3 Things To Think About When You’re Planning Your Wedding



Many people underestimate just how much there is to think about when planning a wedding. There are so many options that it will take a while to decide exactly what it is you want and need, which are potentially two different things, and the cost factor will come into play as well. Add to this the fact that there are logistics to think about – the date you choose will have to work for every supplier as well as every guest – and you can see why it might take some time to get everything organized. Here are some of the main things to think about when you’re planning your wedding so you can have a good starting point; everything else can be worked out later.


The Money

Although it might seem like a boring thing to think about, the fact is that you’ll need to know how much you have to spend before you start spending anything at all. The last thing you’ll want is to pay all the deposits and then find you can’t actually pay the balance. You’ll not only lose the money you already spent, but you’ll have to start all over again trying to book whatever it was you needed in the first place.


Therefore, you must have abudget in place before you begin. Once you know how much you have to spend, you’ll know you are booking the right elements. Sometimes this will mean compromising on certain items, but it’s better to do this than to try to stretch your budget too far and find you’re putting yourself in financial difficulties or, as above, not able to pay for everything in the end.


The Venue

Although most of the elements of a wedding can be changed quite easily (even if you don’t want to change them), the venue is one that is crucial to get right. The wedding venue is the heart of a wedding; it’s where wedding receptions take place, it’s where the photographs will happen, it’s where your guests will need to get to, and of course, it’s where the ceremony itself will take place. Plus, it’s the part of your wedding planning that will dictate everything else; it’s likely to be the most expensive element, and the date your chosen venue is available will determine everything else that comes afterwards.

This is why it’s so important to get the venue right first of all, and it should be the very first job you undertake when you know you’re getting married. Securing your ideal venue is a great thing to tick off the list, and it means you can plan everything else knowing exactly where and when your wedding will take place.

The Suppliers

Once the venue has been booked, you can move on to finding the right suppliers. Depending on exactly what you need for your wedding, there could be many different people to deal with, from caterers to photographers to dressmakers and more. It’s important to know who is doing what, how much they will cost, and when plans need to be made. When do you need to go for dress or suit fittings? When do you need to taste the cake options? When do you need to let the caterer know how many people are coming to the reception?

A spreadsheet detailing all of these things and anything else that needs to be considered will help considerably. You’ll know exactly when you need to speak to whom and what your deadlines are. This will ensure you don’t forget anything, and it means you’ll feel much less stressed as the big day gets closer.