Trying to plan our wedding and just gave no idea what I'm doing!! Have sorted my dress already (priorities 😝) and in the process of viewing venues (probably should've sorted this 6mnths ago!!) and other than that I'm just jumping from one thing to another but getting nowhere 😁
What advice do you wish you were given when you were planning your wedding?
What are some money saving tips?
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29-02-2016 23:30 #1
01-03-2016 00:02 #2
I had a wedding planning book/folder that I bought from eBay, that broke down all of the planning into times (i.e what you need to do 12/6/3 months before the wedding), and that helped a lot. I liked being able to tick off a checklist and know that things were getting done on the right timeline.
At the end of it all it turns into a nice little wedding keepsake too 😊
01-03-2016 00:06 #3
My sister has printed something like that out for me and put it in a folder. I just don't think to use it as its big and bulky 😁 might try find a smaller one.
01-03-2016 00:26 #4
I just had a look, it was the My Wed wedding organiser. It's A5 sized, nice and convenient to use, and really detailed. It's a tad exxy but I think I got it cheaper on eBay than what the website says it is. If you'll use it then the cost is worth it, I just had a look through mine and I'd forgotten a lot of the wedding details that I'd written in there, lots of nice wedding planning memories 😊
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01-03-2016 06:43 #5
Buy a wedding organised from kitti k or whatever
01-03-2016 06:58 #6Senior Member
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Wedding folder. It will have separate places to keep stuff.
Focus on big things first. Dress, venue, invite (including list) and photographer.
I found the dress/venue helped with the 'theme' a little more so it flowed better (and if course I could cap numbers better for the invite list). And make sure you finish one thing before moving to another. If you think of something write it on a list and deal with it after you finish what you are doing.
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01-03-2016 07:25 #7
Write down all the things you need for your wedding & prioritise them. Then start working your way down the list. I had a master list & spreadsheet to track things & costs.
DH & I sat down & figured out what was important/not negotiable for our wedding & sorted it from the things that were not necessary/negotiable.
This way we focussed our efforts & funds on the important things. If we could fit in the other things we did but we didn't waste time/money on stuff that didn't really matter. For example, we didn't do 'save the date cards' - we told people the date & sent the invites with plenty of time. We were on a tight budget so non-necessities like seat covers or lavish decorations were nixed & we just had matching tablecloths with vases of flowers in our theme colours. It still looked great but helped keep costs down.
01-03-2016 09:10 #8
I planned my whole wedding from my desk at work!
I didn't use a diary or planner, I used a spreadsheet (I'm a spreadsheet lover) to keep records of everything. It's so easy to update as you go, and handy for keeping track of of all the financials.
I took care of the most important stuff first like booking the venue and it all flowed on from there. You'll feel so much more organised once you've secured the booking, I promise
One of my big money saving tips was not hiring a fleet of wedding cars - we just hired one car for me and my bridesmaids to arrive in, have photos with, then drive us to the reception.
A tip I'll give you - do not skimp on photography! One of my close friends did (she got the brother of one of the bridesmaids who had 'photography skills' to take photos) and she has massive regrets as she has very few decent shots as keepsakes.
Have you been browsing at wedding magazines? I found these great for inspiration, planning tips and checklists.
02-03-2016 16:39 #9
Thanks for all the replies
Spent yesterday out looking at possible venues and then looking at photographer websites etc.
My main focus is the venue at the moment and things book out so far in advance. Hard though as DF just flew out for 2 weeks so everything will grind to a halt now until he's back.
I think once the venue is set and I know what decorations I need etc and how many invites I'm doing things will seem easier. He's more on board now after a d&m the other night which helps.
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