New Year and newly engaged? With the initial whirlwind of excitement, and with January firmly setting in, it’s time to get wedding planning!
Where to begin? With what seems like an abundance of decisions to be made, the process can often appear like a daunting task at first. But by conquering just a few key early decisions to kick-start the process, the task can start to seem so much simpler, leaving room to get down to more important matters – enjoying your engagement and the wedding planning process.
The 3 crucial elements to set as a priority are:
– A church service, a civil ceremony or a something more relaxed in the great outdoors?
– An existing venue or a marquee in a garden? Think about location, guest numbers, and the overall style you’re looking to create.
– Photography provides a lasting memory of your big day, and this is an aspect that gets booked up quickly. Every photographer has a different style, so do some research, compare previous work and pick the one that really suits you.
Once you have the above sorted and a date firmly in place, it’s time to get into the fun stuff – invitations, food, drink, entertainment, styling, and the all-important wedding dress.
With the more time-conscious aspects already sorted, you can go at a more relaxed pace, enjoy the process and keep stress levels to a minimum.
Get creative and gather inspiration from many sources – wedding blogs, Instagram, Pinterest – there is a world of ideas out there so pin, screenshot and save anything and everything. What at first may appear a mismatch of images will soon start to take shape and the unique nature of your wedding will grow from there. You’ll soon have a clear idea of what you want (and equally don’t want) for your wedding!