WEDDING PLANNING 101
Cue screams of excitement. You’re engaged. The wedding of the century is officially happening and you have a Pinterest board full of ideas to prove it. With congratulations cards and celebratory champagne out of the way *sob* it’s time to start planning.
At this point, you may be struck by a moment of panic: ‘I actually have to plan a wedding. A whole blooming wedding.’ But worry not, with the help of your handy wedding spreadsheet (seriously, you’ll never feel so attached to an excel document) and these fail safe tips, you’ll be one cool cucumber. Bridezilla? Pah!
WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN
Inspiration comes in many forms. Pinterest will become your new best friend (if it’s not already) and you’ll find your coffee table disappearing under a pile bridal mags. To make sure these bridal musings don’t escape you, have a notebook in your hand bag to jot down ideas, sketch your dream dress, store your favorite cuttings and write down the answers to all those supplier questions.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT
Your guest’s first interaction with your wedding will most likely be the Save The Dates. Think of them as a little sneak preview into the main event.
Choose wisely, because this might well be the stationery you end up using for your invitations and on the day itself. If you’re set on using the same design for all your stationery, consider your theme and colour palette carefully.
We have tons of talented designers, who offer everything from the Save the Dates right up to the Thank You cards. Many of them are happy to make tweaks to suit your style, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want a bespoke suite.
Choosing your bridesmaids is one of the first (and biggest) decisions a bride-to-be is faced with. From the moment you announce your engagement – aside from ‘have you set a date?’ – it’s the biggest question on everyone’s lips, not least your closest friends.
Your bridesmaids will be with you every step of the way, so it’s important to surround yourself with friends you can rely on (not least for a constant supply of Champagne). Besides being your nearest and dearest, they’ll need to be honest, supportive, impartial and have the party planning know-how to throw you one heck of a hen.