Searching the gifts under the tree, you spot a little box with your name on. Snatching it up you unwrap the bow, tear off the wrappings and reveal the unexpected: Kneelt in front of you, your partner waits to say those precious 4 words.
Once the tears of joy and the moment of perfection is done, there’s a wedding to plan! And we’ve got you covered with the 5 First Steps to Planning Your Wedding,first steps to planning your dream day.
First things first, it’s Christmas! You’re getting married! Before rushing into what might seem and endless pit of stress and excitement whilst preparing everything you can for the big day, take some time to actually revel in the celebration with friends and family. Let everyone know every last detail and focus on family time.
- Set a budget and theme
When you’re finally ready to sit down and plan, the first thing you both need to agree on is the budget and theme. Money is always a problem that couples have disagreements over – whether it’s for the wedding, or even just in everyday life – so take it in your stride and set the budget at the very beginning, so you know your limitations and both work accordingly.
Remember, the budget needs to be realistic, but there are plenty of ways to cut the costs with the help of friends and family, borrowing decorations and all pitching in for a buffet – rather than having all the costs on you. You don’t want to sit eating baked beans for a year in a dark house, just so you can afford the wedding!
- Find a venue
This shouldn’t be too difficult… Especially if you’ve been planning your wedding since you were a kid. It might work well to choose a couple of venues whilst choosing the theme, so that everything fits together for the overall picture.
- Set a date
Eek! Book that venue before it’s too late! Find the dates available for the venue, and opt for the best for you. Are you looking for a summer wedding or winter? An isle through fallen leaves, or daffodil sprung flower decorations?
- Bridemaids & Ushers
Don’t feel pressured by the number of people who suddenly decided they’re your best friends, just in the hope to be party of the bridal and groom parties! Pick a selection of your nearest and dearest, with of course your faves as the best man and maid of honour.
Remember it’s your day and your choices, and whilst there may be some disappointed faces, it’s important to choose the right people for you.
And of course, then there’s dress shopping, speeches to be written, booking the food, photographers and so much more! But, you’ll have your ultimate squad there every step of the way to help make the planning so much more fun and exciting!
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