Top Expert Wedding Planning Tips & Tricks

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We’ve gathered together a selection of top wedding planning tips & tricks based on our experiences, as well as those from experts in the industry, just for you.

We reveal clever ways on how to save money, as well as techniques to make the entire process a heck of a lot more stress-free.

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START EARLY

Don’t hang around. Suppliers often get booked up extremely quickly, so don’t prolong the booking process, especially if you’re getting married in peak summer. “Late planning will drastically reduce the options,” says Vic Alexander, Visiting Tailor at JB Bespoke. “This could result in ‘second best, poorer service, and far from a dream wedding.”

 

HIT PINTEREST
Pinterest is quickly becoming the most popular search engine, especially for Brides. I like to call it the wedding Bible.

 

BE BUDGET SAVVY
Start by actually writing down your budget, saying it out loud even helps. Then begin to think about what you’d LOVE to have at your wedding.

 

THINK BEFORE YOU START RESEARCHING VENUES
What kind of wedding do you want? And how many guests do you want to invite? Only once you know the answers to these questions should you start researching possible venues.

 

VISIT YOUR VENUE AGAIN, AGAIN & AGAIN
You’ll find that you come across so many questions throughout the planning process, such as, “how many tables can we fit in the space?”, and “where can we put flowers where guests will notice?”. Visiting your venue during open days/evenings is a great way to discuss any queries with the staff (plus it’s always nice for an excuse to see the venue again!).

 

THINK ABOUT THE LIGHTING
Lighting is something that is usually massively overlooked, yet it can make all the difference to your venue. Uplighters and candles are relatively low-cost effective ways of introducing lighting. Don’t forget to think of outside lighting too – outdoor lanterns are really cheap and look amazing.

 

CHOOSE WISELY
“Take your time and choose suppliers that compliments your personal style. Shop around before contacting them. Everything is easier when you work with suppliers that you trust 100%.” Cameron & Mindy Braun of Braunphotography.

 

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CHOOSE A MENU YOU WILL ENJOY
Many future brides and grooms worry about the wedding breakfast menu, and get caught up in the details of others’ preferences and dietary requirements. Trying to please everybody is an impossible task. It’s YOUR day, so pick a menu you and your partner both love.

 

MAKE THE PLANNING FUN
“With so much to think of, planning a wedding can be really stressful. It’s easy to forget to enjoy the journey,” says Maria-Antonia Greenhill, Wedding and Event Planner of White Door Events. She encourages her clients to make a celebration out of as many planning events as possible. “For instance, if you’re having a dress fitting, meet with your entourage for afternoon tea or bubbly afterwards.”

 

GET ORGANISED
Create a master document with supplier names, contact numbers, and other important details. Not only will you feel in complete control during the planning stages, you can print it and hand it to one of your trusted bridesmaids on the day!

 

TAKE NOTES
“It may feel a bit like being back in school, but take lots of notes when visiting venues or other suppliers. You’re bound to forget the detail by the time you get home. With venues specifically, I recommend giving marks out of ten on things like style, charm, and budget.” MariaAntonia Greenhill, Wedding and Event Planner of White Door Events.

 

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Happy planning!