If you’re hoping to plan a UK wedding, then today’s blog post will be a perfect read! As one of the UK’s leading wedding planning companies, we love sharing wedding planning advice to help you plan an incredible wedding to remember.
In this day and age, it’s safe to say that couple are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding resources to help them plan their dream wedding. Pretty much every couple on the planet will spend time Pinterest-ing, googling and reading wedding websites such as Rock My Wedding, Style Me Pretty, Hitched and Confetti for ideas and inspiration. Whilst it is fantastic that so much information is readily available, how do you whittle down the beneficial wedding planning advice that will help you get your wedding plans off to a great start?
At One Curious Dream, our team of wedding planners like to keep things simple, so before we get the wedding planning underway with our couples, there are three tasks we ask our clients to tackle.
Create a wedding guest list
Some of our wedding planning clients already have an idea about the type of wedding venue they’d choose – from beautiful rustic barns, private country houses through to spaces where a tipi wedding or marquee wedding can be hosted, our team love the variety! However, before you arrange a ton of wedding venue viewings, it’s essential to create a rough guest list to determine how many people you will be inviting to your wedding.
This list will help you decide on the right kind of wedding venues to view – if you are keeping things small and intimate, there’s absolutely no point in considering the ballroom in the local castle, your wedding guests will look lost in all the space! Similarly, if you are aiming to create a gigantic celebration, a bespoke wedding venue that caters for 50 isn’t going to work. Of course, if you’re hiring an expert wedding planner, they’ll have a stunning portfolio of wedding venues that will tick the boxes for you.
Draft a wedding budget
Probably self-explanatory this one, but you wouldn’t believe the number of couples that start to consider their wedding budget at a much later stage than they should! We would always suggest you tie in your wedding budget discussions with pulling your wedding guest list together as the two go hand in hand.
It’s also essential that you have an open and honest discussion with your fiancé early on about wedding finances. After all, it’s hard to find the joy in wedding planning when you both have different expectations about how much cash there is to spend on the wedding.
Making those wedding decisions!
Once you have a rough idea of your wedding budget, make a list of what is most important to you and what your priorities are for the wedding. For example, if your perfect vision is to have everybody dancing the night away, having an incredible live band or DJ needs to be apportioned appropriately in the wedding budget. Similarly, if you are both foodies, more budget will need to be allocated to the wedding breakfast.
Discuss options with a wedding planner
At your first wedding consultation with us, we’ll discuss the above in detail, so it’s worth doing the homework in advance! Our job as your wedding planner is to find ways to ensure your wedding budget stretches as far as possible and negotiate the very best deals for you. In fact, did you know that we often save our fees through the discounts and extras our regular wedding venues and suppliers offer to our clients?
If you’re hoping to get married across in the UK and would like to chat through the plans for your wedding, we’d love to hear from you! We’re one of the UK’s leading wedding planning companies so you can be sure your wedding will be in the safest of hands!
You can reach us on 0800 772 0765 or [email protected]