Take It One Step at a Time

Put together a wedding planning schedule and do things one by one, in a logical order, so you don’t take on too much too fast and end up with everything snowballing around you. Don’t hire any vendors before you’ve confirmed your date; don’t design your cake before you’ve envisioned your flowers; and don’t book a…

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Prioritize Your People

Work your guest list with the “tiers of priority” trick. Place immediate family, the bridal party and best friends on top of the list… Follow with aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends you can’t imagine celebrating without. Under that, list your parents’ friends, neighbors, coworkers and so on. If you need to make some cuts,…

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Make a Uniform Kids Policy

You have four choices: You can welcome children with open arms You can decide to have an “adults only” wedding You can include immediate family only; or, You can hire a child care service to provide day care either at the reception space, in a hotel room or at a family member’s home. To prevent…

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Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

Your wedding vendors should be your go-to, most-trusted experts during the planning process. When working with them, you should feel free to really explore what it is you want—maybe it’s serving a late-night snack instead of a first course or doing a bridal portrait session rather than an engagement session. The bottom line is that…

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Guests Come First

The number of guests you want to invite has a huge impact on your whole wedding. Get a grip on the approximate number of guests you’ll invite before settling on a venue. This means day and evening guests. This will help you to pick the right venue and also make sure there’s ample space for…

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Don’t forget the groom!

Please don’t forget the groom and the males in the bridal party, and leave them as an afterthought You will need to consider what the males will be wearing, how they will compliment the bride and her bridesmaids, and the overall aesthetic. This is so important

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Take notes

It may feel a bit like being back in school, but take tons of notes when visiting venues or other suppliers. You’re bound to forget the detail by the time you get home. Get yourself a lovely little note book and take notes when you speak to all of your suppliers. You’ll need to look…

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Get organised.

There is a LOT to do when planning a wedding! Our top tip is to get yourself organised. One idea is to create a master document with supplier names, contact numbers, and other important details. Not only will you feel in complete control during the planning stages, you can print it and hand it to…

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Make the planning fun!

There is a lot to consider when you’re planning your wedding. With so much to think of it can be really stressful. It’s easy to forget to enjoy the journey. To make it more fun, try to make a celebration out of as many planning events as possible. For instance, if you’re having a dress…

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