1. WHAT WILL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF MY WEDDING DAY?
Knowing what aspects of the day will be most important to you will seriously help you plan your spend and give you an idea of what you will need to budget. If for example you really want a videographer to capture the day they you know to set aside a certain amount for this service. If you discover that this will leave you short for money in a few other areas, you can then look at the items that were at the bottom of your list and decide whether or not these are really worth having in order to free the extra money for the things you really want.
2. WHEN DO I WANT TO GET MARRIED?
Setting a date is a key detail. You will need to know this for every aspect of the wedding whether it be for finding a venue, booking the caterers even when buying a dress as designers will need to know when any alterations will need to be completed by. If your struggling start by narrowing down the year and month, then pick a few dates within that month that would work for you and go from there. Trust me, once this is decided you will be well on your way to planning your wedding.
3. WHAT IS MY BUDGET?
Deciding on your budget is something I have spoke about here many times before. I cannot emphasize how important it is to create a budget and even more important to not lose sight of it.
4. WHAT DO I PLAN TO GET DONE IN 6 MONTHS, 9 MONTHS, A YEAR?
It’s easy to forget that Rome wasn’t built in a day and the same goes for planning a wedding. It doesn’t (usually) just happen over night. Set yourself realistic goals in the next 12 months I will….. In the next 9 months I will… We created a handy little checklist to help with this which you can download here.
5. WHAT TYPE OF DECOR DO I WANT AT OUR WEDDING? WILL THERE BE A COLOUR PALETTE OR THEME?
You might have a long ol’ list or Pinterest boards full with ideas for your wedding but have you really taken the time to a.) decide if you really want them and b.) Are they going to be realistic? It’s no good deciding you want to a clean minimalist feel if you want to book a stately home or a festival wedding in the midst of an British winter. List a few of your favourite ideas and chat them over with your venue and other suppliers to see if they can be realistically incorporated in some way.
6. DO I HAVE A BACK UP PLAN?
Planning a wedding can be a stressful experience for some and unfortunately there are times when things can go wrong. A supplier might have to pull out at the last minute or you might find your dress doesn’t quite fit how it was supposed to? Having a back up plan is crucial and will certainly help reduce your anxiety levels should something not go to plan on the day.