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Congratulations on you engagement! Now lets get down to business with the wedding planning. Are you wondering where to start? Or are you now overwhelmed with the amount of things involved. Hopefully this guide will get you back on track.

Work out a budget

You dont want to cripple your finances   

Discuss Ideas

Make sure that you are on the same page

Think about Dates

Might be useful to think up a realistic time scale

Compile a prelimnary guestlist

This will help get an idea of numbers to consider when looking for venues and budgeting you might want to add people or take them out later on in the process. It is useful to do this together so that you can make sure thatyou both agree on the guests.

Yay you're engaged :)

time to plan the engagement party (optional)

 

 

Sit down with your partner and

Get the ball rolling

Do your research

Look through wedding magazines and onlne for some inspiration to get you started it will give you a feel for the sort of things you love and hate for your wedding it will also inspire you to decide on a colour scheme and theme for yor big day!

Attend Wedding Fair's

And lots of 'em! Its a great opportunity to meet with local vendors and fid out more about the services they offer. Its also great inspiration.

Decide on your Wedding Party

Who do you want involved in your wedding? when you have decided ask. for brides maids thr bride usually gives the bridesmaids a gift when inviting them to be a part of the wedding party.

Organise your research

It would be useful to get yourself a ring binder to organise all the bits and pieces that you accumulate from wedding fairs and also keep a track of any quotes etc.

 

A excell spreadsheet is alsoa goodway of keeping tabs on yor whole planning experience. 

Start visiting venues

Revise Guest List

Allocate Budget

Send save the date cards

Decide on wedding theme and colours

Let the Dress Shopping commense! Yay

When you have decided on a style of dress buy your underwear to take with you when dress shopping this will let you see exactly what the dress will look like on you.

And the boring bit: Check all the legalities involved

Book your wedding cars

Book your Dress

There cansometimes be a 6 month order time so if you want to make sure you getthe dress you want get it ordered  as early as you can

Take your ideas to some florists to find out costs and the packages they offer.

Order Bridesmaid Dresses

Book your wedding planner

(Optional) 

Wedding planners can help with many of the other parts in this process

(Look out for          to see how a wedding planner can help you)

Book Venue

Think about the overall look of your wedding and how you would like to dress the venue

Clarify what is included in your wedding package eg flowers, cake etc and considerthe catering options available, you will want to align this with yor budget.

Decide a date

Formalise your Venue Booking and Discuss Catering Options

It is useful to do this after gathering prices from other suppliers so you can make sure the wedding stays on budget you may be able to tweek things here and there. If you decide on the Menu or meal choices at this stage you can send out the options for guests to select with the invitations and they can put their choice on the RSVP cards along with any special dietary requirements. This Way you will know exactly what to order.

Send out Invitations

Order Wedding Rings

Relax and Plan Honeymoon

Put together a Gift List

Decide on Music for the Reception and First Dance

Book Dancing Classes/Choreographor

(Optional)

Formalise Flower Bookings

Decide and book any Venue Decor

Arrange any Transport for guests

(If Required)

Order Wedding Cake

Chase Up RSVP's

Draw up Seating Plan

Confirm Menu choices and Numbers with Caterer

Write/Choose Wedding Vows

Plan andWrite Ceremony Shedule

Decide on Music for Ceremony

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