Preparing for your wedding is an exciting adventure to be had. It’s finally time to unleash those Pinterest wedding boards you’ve been secretly pinning and make it happen IRL.
From finding your dream dress to choosing the perfect decor, get set to WOW with a helping hand from the ladies and gents at Bridebook, the world’s first online wedding planning platform (we know, SUCH a good idea, right?).
Sharing their top 10 tips to help get your wedding prep on, getting started couldn’t be easier:
1. Get support
After the whirlwind excitement of being engaged settles in, it’s time to start making the initial plans.
Your to-do list will soon become filled with venues to visit, photographers to meet and menu options galore. But don’t panic!
It’s important to create a network of support: divide jobs between you and your partner, enlist savvy friends and family to help out and be sure to use helpful wedding planning tools like Bridebook to ensure you’re staying on track.
2. Find inspiration
Now, it’s time for the fun to begin! The most exciting part of planning your big day is all the research involved.
With so many beautiful and fun ideas out there to to suit any taste or budget, it’s important for you both take time out and find inspiration. Wedding blogs, magazines and Pinterest are our go-to inspirations.
3. Get organised
Now that you’ve got an idea in mind, it’s time to get your organisation skills up to scratch to make them happen.
Whether taking it old school with pen to paper lists or keeping it all in check with online planner – make sure you stick to your schedule and plan accordingly.
4: Stick to your budget
First and foremost in your wedding planning is outlining your budget right from the beginning. Be realistic with what you are prepared to spend and prioritise what’s important in this online planner.
Investing in your wedding photography will be something you treasure forever, so why not get your craft on with Etsy supplies to save a few extra pennies?
5: Start booking
Find your the ultimate venue? Suss out a photographer that understands your needs? Pencil in that date and book it in ASAP – especially if your wedding is in peak summer season. Delays cause disappointment.
6: Find the ‘one’
Pop a date in the diary and gather all your best gal pals and bridesmaids, it’s officially time to hunt out your dream dress. For a one of a kind vintage piece or a bespoke custom accessory, take a peek on the Etsy Editors Wedding picks for their top fashionable finds.
7: Add the personal touch
You’ve got the bridesmaid dresses, the table settings planned and playlist all sorted, now it’s time to bring a personal touch to your wedding. A simple handmade touch will make all the difference and make your day unique to you, from personalised cake toppers to customised groomsmen cufflinks – it’s all in the detail.
8: Prepare for all occasions
Whilst you may plan your day right down to the finer moments, there will always be little surprises here and there that may catch you off guard. The trick is to be prepped for all occurrences: have umbrellas on standby for grey clouds, flip flops at the ready for dancing feet and don’t forget to pen an itinerary and contact numbers for all bridesmaids and groomsmen just in case.
9: Give thanks
In the run up to the big day, all hands will be on deck with DIY prepping and ensuring everything runs smoothly. Whether hosting a dinner party to give thanks or showing your appreciation with a small token (we adore these bridesmaid bundles), we suggest pencilling in a thank you into your timeline before everything gets hectic!
10: Enjoy your wedding
Last but by certainly no means least, our final piece of advise is to simply enjoy every moment. It is after all, as the wise old saying goes, the best day of your life!