Did your Christmas and New Year break include a ring box, something sparkly, and someone on one knee? If so, congratulations – 2020 is set to be your year!
Now that you’ve had a couple of weeks to bask in the newly-engaged glow, you might be keen to get the ball rolling on your big plans.
Although it can feel overwhelming, we promise our step-by-step approach will make your journey to the aisle as fun and fuss-free as possible. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Set out your wedding planning timetable
Picking a date for your big day is one of the most major decisions you’ll make in this planning process – so when thinking about your selection, ensure you take any holidays, family events or weather conditions into account.
Once you’ve picked a date, month or time of year, you’ll know how long a timeframe you’ve got to work with.
Next, subscribe to the Personalised Favours newsletter. It’ll give you access to all the best offers, news and sneak peaks of new products – perfect for getting your wedding wheels turning.
Plus, we’ll even gift you with a very special freebie - the Personalised Favours Wedding Handbook. It’s a 12-month countdown to your wedding that will make sure you stay on track, and along the way, you’ll receive insider insights, special tips and tricks of the trade from our team.
We know the online wedding world like the lid of our laptops, and we can help you navigate the (often intimidating!) planning process with ease.
Step 2: Be cautious with your cash
First up: it’s really important you first establish a budget that both you and your partner are comfortable with.
You should leave some room for unexpected changes or tweaks - but try to consider every element of the wedding so you can avoid a budget blowout down the track.
There are the obvious costs like the venue hire and the dress to consider, but what about hidden extras like cake cutting fees, gown alterations, hair and makeup trials, or what you’ll do once the bar tab runs out?
There are lots of user-friendly budget planners available online, and they’re a worthwhile investment of your time.
Step 3: Location, location, location
You’ve locked in the date (or you have a couple of options that will work for you), and now you’re ready to start scouting for locations.
The simplest way to start is by thinking about the number of people you’d like to invite, and the general vibe you’re hoping to achieve.
Will you be outdoors or inside? Are you looking for a rustic shindig, beachside nuptials, or a full-glamour soiree? And how much are you will to spend to get your dream venue?
All of these considerations will help you to pin down the right place.
Step 5: Lock in your venue and must-have vendors
Lots of popular venues and suppliers – like florists, makeup artists and photographers – are booked out a year or more in advance.
If you’ve got your heart set on a particular vendor, act fast and lock them down ASAP.
Step 6: Team with a theme
Thanks to Step 3, you’ve already decided on the overall theme you’re hoping to achieve.
In the ‘Wedding’ tab of the Personalised Favours site, you can also easily sort by theme with the click of a button.
Be sure to purchase a bit at a time - this way, you’re not left with a huge order that will overwhelm you.
Step 7: Assemble your squad
We’ve come to a fun bit: asking your best bridesmaids and groomsmen to stand alongside you on your big day. There are heaps of ideas out there to help you pop the question, but some classic options will never go out of style.
A Will You Be My Bridesmaid Glass is a sweet, functional piece that your girlfriends are sure to treasure. They come in with a variety of heartfelt and humours slogans on them, too.
Once you’ve popped the question, it’s important to give your best bridesmaids and groomsmen enough notice to ensure they’re available in the lead up to your wedding, and importantly, to save any money they’ll need to celebrate with you.
8: Ready, set… shop!
The dresses, the suits, the flowers, the décor – there’s a lot of stuff you’ll need to add to your cart, so take advantage of online shopping where you can easily compare prices and get things delivered quickly.
Be sure to shop around, though. Websites like Personalised Favours can offer you every on-trend piece you’ve seen while scrolling through Pinterest, at a much cheaper cost.
From personalised glassware to engraved invitations and unique table numbers, our range of products boast personality, authenticity and character to create a lasting impression for friends and family.
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