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Wedding Planning
Part Two - 10 Step guide to planning your wedding

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.

Step 6 - Choosing the dress

Buying a wedding dress will be one of the most fun and exciting parts of the whole wedding preparation process. Remember to plan attire and accessories for the groom, ushers, bridesmaids, flower girls, pageboys and every other member of the wedding party’

Step 7 - Order wedding stationery

Whilst you’ve probably already told everyone you know about your up and coming marriage, now is the time to make it official. Your wedding invitations and associated stationery (rsvp cards, information cards etc.) should be sent out approximately 3-6 months in advance of your big day, but it’s never too early to choose a design or style of stationery that you love. In order to give your guests as much notice as possible, why not send out 'save the date' cards to announce your wedding and ensure that your guests keep that date free, with an ‘official invitation to follow’ in the near future. At Invitation House we supply the complete range of wedding stationery to include Save the Date cards, wedding invitations, rsvp cards, information cards, order of service booklets, place cards and table plan cards and thank you cards, all created in the same design to match your wedding theme.

Step 8 - The Honeymoon

Planning a wedding is a lot of work and at the end of it you’ll need a holiday!  Your honeymoon could be your first few weeks alone with your new partner, so it should be truly exciting. If you’ve not built your honeymoon spend into your main wedding budget then decide between you both how much money you can allocate for your honeymoon, and where you’d like to go.

Step 9 - Book a photographer

Through out your wedding day you will experience so many wonderful moments that you will want to remember forever. Do plenty of research to ensure you find the right photographer to capture your magic moments.

Step 10 - Your wedding guest list

Whilst you are getting married for love, one nice 'bonus' is all those lovely presents you are going to receive. It is a good idea to have a gift list so you don’t get 4 toasters and 5 kettles! Wedding gift lists can be arranged at most leading department stores. Another popular choice for the modern bride and groom is to request money instead of a boxed gift.  As most couples have already established a home before they have got married this is now the preferred options and ensures money can be put towards a lovely honeymoon or household improvements.

Finally, enjoy the planning and have fun!