The average cost of a wedding in the UK is £15,000 and with 35 percent of married people changing their Facebook relationship status within 24 hours, you don’t want anything to go wrong on the big day.
From the dress to invites and from flowers to the meal, organisation is key when it comes to making sure your wedding day runs smoothly. Below we have outlined some of the key aspects to look out for when planning your big day!
Nothing spells disaster more than having forgotten to invite your aunt and uncle to your own wedding and yes, it has happened. Like with everything else, writing all the details down is the key to having a healthy (and complete) guest list. Start with both your closest family members and friends, and then work your way outwards towards the people you know least. Once the date and venue have been specified (this will be set out in our next point), you can send your attendees the details with one of these save the date wedding cards.
Date and Venue
The selection of the venue should take place once you have an estimated number of guests that will come along to your wedding. You don’t want to choose a venue that ends up being too big for the size of your party. Similarly, you wouldn’t want to end up with a choice where your guests don’t fit! Take note of the magic number and start looking for venues that can hold that many guests. These tips will help you choose your dream venue.
Will it be white? Will it be ivory? A number of brides also choose to wear black on the big day! Adventurous, we know! For most brides, the dress is one of the most important elements of the day. Still, finding one you might want to settle for might not be easy, mainly due to the pressure brides face when being expected to choose what for many remains the most important dress they will ever own. Start by choosing a dress style that will flatter your curves and body shape and not shame them. Here is a more in-depth guide on what to look out for when choosing your wedding dress.
Capturing your big day on camera needn’t be a challenge. You might have seen hundreds of wedding shots from friends and family that might not have been exactly what you would want to see of your wedding day, but this doesn’t mean there aren’t great photographers out there who are capable of transforming your big day into an amazing set of memories. Choose a style that resonates with you first and then do some research to help you identify your photographer-to-be. On this link, wedding photographers share their tips on what makes great wedding photography.
The above will hopefully help you plan your day so that everything goes according to plan and even better than expected! Remember: do loads of research beforehand and, most importantly, enjoy the day!