Easy Step-By-Step Guide to Planning Your Dream Wedding Day In 10 Easy Steps
Planning your wedding day can be one of the most stressful times, other than moving house. Read on if you want to know how to plan your wedding day easily and get A foolproof guide on how to plan your wedding!
Step 1- Planning the Dreamy Day
Planning your dreamy day can be the most stressful time. You may want to download some apps to help you plan your dream day. Pinterest is a way to create a mood board and use different images to create your perfect day visual. This is why it’s a good idea to do this step to help you feel in control from start to end.
You may decide that a wedding planner may be an option for you as well. Whether that is using the wedding planner book to help you keep organised whilst planning your wedding or hiring a wedding planner. Who will take the control of sorting out the wedding with your own preferences. This means that they will get in contact with all the wedding supplies and venues. Booking and arranging viewings.
Step 2- What's the Budget
It’s important to discuss with your partner the budget for your wedding. Whether that’s paying for the wedding yourself or from other contributions such as family members. If that’s the case it is important to discuss it with them prior. Allowing, you to have a better understanding of the finances for the wedding.
Step 3- Starting the Guest List
This is the perfect time to think about guests at your wedding. Why not sit down with your partner and create a list. This doesn’t have to be set in stone just yet. Although having a rough idea of who you are wanting at the wedding will help later on when planning your dream day.
You may now have a better idea for bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, and page boys. Allowing you to plan the rest of the wedding.
If you are planning an adult-only wedding. This allows guests to make arrangements for childcare in advance for your wedding.
Check out our ultimate wedding notes for any extra ideas you have while planning!
Step 4- Party Planning
Using the guest list as a guide for the party panning. Will allow you to include the potential bridesmaids and groomsmen in the planning of hen/stag dos. Traditionally they tend to take over that part of the planning. Allowing, you to enjoy your last day of “freedom” before the big day.
Step 5- Picking the Venue
Before picking your desired venue for your perfect day. It might be an idea to explore many other venues before choosing one. Allowing you to explore those different options that can cater to your dream day. The idea of numbers in mind will help you significantly know whether or not the venue will provide for everyone and the budget. After exploring the different venue options, you may conclude with getting a date for your dream day.
Step 6- Wedding Suppliers
Wedding suppliers are a crucial part when planning your wedding day. This means using your Pinterest mood boards and making them into real life, using them as a guide for your suppliers. It may be an idea to write down a list of wedding suppliers you need to get into contact with ready for the big day.
Below are the main suppliers to contact:
- Hair and makeup
- Cake maker
Step 7- Wedding Attires
This is the step that every bride dreams of. Picking the perfect dress for the special day. Going to different bridal boutiques either by yourself or with family and friends. It’s important to allow up to 6 months for choosing the dreamy dress. Allowing, plenty of time for any alterations that may be needed. However, if you are having a customised dress then you may want to start a year in advance so that it can be made in time.
Once the wedding dress has been chosen it’s a good idea to start thinking of bridesmaid dresses that you are wanting for your wedding. Whether that having one design or different styles on your wedding day. This is also the perfect opportunity to choose the groom’s suit to match the rest of the wedding dress and theme.
Step 8- Sending off Save the Date
With the date in mind, this is a great way to start your wedding invitations for your guests. Whether that’s electronically (great if you are on a budget) or via RSVP invitations. If you’re a creative person this may be a great time to decorate the save the date. This could be by getting your supplies from your local shops like hobby craft or the range. If you have no local shop, maybe go online on Etsy and order your supplies from there
It is important to ensure that you send out the invitations as soon as you can so that you are able to know who can and cannot attend the wedding. This may mean letting suppliers know how much to cater for and allowing you to save some money.
Step 9- Legalising Your Marriage
It is important to notify your local registry office that you want to get married. They will then give you the appropriate documentation that is needed to be signed at the wedding. You must give notice within 29 days before the big day. There will be a £35 fee that each person will have to pay. You will be invited to attend an appointment to provide identification documents to the local registry for the papers.
Once you’ve completed that they will then either send you a pack that will include the different vow options that you may use on the dream day and different music choices. which is completely up to you as a couple to choose from. The celebrant will talk you through the whole process.
Step 10- Dreamy Honeymoon
Honeymoons are optional when planning your wedding. On average 35% of newlyweds decide not to have one. However, if you do decide, it’s best to organise it 4 months prior to the wedding. So, you’ll have plenty of time to book any accommodations, flights, and tickets, that may be needed.
It’s become popular with couples going abroad on their honeymoon instead of staying local. This may be going somewhere you got engaged or a dream holiday.
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