Plan your wedding with these 13 steps

Plan your wedding with these 13 steps

If you’ve just gotten engaged, congratulations! Once the happy glow has subsided, you’ll have to start planning your wedding. Here’s a helpful guide.


The first thing to do is agree on a budget. According to The Independent, the average cost of a wedding in the UK is now £27,161.

It doesn’t have to cost that much; agree on a sum that both of you are happy with and one that you can afford without breaking the bank.


Decide on what type of venue you want, then make a shortlist to go and view them so you can make an informed decision.


How many guests you invite depends on the size of your budget and chosen venue. Agree on a set number, and be sure to stick to it.

Food and drink
What you’re going to eat and when needs to be decided on early. Will you have a buffet, a sit-down three-course meal, or something else?  Make sure you provide enough drinks for everyone to enjoy themselves on the night.  A Mobile Bar Hire Stroud company will help with this.


Self-created or made by a specialist firm, they still do the same thing. Just make sure to get them out early enough.


This can be with a local firm or an online company. Remember to include something to suit all budgets.

Bridal party

Choosing your best man, bridesmaids, and ushers can be tricky because you don’t want to offend anyone by leaving them out. Try to pick people from each side of the family.


Who’s sitting where can cause arguments, so be prepared to compromise.


Picking outfits for everyone should be a pleasure, not a chore. Choose in good time so alterations can be made, and try to ensure everyone suits what you choose!


Photographs and videos are an important consideration as they make your memories of the day concrete.


If you’re having flowers, you need to decide which ones you like and where you want them to be placed. Blooming lovely!


Wedding insurance is a good idea if you are spending a lot of money. It could save you heartbreak if something has to be cancelled.


Pick somewhere you both love, and get ready to enjoy some relaxation after all that hard work.

Marlon Walker

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