A few top tips for the perfect wedding...
1. Start planning early - You can never start planning your wedding early enough even if you haven't set your wedding date for 18 months or even 2 years. Don't delay starting the planning process even if to start its just lists lists lists. TOP TIP buy a wedding planner (book not person!). It has ready made ideas and list topics so you don't miss anything off.
2. Nail the budget - Hold off spending anything until you've set a realistic budget that won't overstretch you. When planning your wedding budget it is always common to miss of small but crucial, cost consuming, factors that often crop up in the week before the wedding when you have blown most of your budget! These tend to include thank you gifts, final beauty treatments, or maybe dress alterations. TOP TIP - speak with a friend or family member who is married and double check all the last minute costs with them.
3. Be selective with the guest list - Getting your head around the guest list early is crucial. Once decided it means you can crack on with finding the ideal wedding venue that can cater to your numbers. TOP TIP don't get the guilt or let anyone influence your decision. Its up to you and your w2b/h2b. That's it!
4. Get the best photographer you can - I would think it is universally agreed (between you married folk) that your wedding album becomes one of your most cherished possessions so you want to ensure you get the best photographer possible. Do your research, make sure you find someone who understands exactly what you want. It may be a good idea to have them do some engagement photos too, so you can see how they work. TOP TIP Josh Tucker Photography http://www.tuckerimages.co.uk/
5. Food Glorious Food - Food is one of the biggest talking points at any wedding. From the delectable 'mini meal' canapes (mini fish'n'chips, mini bangers'n'mash mmmmm) to the Hog roast, Buffet and of course the wedding cake, which is becoming less and less traditional as years pass... Jelly cake is the new norm! Whatever it is, it is unanimously agreed that food can be make or break!