There’s a feeling of elation when you get engaged. You’re deeply in love, you’re excited about planning your future, and the world is all sunshine and flowers. However, there’s a big job ahead – actually planning your wedding day! There’s lots to think about, so we’ve put together a short list of the key decisions you need to make when planning your wedding day.
Decide Your Budget
It may seem obvious, but you can’t really plan anything to do with your wedding until you work out what kind of budget you have. This may involve speaking to parents who may be intending to chip in (or pay for the whole thing), but regardless of how you fund your special day – a budget is essential.
Choose Your Venues
With your budget settled, you can now decide on venues for the ceremony and reception. This may be two different places, or it could be just in one. Either way, you’ll need to consider a venue size that suits your intended number of guests. Wedding venues form a big part of your memories from the day, so choose a place that is special to you both.
Settle on the Date
Once the venue is chosen, you’ll need to check their availability around the time of year you want to be married. Many people choose their wedding date by season and aren’t too particular about the actual date, and perhaps venue availability will dictate the actual day. If friends and loved ones need to travel, ensure your wedding date allows enough time for people to make travel arrangements.
Finalise Your Guest List
Once you’ve got your date and venue locked in, now comes the fun part – the guest list. You should always try to settle on a certain number before you start planning, as this may also be dictated by your budget. It can be difficult to stick to a certain number of guests, but to avoid blowing out your wedding budget, it is something worth seriously considering.
Find the Perfect Marriage Celebrant
Finding the best Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant puts you one step closer to making your special day a big hit. Toni brings years of experience and a willingness to understand your unique and personal needs to make your day absolutely perfect. If you’d like Toni to help make your wedding uniquely personal and perfect, contact her today!