Many couples take the next big step and propose during the festive season, what better way than to combine a proposal when all your closest family and friends are all in one place right?
Heading into the new year with wedding planning on the agenda is super exciting and something to look forward to!
Having been a bride to be myself & worked with so many couples ranging from those who are neck deep into their wedding planning to those who have just done the proposal, I have a few tips that you may find useful to help you along with the ‘ok, what’s next’ phase.
There’s so much amazing inspiration online and you can truly start to create and plan the day you want, no matter how simple or extravagant you want it. Pinterest is an amazing source of inspiration from bridal dresses, to bouquets, to table planning to hair and makeup ideas. You can follow my board for inspiration here. Along with Pinterest, Instagram is also a great contender for all things wedding inspo. Better get following and dreaming up the details for your day 😍
If you have an idea of the aesthetic you want for your wedding venue, that’s a great start! A lot of venues are booked up a year or 2 years in advance so it’s a great idea to write down the style you envision for your day and then jot down some venues that may come to mind. Start sending the wedding venues an email to enquire about pricing, dates and availability so you can book a time to go and visit the space if it meets your requirements.
Hair & Makeup
If you plan to have your makeup done by a make-up artist on the wedding, it’s worth starting to research into the style of make-up you want to have done and also researching suppliers in the area. There are a lot of wedding blogs which list suppliers so that could be a great starting point or referrals if you know of anyone who got hitched recently!
Wedding Photographer & Videographer
Wedding photographers and videographers are booked up a year to 2 years in advance, maybe even 3 sometimes! Google search is a great starting point but do take your time and go through the pages – Just because someone is ranking number 1 on the search engine doesn’t mean that it’s the perfect fit! Take some time and go through at least the first 10 results pages and research the photographers styles and if you like the look of the work, get the ball rolling and drop them an email.
Most of all, have fun wit the wedding planning and don’t let anyone take the fun out it for you!