Posted on Monday, 20th January, 2014
What we aim to do in our latest blog, is address the questions that we consider to be most important, and should be answered before anything else, and provide some guidance for you.
So you’ve accepted the proposal, the engagement is official. Your family knows, their family knows. Now it’s time to get down to business. Although planning a wedding is a lot of fun, there are some serious questions you need to answer before you get carried away in all the romance.
Let’s get started…
“What kind of wedding do I want?”
A lot of people still go for the traditional wedding in the church with the white gown, church choir singing, but recently we’re starting to see more of the ‘modern wedding’ creeping in where it’s more like a black tie event.
Is this going to be a full on party or will it be chilled out gathering of family and friends? This is down to personal preference really. Some may want an all night event that will carry on in to the early hours, where some prefer to keep it a relaxed, laid back event.
“Who should I invite?”
A guest list should be one of the first things on your mind, because let’s face it, you can’t really get an idea of which venue you can choose before you have at least a rough idea of how many people will be coming.
This is a day you want to share with the people that mean the most to you, so after you’ve collated the list of people you want to invite, split them into subcategories; family, friends, work, school etc. (this will also help you get a jumpstart on your seating plan)
“Who can we trust?”
Now it’s time decide who are going to be playing the main roles, the best man and chief bridesmaid. These people are not only important on the day, but through the whole planning process.
It would be wise to choose someone you know is reliable, and generally supportive.
“When should we get married?“
Is there a time of year that holds special significance to you? Maybe you want to tie the knot on the anniversary of a major event in your relationship?
Whenever you decide to have your big day, you should give yourself at least a year to get everything planned, although some people like to take longer than this.
“What’s our budget?“
It’s all well and good imagining your dream wedding, but you need to be realistic in what you can afford. Don’t give up hope if something is too expensive. There’s always an alternative that can look just as nice or in some cases, even better.
Just to finish off, above all, remember it’s your wedding, don’t be swayed too much by what you think is the right thing to do or what other people may tell you is wrong.
At the end of the day, you want this day to be a reflection of you as a couple. You want to be able to look back and smile, and not think “we could have done the flowers better”or something like that.
We hope this blog has been useful to you. If you would like to have a chat with our wedding team, please feel free to get in touch on 0141 225 5615 and we’ll be happy to help.
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