“This is the day I have been dreaming of all my life” – is what many brides tell me, yet whether you already have a binder full of detailed planning of each event from your engagement party all through to your honeymoon, or you are starting from scratch, you will only have around thirteen months to plan your wedding and your reception. So where do you begin?
1. The Date Must be Set
Being as it can help steer you in a certain direction, this is a great way to start your planning. For example, will it be indoors or outdoors, etc. On top of that, venues and vendors that are popular can book up well in advance, so can DJs, bands and photographers. Working from a date backwards to prioritise things that have to immediately be taken care of will help keep things on track and avoid any panicking.
2. Pick Your Wedding Colours
This decision is another one which can set important planning wheels in motion, for example flowers, invites and bridal-party gowns. For spring and summer, the wedding colour palettes I am seeing are lovely muted pastels – picture pale pistachio or Caribbean Sea. For a wedding in the fall or winter, picture deep green or the combo that is my favourite: dahlia red paired with slate grey. All the beige colours such as cream, mushroom and taupe are options I love. A simple way to help you envision your colours is to pick up some paint swatches from the local hardware store.
Professional Tip: Two off the best ways to get your wedding planning up and running are deciding on your wedding date as well as your colour palette.
3. Decide What Your Overall Vision Is
Traditional? Modern? Vintage? Romantic? Once you have a clear …