Now that you’ve taken that big step – getting engaged, that is – it’s time to plan your wedding. Everyone has an idea of what their perfect wedding should be like, and this is undoubtedly the opportunity you have been waiting for.
Whether your dream wedding is in the city or at a classic, popular and traditional location like Bournemouth, you will need to plan your wedding carefully. And contrary to what others may say, planning a wedding is not as difficult as it seems, as long as you know what to consider and prioritise.
The first thing you should consider is your budget, as it will dictate the scale and scope of your big day. Whether you are sharing the cost of the wedding together as a couple or are sharing the expense with your parents, it is important to decide this from the beginning. This way, you already have an idea of what you are planning to spend (and what you can spend) for your entire wedding.
Your wedding location and venue
Whilst it may take a while to decide on the venue of your wedding, this is the second thing you need to do. Needless to say, reservations for some popular venues may take years. But the good news is that you have an extensive range of locations and venues to choose from. Bournemouth weddings, for example, are increasingly gaining in popularity, mostly because there are an array of venues in the area that suit every budget and preference. But the point is to decide on your wedding venue right away so you will not be inconvenienced at the last minute. It is also worth noting that it is always better to choose a venue which can give you accommodation, especially on your first night, or is at least near comfortable accommodation.
Your guest list
The next step is to plan your guest list. Again, you have to decide whether you would like a big wedding or a small, intimate affair. The guest list will also depend on your budget and venue. When making the list, begin with the people who are closest to you, extending outwards to friends, colleagues, and business partners. Do not think of the amount of guests at this point – simply list down everyone you can remember. When the list is done, you can then eliminate those whom you feel can be removed. Keep in mind that this may take some compromises with your partner, so plan the list carefully from this point.
Your wedding suppliers
When you have finalised your guest list, it is time to book your suppliers, such as your wedding photographer. You will have plenty of moments during your wedding which you will want to be captured for posterity, so it is important to choose a photographer wisely. Experts like Nick Rutter at www.nickrutterphotography.co.uk recommend choosing a photographer based on their expertise, experience, and how comfortable you are with them. Next, take care of the other suppliers such as the wedding cake and flower supplier, and of course, the caterer.
There may be other considerations in planning your ideal wedding. But these major factors can make or break your big day, and it is always in your best interest to consider them first. If you have these primary considerations taken care of, the rest of your wedding planning becomes much easier.
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