Happy New Year Everyone! I hope 2020 is treating you well so far. For those of you who have just gotten engaged, congratulations. Before you start planning here are some tips.
1. Enjoy being engaged
I know, I know, you finally have that rock that you’ve been dreaming about ever since you were a little girl and can’t wait to tell your girlfriends, family, friends, twitters and facebookers but sometimes it’s good to relish and savour the moment…
2. Set a budget
It’s so important to set a budget. If different people will be contributing, you need to know how much each person is willing to contribute that way you’ll only contact suppliers within your budget.
3. Start a Wedding Savings Account
Bear in mind that even a small wedding costs money, a wedding savings account will help you see exactly how much money you have to spend. Open a basic savings account at any bank then deposit a set amount weekly, fortnightly or even monthly.
4. Set the date
Consider the time of year that will best suit your style. Do you want a summer or winter wedding?
5. Decide whether you want to hire a planner
There’s a misconception that people have about wedding planners. Wedding planners are not an extra expense but rather a valuable asset to you. Many wedding planners will show you how to manage your budget, help with DIY and sometimes negotiate better deals for you. If you don’t have a wedding planner, it’s a good idea to delegate tasks to friends and family who are willing to help but be upfront about what’s expected of them, don’t just assume that they will know what you want them to do.
6.Book a venue
Your venue will affect every choice you make from the style of your dress to the colour scheme. Most good venues are booked a year in advance. The earlier you book your venue the better.
7.Sign Up For Pinterest
Pinterest is a good virtual tool that couples can use to create the ultimate wedding boards. It’s like tearing the pages out of wedding magazines and attaching them to your bulletin board — but in a digital way. You can also follow Bontle Bride at @bontlebride
ALL IMAGES BY ANZA R PHOTOGRAPHY