Planning Priorities: What Are The First Things To Put On Your Wedding List?

So, you finally got engaged to the love of your life. Congratulations!

But now that the initial excitement of getting engaged has finally died down, it’s time to start thinking about the big day itself. Given that the average wedding costs in the region of £24k, it’s imperative that you get organised ASAP. Regardless of the budget, getting your priorities in order is essential.

As you complete those preparations, you may find that you’ll need to make minor cutbacks. However, some elements cannot be negotiated. Get these factors right, and the rest of your plans should fall into place.

The Venue

No wedding is perfect unless it is blessed with a stunning venue. This one element provides the foundations for the entire day. Hiring large houses and mansions in beautiful settings can be the perfect solution for a classy yet relaxed atmosphere.   

Some people prefer to get married on holiday with a very small group of guests. However, family and friends are what make the occasion so special. Choose a venue that can host the right number of people and can be decorated in a scheme that suits your needs. As long as you feel comfortable, you cannot go wrong.

The Outfits

Fashion is an important part of our lives, but no outfit is as important as the one you’ll wear on the big day. They are amongst the most iconic features of the entire event too, so they deserve to be a priority. Not least because looking great will make you both feel great.

This guide on the current trends should point you in the right direction. Ultimately, though, it’s about feeling confident. While getting ideas early is key, you may want to leave the final fittings until nearer the big day. Keep the bridesmaids and best man/men in mind throughout the process too.

The Rings

Flower arrangements, the cake, and other traditional items will all play a big part in creating the overall vibe. In truth, though, the whole wedding revolves around the exchange of rings. Moreover, they will be something that you each wear on a daily basis forever. Therefore, it’s imperative that they take centre stage in your mind.

Many engagement rings come as a bridal set, so it may already be sorted. Alternatively, a family heirloom may be passed down. If not, there are plenty of fantastic options both on the high street and through independent luxury jewellers.   

The Photographer

After months of strategic planning, it’s a shame that the day will pass by in the blink of an eye. But with the right choice of photographer, you’ll be blessed with images that can be cherished for the rest of your lives. Meanwhile, progressions to technology mean that videographers are now far more affordable too.

You can always provide guests with disposable cameras to gain a more candid reflection of the big day. Use a combination of those two ideas, and you’ll be ready to remember those magical memories for a lifetime. Let’s face it; the professional snaps can be turned into wonderful home pieces too.