Planning a great wedding involves careful organisation and attention to detail. Here are some steps to help you plan your dream wedding:
1. Select a date and venue!
Choose a wedding date that works for you and your partner, and start looking for suitable venues. Visit different locations, ask about availability, and ensure that the venue aligns with your vision and budget. Note, you may have to be flexible on your date if you are not flexible on your venue unless you are planning very far ahead.
2. Get your key suppliers booked early
Hire key suppliers: Research and book suppliers such as photographers, videographers, caterers, florists, and musicians or DJ's. Read reviews, ask for recommendations, and arrange meetings to discuss your requirements if needed.
3. Plan your ceremony
Decide on the type of ceremony you want, whether it's a religious or non-religious ceremony, and whether you want to write personalized vows. Book an officiant and discuss the ceremony details with them.
4. Choose the brides and grooms party
Decide who will be your bridesmaids, groomsmen, and other members of the bridal party. Communicate with them about their roles and responsibilities if you feel it is necessary!
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5. Create a wedding timeline
Develop a timeline that includes all the important milestones and deadlines leading up to the wedding day. This will help you stay organised and ensure that everything is on track.
6. Select wedding outfits
Shop for your wedding dress/es or suits, as well as attire for the bridal and or grooms party! Allow enough time for alterations and fittings, but this is the fun part!
7. Plan the reception
Determine the flow of events during the reception, such as the entrance, first dance, speeches, and cake cutting. Choose a menu that accommodates different dietary preferences, and plan entertainment for your guests that feels right for you!
8. Plan for accommodations and transportation
If you have guests traveling from far away, provide them with information about nearby accommodations. Arrange transportation, if necessary, for the wedding party and guests. If you're getting married at Pangdean, you can see our helpful guide of recommended suppliers for accommodation and transport here.
Remember, the most important aspect of planning a great wedding is to stay true to yourselves as a couple and create an event that reflects your personalities and love for each other!
All photos credit: Kim Williams Weddings