Getting married is one of the biggest life events that someone can go through. However, planning the wedding can also be one of the most stressful and there’s so much to think about. If you’re in the process of, or will soon be, planning a wedding in the UK then here are some tips and things to think about.
Before you even start looking at anything else then you need to work out your budget. There’s no point in looking at expensive venues or wedding dresses until you know exactly how much you can spend. You might get your heart set on things outside of you budget or immediate go over before you’ve even started.
After the past 18 months or so I think a lot of us have realised that things can get cancelled or postponed for a number of reasons. Something you might not have thought about before is taking out wedding insurance. Should anything happen, for various different reasons, you will at least be covered and not have to think about losing a lot of money.
Location is important, not only for where your wedding will be held but where people might have to travel to. You might be lucky and have most of your friends and family close by so travel might not be something you have to think about. However, if you have guests from further afield will they be able to reach your wedding location easily? Is there enough parking or maybe you will need to check if there are transport links.
Number of guests
Weddings can get out of control quickly and guests are one of these things. We can all feel the need to invite everyone we know, or feel the pressure to invite family members we don’t even really like that much. Remember, the more people you invite the more it’s going to cost for a bigger venue and feeding them while they’re there as well.
Wedding guests are a personal choice and some people choose to have an adult only wedding. This can cause some controversy with your wedding guests, especially if they have a family. Be prepared for people to turn down your invitation if you choose to invite them without their children.