Just don’t know where to start, our guide will help to make it simple.
Sometimes it’s the starting that can be the difficult part. There’s no doubt about it, there is an awful lot involved in planning a wedding, but once you get started and find how much is out there to help it will become a breeze!
Guest list Firstly get together an idea of how many people you would like to invite to your wedding, to both the day and evening celebrations. At this stage the list doesn’t have to be definitive, its just an idea because it is hard to start any planning without a general idea of numbers – you will be asked this by everyone that you contact.
Budget Decide on your budget and stick to it! Once you start to look for a dress and wedding venue etc, it is so easy for any budget to spiral out of control, but a beautiful wedding don’t have to cost the earth.
Here is a list of things that will need organising:
- Wedding rings
- Wedding stationery
- Wedding dress
- Wedding venue
- Reception venue
- Wedding cake
- Wedding favours
- Gifts for wedding party
- Shoes and jewellery
- Bride’s hair and make-up
- Bridesmaids’ outfits
- Grooms’ outfit
The list may seem long, but try to think of each item as a little project on its own. Its not every day that you get to choose a new dress, shoes, jewellery and a beautiful cake – it is all very exciting!
Wedding stationery Choose your wedding invitations or save the date cards early, once they have been sent out you know that your guests have been notified and they can also be making their arrangements as necessary.
Your guests will be grateful to you if you let them know about your wedding nice and early, especially for instance if your wedding is on a Friday and people need to book time off work. If you are not able to invite children or if your wedding is over seas. About 4 weeks before your wedding get started on your ‘on the day’ wedding stationery, such as table place cards and a table plan.
At Paperchain Wedding we pride ourselves on great customer service and taking the time to help our brides and grooms through the task of deciding and ordering their wedding stationery. We really do want to make this part of your wedding planning a stress free as possible.
Use the internet Weddings are so much easier to plan today than years ago. Thankfully trawling through a copy of the Yellow Pages is a thing of the past! There is so much out there to look at for inspiration and ideas.