Wedding planning tip number one: There’s nothing like the stresses of leaving something to the very. last. minute. We’ve all done it, however; your wedding shouldn’t be one of those things! The earlier you start the higher the chances for you to book the date, venue and vendors you are wanting. So do yourself a favour and don’t procrastinate and book in your favourite vendors ahead of time. The longer you wait, the greater the chance your favourite vendor might book out on your chosen date.
I’ve spoken about this before numerous times. And it’s something I’m super passionate about. Figure out between you WHAT MATTERS TO YOU about your special day. Figure out those main elements and plan your wedding around them. Are the details important to you, are the memories made, are the photographs, is the feeling of not being stressed or having to organise everything on your wedding day important to you. Think of what you want out of your day and how you want to feel. Everything falls into place when you know what you want. This is one of those wedding planning tips that might take a little minute to discuss with your partner.
Budgeting is hard enough in everyday life let alone budgeting for a wedding when you have not done it before or have any idea of the pricing of things. This is when researching and getting quotes comes into play. Research your elements and decide what you are willing to pay for each one. Draw up a spreadsheet and you’re good to start booking your vendors.
Simply start by writing out a list of elements, vendors etc you would like to be apart of your wedding and writing beside each element how much you are willing to spend.
Also highlight those elements / vendors that are super important to you both and note down which you are prepared to pay a little bit more for to get the wedding you are after.
Next is to start chatting with vendors you’re interested in and sourcing some quotes. Don’t feel bad about getting a couple of quotes to compare but just remember it’s not just about comparing pricing between vendors it’s also taking into consideration if you click with them, if they offer something unique and if you trust them whole heartedly.
If these budget wedding planning tips sound all a little bit too hard for you … I get it, planning a wedding is incredibly time consuming. But hey I can help!
Check out my Virtual 2 Hour Power Planning Sessions where you will find out how much things actually cost for your wedding day as well as have your budget drawn up for you all from the comfort of your own home.
Although this isn’t necessary a lot of people find it so much easier to keep track of emails, invoices, documents etc when they aren’t hidden within all your other personal subscriptions and random junk you have flying into your inbox. If you’re anything like my husband and has 3,000 unread emails in his inbox then this is something you need to do … like yesterday. 👌😂
Bonus Tip ✨ Create separate vendor files within your new wedding email to quickly find those contracts and invoices without the fuss.
Hmmm what do I mean you say? I’m saying RAIN / STORMS / WET WEATHER. Yep, I said it! Chances are it might actually rain on your wedding day. It bucketed down for mine that’s for sure. 😂
What I’m saying is to create a Plan B / Wet weather option that you actually love. This prevents refreshing the BOM weather website every 2 minutes and completely stressing out about a little rain on the day. By having a wet weather option, you actually love there’s not going to be any stress or disappointment on the day if it does indeed rain.
Hey, it rained for mine and to be honest my Plan B turned out to be even better than Plan A. Don’t stress about the weather. Plan for it! P.S raining wedding photographs are honestly my favourite they are absolutely stunning.
STYLED SHOOT PHOTO CREDITS
Planner/Stylist: Olive Rose Weddings and Events
Venue: Glengariff Historic Estate
Photographer: Jess Took This
Videographer: Forever Features Film
Cake: The Sweet Society Co
Ceremony Décor: Brisbane Wedding Decorators
Celebrant: Brisbane City Celebrants
H&MU: Shannon Hope Makeup Artist
Gown: Goddess By Nature
Suit: Black Jacket Suiting
Stationery: The Rustic at Heart
Jewellery: Belle Folie Bridal
Gold Rose: Eternal Bloom
Bride Model: Shauni Leigh
Groom Model: Matthan Turnquest
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