Where to start, when planning a wedding.

The internet is flooded with resources on how to plan your perfect day covering everything from managing a budget to recommending the latest trends in wedding decorations.

It can easily become overwhelming planning a wedding, from not knowing where to start to trying to keep everyone happy. 

I recently met with my newly engaged friend who’s planning her wedding and it got me thinking about where do you start. My recommendation would always be to agree your budget, add on a little contingency and stick to it. Agree together what’s most important to you as a couple, is it spending most of your budget on the venue or outfits or would you prefer to splurge on the catering or honeymoon. Once you know what’s important for you to have you can prioritise your spending in those areas.

Now the budget is set I’d say the next thing to consider is your venue. Here in the North East of England we have some of the best venues in the world. From historical castles to urban creative spaces, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting the right venue for you.

My last piece of advice is to ask for help. If you’re pushed for time or need someone to organise your ideas call on the support of those closet to you they will be honoured to hear you’d like them to help. Delegating tasks to those you trust will make the planning more enjoyable and allow you to use your time for other things. If you don’t have that support available consider hiring a professional wedding planner they aren’t as expensive as you might think especially given the discounts they will be able to negotiate for you from their various contacts.