Wedding planning advice
How to get started
Planning a wedding is a huge task, much bigger then most of us will have attempted before, so I thought we should kick off the new year with some helpful advice.
I have gathered advice and tips from a selection of experienced and knowledgeable people. Firstly we have a wonderful wedding planner called Vikki, she has given me some wonderful advice on how couples should start the wedding planning process.
Wedding planning advice from a wedding planner – Your Wedding Friend
“For a smoother planning process you need to have discussions between you early on about what the two of you want for your wedding. Set YOUR priorities before anyone else can start telling you theirs, and they will. So, long as the two of you agree on what you want, you can fend off other peoples opinion on what you should do.
Figure out your starting budget before you go looking at venues, unless you have a pretty substantial budget to begin with, looking at things you can’t afford will only cause you grief. And the venue will likely be your biggest expense, so if you fall in love with a gorgeous but expensive venue, unless you can think of other ways to find the money, you’re really better off staying away.
In all the excitement it can be tempting to make offers you later regret or agree to things you wish you hadn’t. Give yourself time. Don’t make any decisions in haste – even when it feels like you’re turning down the bargain of a lifetime, because great deals come around all the time and you deserve the time to make a proper decision based on your plan. NB you can ask people to make a provisional reservation for you but you must stay in touch with them and follow up with a yay or nay.”