The 6 Essential Features You Need to Organise for Your Wedding
If you’ve just gotten engaged and have started looking into wedding planning, you may have been shocked by the amount you need to organise! With so much to plan, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and confused. If you’re looking to make planning your wedding as stress-free as possible, we’re here to help. Here we have the 6 essential features you need to organise for your wedding. Just take care of these things, and the rest will fall into place!
The first step in planning your wedding day should always be to book your venue. Until you know where your wedding will be and on what date, you can’t invite your guests or book your caterers, florist, band, transport etc. If you have your heart set on a beautiful stately house or gorgeous beachside venue, you could be in for a long wait. Generally speaking, you’ll need to book your wedding date 18-24 months in advance, although you may strike lucky and get your dream venue much sooner!
2. Wedding dress
A lot of brides base their wedding day aesthetic around their wedding dress. For instance, if they’ve chosen a 1920s style gown, they’ll choose muted flowers, a swing band and a vintage car. Whereas, a princess-style gown will be best suited to a modern car, bright floral arrangements and a DJ. For this reason, you should make choosing your dress a priority. Once this is done, you can use it to put together on a cohesive wedding theme that compliments your look. It’s also worth considering who will provide the wedding dress cleaning and preservation after the wedding.
While memories fade, photos last forever. For the perfect memento of your big day, hire a professional photographer who will really capture the magic of your wedding. Meet with a few before the wedding to discuss your vision for your wedding photos and hire the photographer that is the best fit for you. We’d suggest booking your photographer at least 10-12 months in advance.
Now is the time to hire all of the vendors you need to make your wedding day special. You should try to find your vendors as early as possible, most vendors are fully booked for months in advance so you need to plan ahead to get the best quality vendors. A good rule of thumb is to aim to hire your vendors eight months before your wedding date. Hiring professional florists, drivers, bands, DJs, caterers, makeup artists and hairdressers will take a huge amount of stress out of your wedding planning, and they’ll be able to take care of a lot of the little details for you. Better yet, they’ll have plenty of experience in planning a wedding so they’ll think of things you wouldn’t!
One you have your date and venue confirmed, you can write your guest list and send your invites out. Make sure you do this well before the big day so you can give your guests plenty of notice - we’d recommend setting your invitations 6-8 weeks before the big day.
6. Wedding favours
Finally, give your guests a token of your gratitude with a wedding favour. It doesn’t have to be much, but a little gift will be greatly appreciated by your friends and family who’ve spent your big day with you.