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Wedding Planning
Part One – 10 Step guide to planning your wedding

Planning your wedding should be one of the most fun times in your life, our quick step guide has been designed to make planning your wedding day not only fun but also stress free.

Step 1 – Plan your budget

One of the first things to think about when planning a wedding is how much you can afford to spend. Whether your budget is £2000 or £40,000, you can be sure that there are wedding venues and services out there that will suit your needs.

Invitation House have affordable invitations ranging from just 60p each for those couples on a tight budget. Some couples choose to pay for their wedding themselves, whereas others share the cost with their parents, or the parents are happy to fund the whole day themselves.

Step 2 – Find your venue

First of have a rough wedding date in mind. More often than not, unless you are planning to an exact date years in advance, the availability and choice of venue will drive the actual date of the wedding.

Choosing the right wedding venue will most certainly take time, do plenty of research to ensure you find a perfect setting for your big day. If you choose to get married in a church or require a local registrar then be sure to seek the advice of your local Register Office.

When both the ceremony and wedding venue arrangements have been chosen, your whole day should fall into place. Something else important to remember will be your first night together as a married couple. Not all reception venues have hotel facilities, so planning your first night together should be something too consider when viewing wedding venues.

Step 3 – Buy wedding insurance

The average UK wedding costs between £15,000 and £20,000. While it is not very romantic to think about what might go wrong with your wedding, it is best to be prepared. Purchasing wedding insurance from the moment you start spending money on your wedding could really help with peace of mind for both your wedding spend, and honeymoon spend alike.

Step 4 – Select your wedding rings

Now you have set a date and purchased wedding insurance you can start to buy all of the accessories that will bring your big day together. When choosing your rings remember you are also taking another step towards bonding yourselves together forever.

Step 5 – Plan your wedding guest list

Your guest list and the number of people invited will be closely linked to your budget as within your budget you’ll have an agreed amount to be spent on the reception venue. The size of the reception venue could also determine the number of people who can be invited.

So now start planning who is invited. Start with the people closest to you, the key players (family members, best man or men, bridesmaids, etc.) and then work outwards. Imagine you are designing your ‘family and friends tree’.

At this point, do not worry about the actual number of people you have down but think more about not overlooking anyone. Once you are convinced you have everyone included, you can start eliminating people off the list or at least categorising people into daytime and evening guests.

Be prepared to give and take a little when discussing people with your partner and try to be as accommodating as possible.
Part 2 of this guide will follow.

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