Just got engaged? Are you a rabbit in the headlights? Here are Qube’s top 10 tips of where to start when planning your dream wedding!
Easy steps to make wedding planning a breeze!
We’ve heard that it’s not just the magpies that like the sparkle. You to seem to have an eye for the glitz. Congratulations are in order, as you have a shiny new addition to your left hand. You’re probably still topping up your glass with champagne as you read this but once you’ve knocked back the remains of your glass, we thought you may need a helping hand with the next steps! Once the champagne bubbles have settled, it’s time to start planning your wedding!
Here are Qube’s top 10 tips to help you make a plan for your special day:
1. Spread the news of your engagement!
If you haven’t already, tell people all about your big news. It’s important that you message all the key members of your life from friends to family first before announcing it on social media.
(We’re sure you’ve nailed this one!)
2. Insure your ring
It’s not the most exciting of things to do, but it is an expensive piece of glitz that is sitting on your left hand. Make sure to insure it against loss, theft and damage. Whether it be added to your home insurance or you decide to take out a whole new policy, you’ll have peace of mind knowing it’s protected.
3. Set a date for the ‘Big Day’
Let’s be realistic here, it is better for you if you establish a few potential dates in your diary as you want to make sure that they will work for everyone. After that the venue hunting can begin!
4. It’s time to write your guest list
This can simply be a draft, after all you could easily decide to add or remove people, but you will need a rough idea of the number of people you want to invite before you begin looking for your venue.
5. Set a budget
Have a chat about how you’re planning on funding the wedding, do you need help from a family member or do you plan to pay for it all yourselves? Maybe you are thinking of starting a special savings plan?
One option for you is to open a new account which will allow you to use it for anything wedding based or alternatively you could consider looking at a credit card plan with 0% interest on credit.
Maybe you want to save over a couple of years and spread payments. At this stage, just be open to be flexible with this, as you get an idea of how much things costs you will tailor this accordingly.
6. Hunt down that venue!
Choosing your venue is important as your options will be determined by the size of your wedding, the style you want to achieve and the décor facilities and packages available within your budget. The team at Qube Events have a huge library of venues across the North West and the UK for you to choose from. Take a look at the venues where we’ve worked to find your perfect venue.
We offer free advice on choosing venues, so please feel free to give us a call for some guidance on 0845 463 4008 .
7. Determine if you would benefit from using a wedding planner?
You may do this step even before you find your venue. A wedding planner is great for busy individuals or those who want to let professionals do all the hard work for them and just enjoy the nice bits! A wedding planner can help you achieve your dream wedding that works for you within your budget. At Qube Events & Productions we have wedding planning packages which vary from On the Day Planning, Partial Planning through to Full Planning. Request more information here.
8. Start collecting ideas now
Create your own Pinterest board for every aspect of your wedding from dresses, hairstyles, room décor to help give you a really good idea of what you like and don't like. You can find lots of ideas on our Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. Follow us for wedding inspiration!
9. Choose your wedding party
Choose that all important Maid of Honour and Best Man who will support you throughout your day. Also get choosing Ushers, Groomsmen, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls and Page Boys. It's a great day out visiting wedding fairs with your bridesmaids! View all our upcoming wedding fairs here to help plan the essential parts of your wedding, from photographers to dresses, cakes and décor.
10. Create a vision for your wedding
You can book your free consultation with one of our event stylists where we will discuss all the details of the wedding. From creating that magical walk down the aisle to the centrepieces on your tables, the beautiful wedding bouquets you and your bridesmaids will hold, lighting, dancefloors, entertainment and more, we will ensure you leave having a really good idea of the look and feel of your wedding day. Make sure you bring your Pinterest board with you too!
Book an appointment with Qube Events & Productions
You can arrange to see our amazing team at Qube’s special studio based in Bury, simply make an appointment for a free consultation and get your wedding planning started! You can also call us direct on 0845 463 4008.