Event planner Juliet Shenderey of Shenderey Events offers some tops tips on planning your
Planning the perfect wedding should be a fun and exciting time for any couple. However, with so many options and ideas to consider, it can soon become overwhelming.
Knowing where to start can be daunting, but don’t let that put you off planning your special day. At Shenderey Events, we are here to support you, with five top tips to get your planning off to a great start.
There’s no denying it: planning a wedding, no matter what size, isn’t cheap. Before you dive into the details, you need to sit down and decide how much you and your family feel comfortable spending. It’s so easy to get carried away looking at other people’s plans and prices.
You can have an incredible wedding on any budget, but it may just take a little creativity to achieve. So, whatever your plans, make that budget – and stick to it!
One of the biggest factors when deciding your budget is the number of guests you’d like to invite. The guest list has a direct impact on so many aspects of your big day, including your choice of venue, wedding date, and, of course, the cost of catering. It’s a good idea to make this list before putting the rest of your plans in place.
What matters the most to you? It might be the venue, or the caterer? Perhaps it’s entertainment, or flowers? Or maybe it’s the decorations? Every couple, and every wedding day, is different.
Though each individual part of your day is important in its own right, prioritising to decide what’s essential for you can help you to focus on the suppliers you’re looking at, and at your expenditure.
For us, seeing a couple, their family and their friends relaxed and enjoying every moment of their big day is so important.
After all, your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, so it’s vital to keep stress to a minimum. An event planner takes the tension away by beginning at the planning process and leading you all the way to your big day, putting together a clear and logical schedule that helps you to focus on the most important decisions for the day. They will support you, assisting with suppliers, keeping you on budget, and creatively bringing those ideas to life. What’s more, a planner’s excellent relationships with suppliers can often save you money!
Enjoy yourselves! You’re in love, and you’re getting married. This should be a happy time, with minimal stress! Allow yourselves time to plan and prioritise, then relax and enjoy the experience.