Congratulations, so, you have finally bagged your ideal man, have a humongous rock on your finger the exact one that you wanted after many months of walking past that same jewellers whilst dropping hints!
So, what now? The biggest day of your life so far, you may have been planning it since you were young! But what do you do, where do you start? Such an exciting time, so much to consider.
Have you rushed to WHS Smith yet to buy out the whole shop of bridal mags? Everything from cakes to flowers, venues to hair. Ask yourself this, what sort of day do you really want? It is not all about who Aunty Flo wants to sit next to or that you’re Mum wants you to arrive in a Rolls Royce! Do you want a pretty vintage wedding with birdcages, lace and bunting adorning the ceiling, or a festival – outdoor style celebration – will it rain? Eek! (Bridal Umbrella a must have!) Or, are you looking for an all out fairytale wedding with a princess dress that would be only good enough for Katie Price herself? The ideas are endless and nothing is impossible!
Can you afford a big wedding? Or maybe you would just like an intimate occasion? Either way, that’s fine, just make sure that it’s affordable to you, not the best idea to start married life in a massive amount of debt.
One of the biggest, first things to consider early on is your venue. Does it have baby changing? Do they have adequate parking; is it big enough to accommodate your guests? Does it have disabled access? Are other weddings taking place on the same day? Is accommodation available? Are they flexible with regards to the menu? Maybe you don’t want coq au vin – just a good old fashioned roast beef, with Yorkshire pudding?
Once you’ve got your venue, next it’s time to start thinking about your suppliers. Start with your photographer and car company – Beware of photographers there are hundreds and hundreds out there, there is a huge difference in photography – so make sure you see previous examples of their work, ask how long they will stay and roughly how many pictures they would take? Have they worked at your venue before?
Now for the fun bit – your dress! The most important part of any girls big day, there are hundreds of new-season dresses from all the big-name designers. There are hundreds of designers out there, for every body shape, budget, in every length and style. Make sure that you get lots of ideas from your magazines, try lots on to get an idea of the style that looks best on your particular body shape, there are cheaper online alternatives available, just be very careful and check out your measurements thoroughly. And remember, this is your Wedding Day – make sure that the bridal shop makes you feel as special as you are – so that you look and feel amazing on your day!
There are so many fun ways to make every aspect look amazing, from your cake and flowers to your invites and decorations, don’t forget to inject your personality and style by personalising your wedding, choose the perfect stationery and find a cake that won’t blow the budget – your day will soon start coming to life.
But for now wishing you happy planning, we’d love to hear from you!