Looking for the right team to make all of your wedding dreams come true? When it comes to planning, the number of elements that you need to organise can feel overwhelming. From picking the perfect wedding supplies to getting the catering sorted for the big day, there’s so much to decide on, and with so many options out there it’s hard to know who you can trust to get the job done. Here,
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HOPP TIPS FOR PLANNING A WEDDING
Set the Style
Before you start planning your wedding, it’s important to have an idea of a style or theme that you want to go for – this will influence the suppliers that you’ll want to get on board. Do you want an intimate modern wedding? A bohemian wedding? Or perhaps you’re a bit traditional and want more of a formal occasion. Decide this early on in the process and keep your vision in mind when you start to choose your suppliers. If you have a clear idea of what you want, think about creating a mood board that illustrates the style that you’re trying to achieve for the day. This can then be shown to all of your suppliers to make sure that everyone is working towards the same end goal. From your venue and entertainment to the catering and decor, all of these elements will need to be carefully chosen in order to effectively bring your vision to life.
To avoid stress and increase your chances of booking your favourite suppliers, start planning early. Some suppliers are in such high demand that they get booked up well over a year in advance. If you’re dead set on a photographer, venue or band for the day’s entertainment, book them as soon as you can to avoid disappointment – these tend to get snapped up the quickest. Having said that, don’t rush your decisions! It’s important that you have full faith in whoever you decide to involve in your big day. Don’t make the mistake of feeling pressured into making a quick-fire decision, and then regretting it (or losing your down payment if you decide to cancel!).
Establish a Budget
Financial considerations are crucial to consider when planning a wedding and establishing a budget is a helpful way to focus your search for the perfect suppliers. Once you’ve figured out that big total number that you want to work to, start breaking it down into the different categories. Alongside your budget, it’s helpful to consider your priorities for the day. For example, if photography and food are very important to you, perhaps you’d prefer to allocate more budget to a premium photographer and the catering, and choose a more economical option for your wedding stationery and venue?