Getting Started

The 11 First Steps to Planning Your Perfect Day

Congratulations! So he popped the question and you said yes (or maybe the other way around...) but now what? With so much to consider and literally hundreds of things to do and plan for your day, you’re not alone in wondering what to do first. So, before you rush off to book your venue or ask all 16 of your cousins to be flower girls, here are our suggested first eleven steps to planning your perfect day.

 

  • 1. Tell your Parents Traditionally they should be the first to know.

  • 2. Announce your Engagement Share your news with the rest of the world.

  • 3. Understand The Wedding Planning Journey Figure out where you are going and how best to get there.

  • 4. Get Inspired What does your day look like? Start with the end in mind.

  • 5. Set a Date Pick at least the month (and of course year) as soon as possible.

  • 6. Work out your Budget Decide who will pay for what and how much you can realistically afford.

  • 7. Choose your Bridal Party So who will be your wedding besties and what can you expect?

  • 8. Get Organised When it comes to wedding planning, organisation is the name of the game.

  • 9. Work out approximate Guest Numbers Get a rough idea about who you want to invite (or leave out).

  • 10. Start Your Search for a Venue From the ceremony to the reception, it’s best to start the search as soon as possible.

  • 11. Start Looking for Suppliers Finding the right suppliers is crucial to ensuring that all goes to plan on the big day.

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