If you’re getting married next year or the year after, then we want to give you a little helping hand to get your wedding plans underway. After he pops the question and puts the glistening rock on your finger, the next big question that jumps to mind would probably be how to plan the wedding?
You may already have a million things noted on your to do list and every corner of your brain will soon become occupied with thoughts of the wedding, but don’t panic! Read our helpful blog and see how we can help you.
Wedding planning is an exciting adventure but the process can sometimes feel a little daunting. The average UK wedding costs between £15,000 and £20,000, so getting value for money whilst creating the perfect wedding day is every brides dream. Managing your wedding budget and coping with the various wedding balls that you are required to juggle can sometimes overshadow the experience and make it incredibly stressful.
Before you lose your way in the complex maze of wedding planning, here are a few things to consider:
1. Hire a Wedding Planner
Firstly, it is important to understand the difference between a wedding planner and a wedding coordinator. Many wedding venues provide a wedding coordinator as standard and your coordinator will work with you in organising certain elements of your day. However, it may surprise you to know that your wedding coordinator primarily works on behalf of the venue. In some instances there may be certain things that your wedding venue may not want you to know and your wedding coordinator may not disclose this information to you. So it helps to have someone on your side, someone who has a good understanding of the industry and can steer you in the right direction. Most wedding planners offer a Free Wedding Consultancy Service and you can take advantage of this service without commitment or charge. Wedding consultancy is a fantastic opportunity for you to get professional advice, this will help you find the right level of service to best suit your needs and your budget.
Working with a reputable wedding planning service could save you a lot of money and hassle in the long run. Your wedding planner will deal with complex contract negotiations, cutting through the industry jargon, small print and hidden charges to make sure you are always getting the best deals. Your wedding planner is your friend, someone who listens to your ideas, always asking the right questions and taking into consideration some of the things that you may not have thought about. Your planner will work with you to create the perfect wedding day to suit your budget, so you can relax and enjoy your big day having complete peace of mind.
2. Your Wedding Design
Key to planning the perfect wedding is deciding on your wedding design and working with a theme in mind, this will set the tone by creating a mood/ambiance that your wedding guests will remember. Wedding design is essential, from bridal styling to venue styling, the attention to detail is ultimately what will create those all important memories for you to share with your loved ones. Consult your wedding planner and always allocate sufficient funds to styling your wedding. With the Autumn months fast approaching it’s only right that we share some of our favourite Autumn wedding designs.
3. Celebrate your Way
No two couples or two weddings are the same, your wedding day is your day and it is only right that you should celebrate it in your own special way. Pinterest and Instagram are great ways to bring your wedding day to life by collecting ideas and inspirations for your big day. One thing to mention is the importance of personal touches. When it comes to creating beautiful memories, remember the small things that are personal to you. It is important to showcase the things that matter most and never lose sight of those things. Opting for a traditional wedding is not a bad idea but your wedding day should be a happy time, it should be enjoyable and most of all it should reflect your personality. So here are some unique and quirky ideas to help you celebrate the ultimate declaration of love in style. Start your journey into married life as you mean to go on.
“Happy Wedding Planning” from us here at Lotus Event Management.