WEDDING PLANNING – WHERE TO START WHEN YOU’VE JUST GOT ENGAGED?
Just got married, great – now what???
If you have no idea where to start with wedding planning, give yourself a couple of weeks to do some fun research. Scroll Pinterest, read some wedding blogs, and buy a couple of magazines… just to wet the whistle…
I suggesting purchasing the Rock n Roll Bride Magazine (or new Rock N Roll Bride Book she has out) it’s always good to flick through something physical. Also, check out some blogs to get you started with inspiration… here are a few ideas
Also, don’t forget to start an inspiration board on PINTEREST
FIND A WEDDING VENUE
So after you’ve done a bit of fun research, the next thing to do is to find your wedding venue. This is the hardest and probably most stressful part of wedding planning… you go from flicking through very cool blogs to the reality of everything being bloody expensive, a venue not being exactly what you want.. dates not matching… This is probably the time when you’ll realistically realise what kind of budget you need.
Once you find your venue, everything else falls into place as you will also be indirectly setting your budget, choosing your style, setting your date, and deciding roughly the amount of people coming to your wedding… That’s why finding the venue is the biggest stress!
If you are thinking of getting married in Oxfordshire take a peek at the OXFORD VENUE category in this blog for inspiration, or if you’re looking for something a bit different have a read of this blog post 10 ALTERNATIVE WEDDING VENUES or 12 CITY WEDDING VENUES IN OXFORD.
SHARE YOUR WEDDING DATE
The venue may only have a few dates available so choose your date and then let people know as soon as possible. People are so busy these days and get booked up, even up to a year in advanced, so if you don’t have time to make a fancy save the date cards, just text everyone, or email so everyone can firmly put it in their diary.
To do this you’ll need to make a list of people who are coming to the wedding… are you going to invite everyone you know, or just a few close friends and family… I’d suggest just telling the must have’s at this stage… unless you are certain.