Wedding Ideas: Planning a Wedding
This is the best place to start planning your wedding! We’ve split our handy wedding planning guide into months so that you can plan along with our wedding planning timeline no matter how soon you’re getting married.
Last week on The Wedding Fixer, we saw Sarah Haywood help Josie and Ben plan their wedding day. This couple have planned the most complex wedding imaginable and with Josie being a very indecisive bride, Sarah had her work cut out ensuring the she could make a decision and stick with it.
There were a number of key wedding planning issues that were identified in this episode, so we picked two which are relatable to many couples and asked Sarah for her advice.
Currently, with the Coronavirus pandemic putting an end to all social gatherings including weddings for the time being, there is uncertainty for many couples about their big day. Mass gatherings are also set to be off-limits for a while after this initial lockdown. Couples getting married later this year are now choosing to drastically reduce the number of guests. This is so that their weddings are more likely to go ahead if the numbers are smaller. So, we've compiled a list of 10 great wedding venues that are perfect for a small, intimate wedding ceremony and reception.
You’ve been planning and preparing every tiny detail for months, leading to your perfect day. Then, suddenly, it’s no longer happening. Coronavirus has snatched away many couples’ dream wedding day, forcing them to postpone or cancel. The unfortunate necessity of this decision does not make it any less heartbreaking. Depending how soon your wedding was to occur, your old wedding date might sneak up on you quite quickly. So, we want to help make it feel that little bit better.
Back in the day, it was assumed and expected that the bride's parents would cover a significant portion of the wedding celebration. Fortunately, customs and traditions have changed for good. Today, while the bride's parents can choose to take the onus on themselves and the groom's parents also often voluntarily step up to make contributions; most couples volunteer to cover a significant portion of the wedding cost. This is especially done if the families involved are considering taking wedding loans.
Any bookings made through Guides for Brides with venues or suppliers currently showing our Book with Confidence badge, guarantees that they will refund your deposit in full if you need to cancel or postpone your wedding. So now you can book with confidence.
In last week’s episode of The Wedding Fixer, Sarah Haywood is brought in with just 6 weeks to save the big day of Naomi and Lee. Naomi wanted to be in control of all aspects of the day. Whereas, Lee was the much more laid back of the pair. In the episode, we see strong-minded Naomi be incredibly particular about her day and completely obsess over the minor details.
With many of us now unable to leave our homes because of the Coronavirus pandemic, it shouldn't stop you from choosing your key wedding suppliers. One supplier that this is the perfect time to choose is your photographer, as you'll be able to spend time browsing through online portfolios and making phone or video calls. Deciding on a wedding photographer can be difficult. With such a variety of options to choose from, and so much talent out there, it can be hard to compare. To help you decide which photographer is right for you, you may wish to ask these 15 questions when you speak to them.
Stuck at home, self-isolating from the Coronavirus? Whether the kids are off school, or you're ill in bed, here are 30 of the best wedding films you can watch that feature beautiful wedding scenes...
Planning a wedding is hard work. So when something happens that forces you to deal with last-minute changes to your plan, it can be more than a little frustrating. It is admittedly very stressful! But remember, there is no such thing as a “perfect” wedding; you’ll never be able to control every single aspect of how it will unfold.
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Our thoughts are with those with weddings in 2020. When people are giving you different answers, appearing to "pass the buck" or dodge the question, you are bound to be anxious about your wedding plans. With weddings being postponed, it will also impact those with plans in place for 2021.
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