Preparing for your wedding is an exciting adventure. It’s finally time to unleash those Pinterest wedding boards you’ve been secretly pinning and make it happen.
With these top 10 tips to help get your wedding prep on, getting started couldn’t be easier:
1. Get support
After the whirlwind excitement of being engaged settles in, it’s time to start making the initial plans.
Your to-do list will soon become filled with venues to visit, vendors to meet and menu options galore. But don’t panic!
It’s important to create a network of support: divide jobs between you and your partner, enlist savvy friends and family to help out and be sure to use helpful wedding planning tools like Checklists to ensure you’re staying on track.
2. Find inspiration
Now, it’s time for the fun to begin! The most exciting part of planning your big day is all the research involved.
With so many beautiful and fun ideas out there to suit any taste or budget, it’s important for you both take time out and find inspiration. Wedding blogs, magazines and Pinterest are our go-to inspirations.
3. Get organised
Now that you’ve got an idea in mind, it’s time to get your organisation skills up to scratch and make them happen.
Whether taking it old school with pen-to-paper lists or keeping it all in check with an online planner – make sure you stick to your schedule and plan accordingly.
4. Stick to your budget
First and foremost in your wedding planning is outlining your budget right from the beginning. Be realistic with what you are prepared to spend and prioritise what’s important.
Investing in your wedding photography will be something you treasure forever and create your very first heirloom with timeless memories for your children and grandchildren.
5. Start booking
Found your ultimate venue? Sussed out a photographer that understands your needs? Pencil in that date and book it in ASAP – especially if your wedding is in peak summer season. Delays cause disappointment.
6. Find the ‘one’
Pop a date in the diary and gather all your best gal pals and bridesmaids, it’s officially time to hunt out your dream dress. For a one of a kind vintage piece or a bespoke custom accessory, take a look on source websites for their top fashionable finds.
7. Add the personal touch
You’ve got the bridesmaid dresses, the table settings planned and playlist all sorted, now it’s time to bring a personal touch to your wedding. A simple handmade touch will make all the difference and make your day unique to you, from personalised cake toppers to customised groomsmen cufflinks – it’s all in the detail.
8. Prepare for all occasions
Whilst you may plan your day right down to the finer moments, there will always be little surprises here and there that may catch you off guard. The trick is to be prepped for all occurrences: have umbrellas on standby for grey clouds, flat shoes at the ready for dancing feet and don’t forget to pen an itinerary and contact numbers for all bridesmaids and groomsmen just in case.
9. Give thanks
In the run up to the big day, all hands will be on deck with DIY prepping and ensuring everything runs smoothly. Whether hosting a dinner party to give thanks or showing your appreciation with a small token, we suggest pencilling in a thank you into your timeline before everything gets hectic!
10. Enjoy your wedding
Last but definitely not least, my final piece of advice is to simply enjoy every moment. After all, as the wise old saying goes, it is the best day of your life!
All bookings with Jewels Photography will receive a comprehensive Checklist for detailing all those important pieces of information. A one-stop shop for your entire wedding day preparation.