Need some wedding tips or ideas? People are just about starting to seriously think about and book weddings again after the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re only just starting to think about it you’ve probably seen that there’s a lot to work out, a lot to think about and…that it all costs quite a bit of cash. Everyone approaches both planning and executing weddings differently. Time frames differ, people have different budgets and opinions. What matters is that you have the day you want and deserve. Whether it’s just the two of you jetting off to tie the knot together or having the huge all in wedding you’ve always dreamt of. Here are some top tips that can help you get the most out of your wedding. You might have thought about some already, which is great. But here are some of the
Book The Venue Right Away
Finding the right venue can be a bit of a pain. You need to balance the wants against what your budget can actually afford and find somewhere you both really love. There are popular venues, such as The Grand Hall which really do need to be booked up pretty quickly if you want to get in there, then there are other venues which you can book a little bit closer to the wedding date. The point is, if you really like somewhere then get booked up. If you haven’t got all the money to book outright, they may accept a deposit with the full amount being due later on. If you leave credit card details etc., they may be more inclined to accept your request. Just make sure you’re in a good financial situation and really can pay up the rest of the money for the venue or you’ll lose your deposit. Getting the booking in first and early gives you peace of mind.
Get The Date In Everyone’s Calendar
People plan things. It might be a holiday, or another wedding or to move house. You need to get the date in the calendar as soon as you can. Maybe even a year in advance. The earlier you do it, the more friends and family can make it. Sometimes it can be hard working out exactly when it’s going to be, but try to get an approximate at least. There’s nothing worse than not being able to have your nearest and dearest sat with you because you forgot to get the invites out quickly enough.
Getting Married Abroad? Focus On Weather
Marrying overseas often means you’re going for the weather. But just because you’re going at a time when it’s fairly nice where you live, doesn’t mean it will be where you’re going. Research the weather, and make sure that wherever you’re going has indoor alternatives. Too many hotels and venues sell based on their outdoor areas with no alternative so it’s really important that you know what you’re getting. Even if you’re booking when the sun is pretty much guaranteed, you can never know which way it might turn. Checking some of the reviews can help you out here, especially the reviews of those who have gotten married at the same time as you. It’s not just about the rain too. If it’s too hot people might get a bit tired and fatigued.
Bring Some More Cash In
Weddings can be pretty pricey. It all depends what you want, and what quality you’re going for, but they can easily run into the tens of thousands. Of course, many people sensibly don’t pay too much money for all of this and instead do it their own way. Even so, having some extra cash can be useful. Think about a useful side hustle you can employ to bring in some money. It might be that you simply sign up for some overtime. Or, it could be that you have really planned your wedding right down to the tee and know exactly what it will all cost. There’s always a couple of things which slip through the net and end up surprising you, or some late guest additions. Think about how you can make the extra cash. It might be by tutoring students, picking up some extra work at freelance sites like Fiverr or Upwork. Everyone is different and what you can offer may differ to others but it’s certainly worth thinking about.
Be Careful When Picking The Suits/Dress
A lot of people will buy a size too small as an incentive to lose weight before the wedding. It doesn’t always work like this though. If you’ve never dieted before you might be surprised by how hard it can be to lose weight. Don’t be so hard on yourself. There’s nothing wrong with losing a bit of weight before the wedding but by no means do you have to fit into something way smaller. Buy it as you are, because if you don’t lose the weight you want to lose you may not end up fitting into stuff and that can be an absolute disaster if it’s too close to the wedding to book anything else. If your suits/dress if an off the rack item it’ll be a little easier but if you’ve had anything made especially or tailored it might take too long for the clothing to be altered.
Research The Photographer
Yes, they charge quite a lot of money. It’s the standard. The problem occurs when couples want to save some money and end up with a photographer who isn’t experienced enough. The photos come out poor and you’re left super disappointed. Always check a photographer’s previous work before hiring them. It might be you have a friend or family member who can take some photos and that’s great if you’re on a real budget, but to get those timeless and perfect photos it’s always worth putting some effort into researching the perfect photographer. If you’re going to go cheap, then don’t expect the same standard or quality offered by those charging full price. Exactly the same goes for videographers too, as it’s become quite common these days to have parts of the weddings filmed.