If you’re reading this then we’re waging a guess that you’re newly engaged, in which case, congrats!!! Now begins the exciting part which is planning your big day details.

WEDDING PLANNING TIPS

Unless you’ve secretly been planning your wedding day for some time (we’re pretty sure there’s more than one of you out there!) then it can be hard to know where to start – especially when there’s inspiration overload available.

Aside from locking in a date (we’re going to safely assume you’re cool with this one) then there’s a few things you need to do without delay to avoid becoming overwhelmed, disorganised and potentially disappointed.

Email Address

Before you do anything, we highly recommend that get a dedicated e mail address for your wedding where all big day communication is sent to and from. We churn out this advice year after year, however, it’s the simplest of things that will make your wedding planning an absolute breeze.  It’ll avoid any e mails from vendors getting mixed up with day to day mail and for the type A personalities, you can even create folders for all of your different vendors and the guest list.  Being uber organised is easier than you think…. you’re welcome!

Numbers

Knowing an approximate amount of guests you’d like at your wedding will determine so many things such as your budget, your venue and even vendors such as your photographer. We’re not going to lie, this can lead to interesting conversations with family members however by biting the bullet and getting this testy task out the way, you’ll be able to begin your planning in earnest.

Vendors

So how did the guest list go??! It’s now time to turn your attention to focusing on locking in your venue. The biggest reason for this being that popular venues can get booked out 12-24 months in advance. We’re not joking!

Booking in a photographer also needs to be high on your planning agenda for the same reason as the venue above although as with all vendors, it’s good to do some research first before jump in and book. There’s heaps of amazing photographers available who all have different styles, packages and pricing so getting the right one for you is important. Booking in an engagement shoot is also a good thing to do so you can work with your chosen photographer and get used to being infront of the camera because those facial muscles are going to get a work out on the day!

Likewise, your celebrant of choice is worth looking into early doors as again they can get pretty booked up during peak wedding season.

Find Your Style {and stick to it}

At the end of the day, your wedding is as individual as you both are so there’s no rule book here. Pretty much anything goes here and there’s plenty of resource to help you including magazines, social media (for ease we use hashtags such as #adelaidewedding #adelaideweddings #adelaidebride #lovecherishadore) and wedding fairs. If you find this is becoming a little overwhelming then look into hiring a planner or a stylist to help you co-ordinate and plan the style of wedding that suits you.

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