There’s nothing better than a few top tips to help you with wedding planning. Because it’s something you’re likely to have never done in the past (in all probability you won’t have planned any sort of event before, except perhaps the odd Christmas party), you will no doubt need a little bit of guidance and a lot of hand holding. We’ve all been to weddings which we’ve loved and then some which just haven’t worked as well, so whether you have your heart set on a wedding barn or you’ve thought no further than that you definitely want cake, we’re here with some of the most important tips you’ll read during those months in the run up to your big day. |
1) Stick to your budget
It might sound obvious, but you’ve set a budget for a reason. Yes, wedding barns, catering, bars, and weddings in general are expensive things, but the more you keep a check on your finances the more in budget you’re likely to stay. It’s pretty simple really. Make sure you subdivide your budget so you know you’re being realistic, and then you can reallocate funds if you happen to get an amazing discount on the cake.
2) Guests, guests, guests
We know it’s your big day, but there’s also likely to be at least 80 other people there on top of that. When you’re trying to find the right wedding barn you should begin by making a list of who you’re planning on inviting (including plus ones, children, and a few extra ‘in case we forgot someone’ places). You’ll need to know these numbers to get catering quotes, for the venue size, and just generally with most steps of the planning process, so best to get this list making out the way nice and early on.
3) Dates to avoid
Rather than having one particular date set in your head, try and come up with a few options. This will be easier when you’re trying to find your perfect wedding barn for the reception, but it will also mean that if your cousin happens to be getting married the same summer that you are, there’s a bit of wiggle room. The more notice you give your guests the better, but if you talk to the people who need to be there (your parents, your bridal party, and the best man), you can cross of any ‘definitely not’ dates very early on before you get your heart set on them. Once you’ve sorted your date though, don’t just change it for anyone. It’ll be way more hassle than it’s worth, and there’s bound to be a few people who can’t make it regardless.
Joseph works full time at Suffolk Weddings. The company provides advice and guidance on what could be the best Suffolk wedding barn, and how they can work with you to provide the perfect day.
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