You’ve waited for this day since the day your partner proposed. Perhaps you’ve had to wait longer than expected due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now you can start getting excited – and get planning!
There is a lot of organization that goes into wedding planning, but you can take steps to make the process feel less overwhelming. Here are four tips to help ensure you have your dream wedding.
1. Book your venue
Choosing where to get married can feel similar to looking for a house, in that you have that same excited feeling when you know you’ve found the perfect place. There are many options to choose from, so take your time and talk with your soon-to-be husband about what things are essential to you. Consider:
- What is the capacity for guests?
- Is the location ok for you and your guests?
- Do the building and interior fit with your desired theme?
- Can you have live music at the venue?
It’s a good idea to make a list of things that are important to you so you can explore this with any venue you love the look of.
2. Choose your theme
Perhaps you’ve always wanted a winter-themed wedding or a day that takes everyone back to the roaring 20s.
Whether you go for vintage, rustic, modern, or bohemian, it’s essential to keep the venue and the location in mind. An outdoor wedding in January probably isn’t a good idea, but it could be good be great in July. If you’re struggling to find a theme, take a look on Pinterest for some wedding inspiration. You can also consider what colors, elements, and designs speak to you. Once you have a rough idea, you can start to build up a theme that can be as traditional or as unique as you want it to be.
3. Choose the dresses
This includes your own and the bridesmaids’ dresses! Choosing your wedding dress is an experience you’ll never forget. It can bring up all sorts of emotions. It’s important not to rush this process. Trust that your perfect dress is out there, and you’ll know the moment you try it on.
A top tip? Don’t buy your dress until you’ve decided on your venue/location! You’ll want to make sure it fits the time of year as well as the setting you’re getting married in.
When choosing the best bridesmaid dresses, these elements still apply. You’ll need to consider the color scheme; how do the dresses complement your dress, your bridesmaids’ figures, and the venue.
Remember, trust the process, and don’t sweat the little things. It doesn’t have to be perfect to be a memorable day full of love and commitment.
4. Finding the perfect cake
Cakes can be more expensive than many people realize, so it’s worth taking the time to find a baker who can create the cake of your dreams within your budget.
If you fancy something a bit different, you can choose to have a cheesecake instead. Yes, with actual cheese!
There you have it: four tips to help you plan your wedding!