips help you on your way to planning your dream wedding.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.