As we are in the middle of ‘Engagement Season.’ So what do you do after getting engaged? Here’s 5 tips: Congrats! You’re engaged! A new phase of your life is about to start and the moment you have always dreamt of has happened. But what…
As we are in the middle of ‘Engagement Season.’ So what do you do after getting engaged? Here’s 5 tips:
Congrats! You’re engaged! A new phase of your life is about to start and the moment you have always dreamt of has happened. But what now? Where do you start? OMG theres so much to do! Deep breath, let’s take it step by step and here’s 5 key tips for newly engaged couples:-
Of course when friends and family find out about your momentous moment, they will want to join in on the celebrations and see the both of you. But the amount of facebook messages, instagram comments, phone-calls that are going to hit you, it can feel like your personal moment is a bit of a public moment. A great tip is set one day aside for the both of you just to celebrate as a newly engaged couple. Whether it is at your favourite restaurant, first date site, pick somewhere which has a connection with you both and reflect on your journey to this point.
A lot our bride-to-be’s like to have a focal point for all wedding things related. With such a large selection of lovely wedding planners from shops such as Etsy, Paperchase and Amazon, why not keep all your designs, notes and ideas in your shiny 2020 bride to be planner?
Some of these planners also provide great tips and pages for breaking down what suppliers you will need, who you need to contact, recording RSVPs and other details.
Did you imagine yourself having a winter wedding or a summer wedding? The season will determine what style wedding you have, how long you have to plan and what availability venues will have.
Factors to consider when choosing a wedding date include thinking of how many kids your friends have, is it easy to attend your wedding with the kids? How much family are coming from abroad, how much flights would be. Summer is the most popular time for weddings so venues will be booked pretty soon affecting your timeline.
Other things to consider are the date. Is there any holidays that day, any other external events that will cause conflict for guests to attend? Try be courteous and think about your guests too for your big day
Newly engaged couples have the awkward conversation of having to sit down and discuss the financials. Trust me it’s well worth getting over the awkwardness of discussing finances in the interest of the long run. Weddings can go over budget very easily. Review your revenue sources such as family members, spare cash etc. Working out a realistic budget for your wedding saves a lot of stress and hassle overall.
Another handy tip with budgeting is prioritise your budget. We tend to ask newly engaged couples to pick their 3 main priorities for their wedding day. This helps distribute your budget to the parts which are important to you and on making your day special for you.
Weddings cost on average £25,000 these days and can go upwards very easily. Work out your budget, try and have a buffer for overspends if possible. If you find you’re overspending find DIY soloutions for parts of your day to save money where possible.
We touched on this earlier, popular venues can get booked years in advance. Bear this in mind when you start your search. Factors to consider when choosing your venue include:
Many wedding venues will list on sites such as Hitched, many will feature their maximum capacity which help. Make sure you look at venues which are capable of hosting your wedding guest numbers.
Once you find a venue that has availability and can cater to your requirements. Enquire what services your venue offer to newly engaged couples. Services like catering, linen, chairs, lighting etc. This helps you budget accordingly knowning exactly whats in your venue package can save you money on suppliers.
On Site Accomodation
On site accommodation for the wedding party maybe something you require if you have guests travelling from far to attend. Ask if venues offer this or alternately what bed and breakfasts are close by. You should get a good idea about accessibility to the venue from all routes and factor in to your venue decision.
For more tips and advice get in touch with our wedding planning service today and see why having a wedding planner helps maximise your budget and takes away the stress of delivering your perfect day!
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