Getting married in 2017?
As we go in to 2017, I sit here wondering if any of you were proposed to over the Christmas and New Year period?
‘Yes’ you say?
Secondly, I bet you have thought about what you will need to plan for your wedding for half of your adult life. I thought it might be handy to compile a little list of things that you might need to remember.
- Check out your suppliers. Investigate all your local wedding suppliers and find the right ones for you. This may not be the cheapest (or most expensive), but those whose work is in a style that you like and that you get on with on a personal level as well. For example – most of the people involved in your actual wedding will also have a lot of time being in contact with you before, on the day, and after the day. So it helps to know that you gel before you start.
- Make sure you ask for a few quotes from different suppliers.
- Check they are available on the date of your wedding, and also what you need to do to be able to book in with them. For me to photograph your wedding I would be asking for 50% of the full cost at the time of booking to reserve your date in my diary. Also check when they will be requiring the balance of the bill paid, for me this is 4 weeks before your wedding date.
- Ensure that all suppliers have the relevant insurance in place. This will cover you in the event that something goes wrong (which of course rarely happens, but should be planned for just in case).
- Write everything down! A diary or folder which will contain all of the contact info and amounts paid to your suppliers is a fab idea, it will help you keep track of what you have done already and what you still have to do. It could also save you if you need to contact a supplier and have lost a business card!
These are just a few of the ideas that might help with planning your big day, and ease the pressure on the planning and pulling it all together.
Stay tuned for more ideas over the coming weeks!