10 Top Tips for a Spectacular Start to Your Wedding Planning Journey

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Congratulations on embarking on the exciting adventure of planning your dream wedding. As an experienced celebrant, I’m here to sprinkle some wedding planning magic your way. From finding the perfect venue to crafting your vows, I’ve got you covered. So grab your notebooks and let’s dive into my top 10 tips for kicking off your wedding planning extravaganza!

1. Dream It Up, Write It Down!

Start with a vision board or a wedding journal. What’s your style? Rustic, elegant, boho, or something totally unique? Collect inspiration from magazines, Pinterest, and your wildest daydreams. Writing down your ideas helps bring clarity to your vision.

2. Budget Bliss

Yes, I said the “B” word! Money talk might not be the most exciting, but it’s essential. Set a budget and stick to it. This will guide your decisions and prevent those post-wedding blues over unexpected expenses.

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3. Guest List Glee

Decide on your guest list early. Are you keeping it intimate or inviting your second cousin’s best friend’s dog? Knowing your headcount is crucial for choosing the right venue and keeping your budget in check.

4. Venue Vibes

Speaking of venues, hunt for your perfect match! Whether it’s a garden, a breathtaking beach, or a stately home, your venue sets the tone. Book early to secure your date.

5. Celebrate with the Perfect Celebrant

And here’s the star of the show – your celebrant! (That’s me!) Your wedding ceremony should reflect your personalities and love story. I’m here to craft a personalised, heartwarming ceremony that will have your guests reaching for the tissues and laughing through happy tears.

6. Supplier Dream Team

Research and choose your suppliers wisely. From photographers to florists, surround yourself with a dream team that understands your vision. Personal recommendations and online reviews are your new best friends.

7. Dress to Impress… Yourself!

Ah, the outfit hunt! Your wedding attire should make you feel like a million dollars. Don’t forget about the wedding party too. It’s a great opportunity for some fun bonding time.

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8. Tasteful Delights

Food tasting – the yummiest part! Whether you’re into elegant dinners or a trendy food truck fiesta, make sure the menu delights your taste buds and suits your style.

9. Snap Happy

Book your photographer and videographer early. These pros get snapped up fast! Your wedding photos are timeless treasures, so choose someone who can capture all those candid moments and gorgeous details.

10. Chillax and Enjoy!

Amid the planning frenzy, remember to enjoy the journey. It’s about celebrating your love, after all. Take breaks, have date nights, and don’t sweat the small stuff. The day will be perfect because it’s a reflection of your unique love story.

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There you have it, lovebirds! Your wedding planning journey is about to become a delightful whirlwind of joy, creativity, and a touch of stress (let’s be real!). With these 10 tips, including the oh-so-important task of booking your celebrant (that’s me again!), you’re well on your way to creating a wedding day that’s as magical as your love story. Cheers to a fabulous planning adventure! 

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Kim Williams Photography

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