Wedding Planning Checklist?.. Tick!


Arranging a wedding can be a seamless and exciting process if all aspects of the planning are methodically and carefully thought out! For many couples, we have found that their greatest struggle with the planning aspect is staying within budget and keeping it organised!

One way to stay on top of it all is to have a clear planning checklist of everything you should and/or may want to consider! Love Lydia Weddings & Events recommend having a checklist of the following components when planning your wedding:

1) Budget – This is notably the most important factor in the planning process and should be top of one’s list. Your overall budget will determine the breakdown for all aspects of the wedding structure, so it is crucial to set a budget, and more importantly, to stick with it!

2) Location – One of the key factors in the decision-making process and when considering your venue is the location aspect. The location of your wedding will naturally determine the travel element involved for you and your family/guests but also the likely need for accommodation (i.e. for the bridal party and immediate family relatives) if far from home or abroad. The location and area should therefore be one of the first decisions and to be in keeping with the overall budget allocated.

3) Venue – The next on the list is the big one – sourcing your dream venue! This should be given time and serious consideration in order to ensure you find the ideal venue for you.

4) Theme/Style/Attire – It is a good idea to give this some thought prior to choosing your venue but you can always dress up a venue to give it that extra bit of character/theme which is in line with your ideal style. There are so many themes and different style designs to choose from and we recommend searching Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration if you are unsure of what you want! The season you wish to marry in may also determine the theme of your wedding, i.e. colour scheme and seasonal foods.

5). Florist - Whether you are considering lots of floral and foliage aspects or minimal flowers throughout, the florist should not be overlooked! They will be able to guide you on the seasonal and cost-effective aspects and bring to life your vision.

6) Photography/Videography – We always recommend having both! Many of our couples are so pleased that they did, as so much can be a blur on the day which goes by so quickly, that you will be grateful for all the details to be documented so that you can forever look back on these with fondness. Consider when deciding on whom to choose, their shooting style; look through their portfolio and galleries to establish whether this is what you are looking for.

7) Bar – if you are wanting to have drinks and alcoholic beverages at your wedding reception or throughout your wedding day, we recommend thinking about the type of bar you wish to have. Do you want a full bar, where you are paying for all drinks for guests throughout the entire wedding celebration? Or perhaps, you want to place a tab at the bar and let the guests contribute towards some of the cost? There are so many options to choose from but it is important to have clarity with this early on, to ensure you stay within your preferred budget costs.

8) Cake – surely you must want a cake - another key detail to think about?! It is worth noting that some venues will provide cake stands and equipment for this, but we recommend always checking this.

9) Caterer – sounds like an obvious one but important nonetheless! Some venues will offer catering options within your wedding package whilst others may not supply the catering aspect at all and you will need to source it externally, ideally from an excellent local supplier.

10) Entertainment – Are you considering live music or a DJ, for the dancing and evening celebrations? There are so many unusual options to consider these days - from unique dancers, to rare acts and everything in between, such as luxury photo booths, exciting play areas for young children, and so on.

11) Stationery – Using a range of wedding stationery can help create a personalised experience for you and your guests. This could include a beautiful table menu and name cards themed wedding invitations or perhaps thank you card after the wedding to leave your guests feeling appreciated.

Here are just a few key considerations that we at Love Lydia Weddings & Events include on our own checklists when planning weddings for our couples! Whilst the planning element is often time-consuming and can be stressful if not appropriately managed, it is important to remember that the whole process should be a fun and enjoyable experience throughout. We strive to ensure the planning experience is a pleasant, memorable, and special one for all our couples!

If you would like help in organising your dream wedding or celebration, then please email to see how we can support you. We offer a range of assistance, tailored specifically for each couple to help create the ultimate, bespoke and luxury experience!

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We were extremely fortunate to have engaged Lydia to plan our wedding last summer. She and her team were absolutely fantastic. It really made a huge difference having her assistance and support through all the planning. On the day of the wedding itself, she and her staff executed the day flawlessly. You really cannot go wrong with Lydia and to top it all, she’s an absolutely wonderful person.

Kyoko & Tosin

Lydia is amazing at what she does and we couldn't have asked for a better person to help us through the challenges of a 2020 wedding. She has helped and supported us through the whole postponement of it to next year and we have complete confidence in her - when Lydia says she is going to do something, we don't even have to worry anymore! She has great contacts in the industry which has made the whole process so much easier having a marquee wedding, where you tend to need more suppliers.

Fiona & Richard

We are so pleased with the wonderful way everything was organised and co-ordinated on the day. Words just aren’t enough to convey our thanks. You made our day just perfect

Melanie & Lewis

Jay and I would like to thank you for planning our daughter Sarah and son-in-law Paul’s wedding day. It really took the weight off of our shoulders, allowing us to truly enjoy the beautiful occasion. Your nothing-is-too-much attitude throughout the whole planning stage and on the day, made us feel totally at ease and we couldn’t believe how relaxed we all were on the day itself! This was especially so because your professional approach put us totally at ease from our very first meeting. Many thanks, you are well worth your weight in gold!

Susan & Jay

Thank you Lydia and your team for the most unforgettable day. It was everything we dreamt of and more. Even though we commissioned your services a little after the initial arrangements were made, we felt that your hands-on approach was very reassuring and made for a magical, stress-free day. Thank you again.

Debbie & Jo

We don’t know how we would have done it without you! Your professional, yet friendly approach, really put us at ease during the whole fourteen month process. Thank you so much for arranging our wedding over four days in Albania. Your patience was extremely appreciated and your resourcefulness was second to none. Our guests were completely blown away with the beautiful venue and styling and are still talking about it several months later. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and will never arrange another event without Love Lydia.

Antuela & George

I hired Lydia as my wedding coordinator for my wedding in Sardinia. I had to take her with me as there was no one better in my opinion. I have to say that Lydia has such a variety of skills and gives 110% effort into everything she does. Lydia was available to me day and night and nothing I asked for was too much trouble. Lydia treated my wedding like it was her own and wanted to make sure everything was as perfect as it could be for me. My family and friends have said it was the best wedding they had ever been too!

Christie & Danny

As the groom with an amazingly organised wife I was originally against using a wedding planner but I’m not ashamed to admit I was wrong. Lydia was absolutely amazing. Not only did she help get our dream venue on the day that we wanted, she was brilliant all throughout the whole process. Constantly in contact and not mention on the actual day of the wedding how amazingly organised and professional she was. Liaising between all parties involved and keeping everything running smoothly.

Francesa & Roberto

Just to say a belated thank you for all your kind help throughout our wedding preparations. Your attention to detail and flexibility helped us to create the most perfect day of our lives. We had an incredible day making so many treasured memories. It was quite exhausting to be honest (!) but you took a lot of pressure off us which was super. Thank you again, best wishes.

Amelia & Oliver

Thank you so much for all of your support & hard work on the lead up to our wedding day & on the day itself!

We really appreciated all of the advice you were able to offer & for the recommendations.

Thanks again!

Charlotte & Alex

Thank you to Lydia and team for helping ensure a perfect wedding day for my wife and I. We, of course, highly recommend Lydia and her team as great assets for your wedding planning and on day coordination needs. They are professional, caring, and a pleasure to deal with. Thanks again Love Lydia Weddings & Events.

Gessica & Chris

A HUGE Thank you for overseeing our wedding day, you made it all feel effortless, and I speak on behalf of MANY people when I say what an outstanding job you did. We had an incredible day - I never imagined it would be that good. I loved every minute! Much love

Siobhan & Mick

We had the most amazing day imaginable! Although initially wanting to plan the day ourselves, it soon became apparent that more meticulous and time-consuming planning was required. Thank goodness for Love Lydia! No attention to detail was spared, allowing us to enjoy our magical day to the fullest. Everyone was wonderful and made us feel very special.

Monica & John

Nothing was too much trouble, Lydia was always at hand to alleviate any worries and ensured that any last minute nerves were quickly set aside. Thank you so much. We would not hesitate to recommend you.

Amy & Tim

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for all that you did to help arrange the most perfect wedding reception for us. We wanted to create the quintessential English Country Summer Wedding in Devon and you did! You were so great to deal with all the way through and delivered everything you promised, from the dressing of the luxury marquee down to the finer details. Thank you for making the experience so easy and enjoyable and taking the stress out of organising our special day!

Nikki & Tim

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