Now that spring is well and truly on its ways, you might be thinking about your upcoming wedding. Whether it’s still a year off or you’re looking at getting married before the end of the year, one thing is for certain, and that is the fact that it seems like the planning never ends. From the venue to the dress, the food to the photographer, you need to think of so many things to make it the perfect day to remember for the rest of your life. If you’re stressing about that to do list, never fear – here are some of the must haves to help make your planning a bit easier.


The venue is probably one of the first things you should consider booking due to the popularity and amount of weddings certain places – like hotels – see in one year. Depending on the size of wedding you want as well as your budget, the venue will come in all shapes, sizes and prices. From grand estate manor house halls to five star hotels all the way down to re-purposed old  tithe barns in the countryside, the venue can be almost anything.


Your dress is going to be the star of the show in some ways, and it can be stressful trying to find the perfect shape, size and style to suit your body type. Consider going into a bridal shop to try on dresses and then ordering online through wholesalers once you’ve discovered the perfect dress for you. Ordering online can save you as much as 75% or more on dresses, especially when ordered from places like China. While it can seem like a crazy idea to leave something like that to chance, choosing a reputable dealer can save you time, money and a lot of stress. Read reviews and go from there.


If you’re looking for a Manchester wedding photographer, you might find that a number of them get booked up in the early days, especially all summer long with weddings most weekends. One of the key ways to ensure you get the photographer and venue you want is to consider getting married on a weekday. While its not exactly traditional and some people may not be able to make it, it can cut costs dramatically and ensure you get the venue, DJ, caterer and photographer you want.


When ti comes to food for weddings it seems like a never-ending gauntlet of tastings, menu planning and other work. Depending on the level of poshness that you’re looking for in your wedding, you can go with something as elaborate as a castle kitchen’s own chefs cooking an exquisite meal for you and your guests all the way to a small local delicatessen providing a number of cold cuts, salads, pastries and the like. Whichever you decide, it can work out beautifully on both ends of the spectrum.

So if you’re getting married this year or early next, hopefully these handy suggestions on things to start looking into booking now will help make your wedding planning easier and far more stress free than you expected. Good luck!

Don’t Forget These Key Things When Wedding Planning
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