Congratulations to all you new engaged couples!! How does it feel? Where did you get engaged? Did you get engaged over Christmas or New Year? What’s your ring like?
I’d love to know!
It’s such an exciting time when you are in that newly engaged stage. Where, for some of you, you’ve never started thinking properly about how you would like your wedding to be and all the finer details of planning your ACTUAL wedding.
You may have lots of questions, what to do first when engaged? where do I start planning my wedding?
From my personal and professional experience I’d like to offer some tips and advice.
Don’t rush – engagements on average last just over a year so no need to rush into getting everything booked straight away!
Pinterest – start pinning your ideas on a board on Pinterest. I kept sending my husband ideas for our wedding and he did the same. It helped us visualise our day together.
Start with your guest list – then you know the size of the venue you’re looking for.
Date – think about the time of year you’d like to get married (Christmas? Autumn? Summer? Spring?) The date can have a huge effect on the cost of your venue due to demand.
Get a planner – this is the one I used https://busyb.co.uk/wedding-to-do-s-heart but I’m sure there are many just as effective available.
Get a planner (b) – or hire a professional wedding planner! To help direct you and take care of a lot of the planning so you can enjoy a relaxing engagement.
Plan ahead – some suppliers are booked early (venues and photographers) so make sure the ones you want are available.
Enjoy being engaged – the engagement is about you and your fiancé (though I never personally liked to use that word!) so make the most of the next stage of your relationship.
Hope this has helped you begin your wedding planning. If you have any questions please send me a message!
Styling, Hair & Makeup – Brides by Rachel Williamson
Jewellery & model – Dalia Jankus
Model – Toma White
Faux and real floral crowns – Jane Elizabeth Bespoke Bridal Hair Accessories
Veil – Rebecca Anne Designs
Bouquet – Fauxever Blooms
Lingerie and dressing gowns – The Nottingham Lace Garter Co
Garter – Hayze Boutique
Happy New Year to you all!