You are ecstatic! Your partner has just proposed, and you said ‘yes’!!! But then you suddenly realise that in all the excitement and overwhelm, you have not previously thought about the type of wedding you would like and find yourself unsure of where to begin! If this, is you, then keep reading and do not worry – at Love Lydia Wedding & Events, we have your back! Below you will find a couple of suggestions as to how to get started!
Create a mind map/list/notes or brainstorm:
Start by listing all elements you would like to see on your wedding day. Have a think about what is important and a priority for you. For example, the suppliers you would need to source in order to secure that particular entertainment or the decorative display you would like to see on the dinner tables and when you walk down the aisle – it is advisable to be clear on these factors in the first instance if you can, so when planning your wedding budget, you can easily determine where to allocate your spend and prioritise certain elements over others, as required.
Or are you someone who does not have any idea what you would even like? that is perfectly normal too! This is where the internet becomes your best friend.
Start by simply searching online whether that be wedding themes, wedding décor, how to plan, beginner checklists and you will find all the answers you are looking for (and more!) – this will help you create clear direction and insight of what you want. Beautiful magazines can also be another form of inspiration or even just a walk in the park or a drive in the countryside.
Speak to / hire a Wedding Planner:
This is where you can ensure your wedding vision will come to life in the most seamless, stress-free way possible! Whilst not obligatory, if you are someone who feels needs direction or advice, one avenue of support we recommend is seeking a wedding planner. Wedding planners are there to guide you through the entire planning process, eliminating any stress you have or may experience later on – they can design mood boards and brainstorm ideas with you from their own professional experience, while ensuring all details have been carefully thought out and are realistic.
The wedding journey is one of the most exciting milestones a person will experience and every moment of it should be an enjoyable one! We appreciate that sometimes couples are faced with tight timelines/deadlines and there is a sense of urgency to secure a venue and other suppliers, but we strongly recommend couples not to rush and make any haste decisions. It can be both an exciting and overwhelming process, so it is a good idea to stop and reflect on your ideas and clearly identify what you really want to ensure you get the most out of what should be the most wonderful experience!