Today officially marks 9 months to go until our wedding day, and how fast has this time gone? Every day that goes past makes me more excited for the big day and without wishing the year away too much, I just can’t wait!
When it comes to the planning though, I feel as though I’m in a bit of a lull as I can’t decide on anything else at the moment, but I also want to get as ahead as possible so I’m a bit in limbo – it’s what happened with being so productive at the start!
Instead of starting yet another Pinterest board, I thought it would be a lot more useful to round up my tips for planning your big day. Let me know if you have any other tips too!
Don’t be afraid of DIY
All of the weddings I’ve been to in the past couple of years have had different levels of what has been done by the couple themselves, and what they have paid a company to do.
When we first got engaged, I thought that I would hire a room-dressing company to come in and do everything for us, but after doing my research and picking up bits and bobs along the way, you can save a lot of money if you don’t shy away from DIY.
Whether it’s an old mirror you’ve upscaled to have your order of service on or centrepieces that you’ve done yourself, the little DIY touches will make your whole wedding feel a lot more personal.
Consider Your Options
A friend of mine got engaged the other day and was talking about the price of wedding venues, which unfortunately is one of the most expensive parts especially if you want to get married on a Saturday in summer.
One of the ways that you can bring the price down is by getting married during the week, and in a month that is out of season (usually January – March, November, December) and even though this might not have been your first go to option, it will massively bring the cost down.
Take Advantage Of Your Creative Friends
Obviously, don’t take the biscuit when it comes to your wedding plans, but if you have someone in your family or a friend who have a creative edge, maybe ask if they would be happy to help you out in exchange for a discounted rate.
One of my close friends is a graphic designer and helped me to design our invitations and another is a baker and has offered to do our cake for much cheaper than we would have had to pay otherwise. The people closest to you will want to help you make the day as seamless as possible.
Shop For Your Suppliers
The great thing about getting married is everyone else who wants to talk about their weddings and give you advice on how to make your big day as special as possible. One of the things I found really helpful was having lots of different recommendations of suppliers especially when it came to photographers and caterers – what can I say, the food and pictures are the most important thing to me!
Websites such as Confetti, have everything at your fingertips from florists to hair and beauty and anything else you can think of. You can visit website.
Don’t Worry About The Little Things
The truth is, you spend a year, two years, planning your perfect day and you want everything to go as smoothly as possible, but when did life ever go to plan?
As much as you want the whole service and ceremony to go without any little glitches, the chances are that something will go wrong, but believe me when I say that you are the only one that will realise this.
No one knows that their centrepieces are skew-whiff, or your hair has fallen out on one side or the food is 20 minutes late – they’re all too wrapped up in having a good time, and you should be doing the same.
Don’t worry about the little things that may be out of control, and enjoy your day. It will be one of the most special of your life, and there is no point worrying about the little things.
And there you have my 5 tips for planning a wedding. I hope that you’ve been able to take something away from this if you are newly engaged or further along the planning stages.
Have you got any tips for planning a wedding?