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After your fiancé has chosen the perfect engagement ring, you’ve shown it off to just about everyone and spammed your socials with gorgeous ring pictures, it’s time to knuckle down and begin the wedding planning! To help you on your way we’ve created an ever-growing guide covering steps from the engagement, through to the happily ever after…
The success of the perfect wedding does not rely on good weather or even rave reviews from your friends on social media about all the original details so perfectly coordinated. The perfect wedding is one that you will look back on in years to come, remembering how you enjoyed the planning as much as the day itself – stress-free and exciting. You should want to do it ALL, all over again!
Of course, it is a big undertaking and the stress-free element doesn’t happen automatically for every couple. Some of us are not used to pulling events together and those of us who are will even find that it is very different when it’s their own!
Every couple will approach things differently, priorities will vary; there will be tasks that relate only to you and your day – the uniqueness of the event that you are planning.
After many years of helping couples through the process of planning their big day, we recognise that there is one consistent truth…. a little investment of time early on pays enormous dividends in the months ahead.
The first few months of wedding planning can be daunting as you start your research and put your budget together. Rest assured, this section will guide you through the first major steps from choosing the type of ceremony you have, to booking a venue and setting a date… and of course a few other necessities along the way.
With some of the bigger decisions set aside hopefully you’ll begin to feel more grounded in your planning, and enjoy the next few months arranging pretty details to personalise your day. Researching and discussing floral arrangements and bridal bouquets can seem an overwhelming task but one that will certainly pay off, not forgetting that you can reward yourself with delicious cake tastings too!
Wedding planning can sometimes be tiring, so let your bridesmaids or groomsmen step in to plan your hen or stag do (if you trust them) and keep yourself busy with other important decisions – like picking your wedding rings!
The day is nearing and, whether an e-invite, shop brought or a hand made wedding invitation, its time to invite your guests and share some of the important wedding day details. Whilst waiting for responses this section covers plenty to do including dress fittings, food tasting, and writing your wedding speech.
The big day is in sight, with your wedding checklist almost complete it is time for some well deserved relaxation and beauty treatments, after collecting your dress and packing for the wedding of course.
The moment you and your guests have all been waiting for, your wedding day! Your hard work and planning will pay off and come together to celebrate this joyous occasion. A day full of emotions be it excited, nervous, or even a few happy tears, this section walks you through a few events of the day, before you walk down the aisle.
The wedding day itself may have been and gone, but you’ll cherish the memories for a lifetime. Plus, you’ll get to relive the day through your wedding photographs and video; great for curing your wedding blues. Starting your married life on a honeymoon is a wonderful pick me up, too!