Congratulations on your engagement and welcome to the world of wedding planning! Not sure which suppliers to book first? We’ve got you covered in today’s podcast episode!
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Wedding venue (ceremony and reception)
Your ceremony and reception venues will be crucial in determining the style, location and date of your wedding! There are so many gorgeous styles of venues to choose from, so have an idea of the wedding aesthetic you’re after.
Entertainment (church, DJ, band etc)
There are so many fantastic ways to keep your guests entertained at your wedding! Consider the type of wedding you’d like to have and book the fabulous suppliers who can create the atmosphere you desire. This could be live music, a DJ, a magician or fireworks!
Your wedding planner is the one who can help set the tone for the rest of your wedding planning journey. He or she will help you find your dream suppliers, obtain special rates, and navigate potential tricky situations. If you can’t afford a full time wedding planner, consider hiring a day-of coordinator to run things on the day.
You’ll be looking at your wedding photos for years to come. They’ll be framed and displayed in your home as well as being shared on social media. You want to invest in a great wedding photographer who can bring your wedding day memories to life!
One of the biggest wedding planning regrets couples have is not hiring a videographer!
Stationery (save the dates, invitations)
Your wedding invitation is the first taster you’ll give to your guests about what your wedding theme and style will be. Why not consider a personalised illustration too!
Whether you are after a gorgeous wedding dress, a dapper suit, or something else, your wedding designer is an important person to speak with! Don’t forget the accessories, like your shoes and veil!
Celebrant / solemniser
Your wedding ceremony is the moment you will say ‘I do’ and make a commitment to love one another forever. It’s a big moment and something worth investing time into. Sit down with your celebrant or solemniser and talk through the personalised details you want to incorporate into your ceremony.
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Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.