Congratulations on your recent engagement! The rollercoaster of planning your dream wedding is about to begin. It’s exciting and overwhelming, and both families want to give their ideas. Don’t despair — we are here to help. Here’s the LND Events guide for a blissful day with ten easy steps you can take…

Ten Steps to Plan Your Dream Wedding

  1. Take the time to visualise your dream wedding.
    Sit down with your partner and imagine what your perfect wedding looks like. Discuss your vision, themes, colours, and the atmosphere you want to create. These initial conversations will help you set the tone for your planning journey.
  2. Determine a realistic budget.
    It will help you avoid any financial meltdowns and guide your decision-making process. Discuss your budget openly and honestly, considering your savings, contributions from family members, and any extra funds you can allocate. Beware — some offerings do come with conditions. As planners, we’re seeing more financial gifts with strings attached, and it leaves couples feeling conflicted. Make sure you’re clear about how and where the money can be used.

    Be prepared to compromise to find balance between your dreams and your budget. We promise, you can have a sparkly wedding within your means. Be mindful that it’s one day of your life, and there will be many more opportunities for magic.
  3. Create a guest list.
    Decide on the size of your wedding and draft a preliminary guest list. Consider the number of people you can comfortably accommodate within your chosen venues and budget. Start with close family and friends and then expand (if needed). Remember, it’s your day — share it with the people who mean the most to you.
  4. Choose a wedding planner.
    Life doesn’t stop for a wedding — it can be an added stress and time-consuming, but fear not! A professional wedding planner (like LND Events) can be a game-changer. We will help you bring your vision to life, alleviate stress, and offer invaluable expertise. We have experience working with suppliers, negotiating contracts, and managing timelines. This allows you to focus on enjoying the journey. We’d love to have a consultation with you for your special day. Please get in touch.
  5. Find the perfect venue.
    Your wedding venue sets the stage for your big day. Determine whether you envision an indoor or outdoor wedding, and start researching venues that align with your vision and budget. Consider the location, capacity, amenities, and any restrictions they may have. We recommend visiting potential venues to get a sense of the space. Remember to ask questions. Can you envision your ceremony and reception taking place there?
  6. Book suppliers.
    Weddings require a host of talented vendors to bring everything together seamlessly. You may need to research and book photographers, videographers, caterers, florists, and entertainment. Seek recommendations, read reviews, and don’t be afraid to ask for samples to ensure you’re making the right choices.
  7. Plan your timeline.
    You can rely on us to create a detailed timeline for the planning process. This will help you stay organised, meet deadlines, and ensure nothing is forgotten. It’s crucial to allocate time for each task, whether it’s selecting outfits, sending out invitations, or finalising the menu (yum)!
  8. Attend bridal shows.
    Fairs and expos are fantastic opportunities to gather inspiration, meet suppliers face-to-face, and even snag exclusive deals. Check local event listings and attend these showcases to see firsthand what the wedding industry can offer.
  9. Personalise your ceremony and reception.
    Inject your personality into your wedding by adding bespoke touches to your ceremony and reception. Consider writing your vows, creating unique centrepieces, or incorporating elements that reflect your shared interests and passions. The more personality you add, the more memorable your day will be.
  10. Enjoy the journey!
    Yes, we know it’s a bit cliché, but it’s so easy to forget. After all, wedding planning can be stressful and full-on! Take breaks, indulge in date nights, and remember the reason you’re planning this special day in the first place – your love for each other.

With a little organisation and support, you’ll be well on your way to creating a magical celebration of love. So, grab a cup of tea, relax, and let’s get started!

Contact us at LND Events, and we will be your ally throughout the planning process. We will provide invaluable guidance, ensure everything runs smoothly, and allow you to truly savour every moment leading up to your big day.

It’s time to let the magic unfold. Your dream wedding is just around the corner!