From wedding venue to choosing a wedding photographer - there’s so much that goes into planning a wedding, making it hard to know where to start.
Here’s our guide to the first five things you need to consider when planning a wedding.
Setting your budget is a crucial task at the beginning of your wedding planning. Your budget will dictate your venue, how many guests you are inviting and many of the smaller details of the day. You can research and talk to other married friends to get a rough idea on what to expect to pay.
Couples need to be able to talk with each other about their budget openly, honestly and without judgement - not just at the start but also during the planning process, as it’s easy for costs to add up.
Beautiful weddings can take place on small budgets, but you need to plan well and be smart with your invite list. A larger budget gives you more flexibility but remember to keep things in perspective - you don’t want to start married life with overwhelming debt hanging over your heads.
Beach wedding? Rustic? Country? Elegant Glamour?
Most of your wedding planning will hinge on the overall style or theme of your special day. It doesn’t need to be too specific at this stage - but booking in a gorgeous country estate when you really want to get married overlooking a beach, is clearly not quite going to work.
Consider your personalities. Where did you meet each other? What are your joint or shared hobbies or interests? Narrowing down what kind of couple you are will help find the right theme for your wedding.