What to do first when planning a wedding?

You’ve set the date for your wedding and now you have to start planning it. You may feel like a deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming vehicle. It’s terrifying to think what you have to organise, plan, set out. Where to start? Well, fear not, because here at Pretty White we’ve come up with a post that tackles the thorny question of what to plan first when you’re planning your wedding.

Set a Timetable

Before you do anything else, set a timetable. You’ll need to choose the venue and book it before you can set the date and then send out invitations. You’ll need to think about what time of year you want to get married, and what holidays you or your family have prepared so they don’t clash with your chosen date.


Set a budget and try and stick to it, this will something important to add to your timetable, if you go over and you can’t afford some of the things you’ve factored in then you’re going to be disappointed. Stick to your budget and you won’t get any nasty surprises.

Pick a Style

Check out stuff both online and off for your style preferences, if you don’t know it now you’ll have a better idea once you’ve looked around and done some research. Look at Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, don’t limit yourself to google alone. Also take a look at unlikely sources such as patterns in fabrics and wallpaper, movies or an object. It may be an heirloom in the family or it could be something you’ve spotted in the window of an antique store. It doesn’t always have to be the obvious that provides you with the inspiration.

The Guest List

Draft your guest list because this is an important part of your timetable. Depending on what your budget is or the venue you’ve booked, you may not be able to invite everyone, or at least not their children. You’ll have to decide whether you want a child-free wedding or a whole family and their kids too. If you’re the one footing the bill then you can be stricter about what you can afford and who you can afford to invite, if someone else is paying, such as your parents then you’re going to have to hear them out. You may even have to back down slightly if there are certain family members they insist on inviting, but if you’re not sure it’s going to work remind them of the size of the venue, and whether it’s going to be feasible to have that many people as guests.

Pretty White, Wedding Planners With Edge

If you don’t think you can do all of this yourself and are daunted by the idea of all those arrangements why not hire us as your wedding planner? We’ve prepared many wedding services on behalf of our clients and we have the experience and expertise to back us up. Rather than take all this on yourself, why not hire Pretty White to take the stress out of your most important day of your life. We’re here to help.

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