So you just got engaged. Congratulations! Once the initial shock wears off, it’s time to start thinking about the decisions you’ll need to make - and there are lots of them! From booking the venue to setting the date, we’ve put together the 5 most important things to check off first on your wedding todo list. Once you’ve got these ticked off it should be relatively plain sailing towards your big day!
Set a date for the wedding
The question everybody will be asking you when they find out you’ve just got engaged is when do you plan to get married? In reality, you may have a date in mind but you may need to change this if the venue you like isn’t available. Instead of setting a date in stone at this stage, why not choose a season instead? There is something a little more romantic about saying you’re planning a winter wedding or you’re planning to wed in the summer.
Sort out a budget
Before you set foot in a single venue or have your heart set on a dream wedding dress, it’s a good idea to sit down with your partner, parents or bank manager to see what you can realistically afford. Once you have a ballpark figure written down, you can start the task of breaking down your budget and working out what you can and can’t afford.
Look for suitable venues
Whether you’re getting married in church or you plan to have your wedding and reception at the same location, you’re going to need a reception venue. These get booked up very early so it’s worth making arrangements to visit local venues as soon as you get that ring on your finger! Once you’ve booked your venue, everything will start to really take shape and you can start to think about guest numbers and the theme of your wedding.
Start a wedding ideas scrapbook
These days, many couples choose a theme for their wedding. From winter wonderland settings to monochrome themes, anything goes. The good news is that the internet makes it so easy to find the furniture, decorations and suppliers you need to ensure your theme is perfect. Take our wedding furniture, for example. We’ve thought of everything you could possibly need to furnish your venue in style. We even have LED dancefloors and bars for hire!
Pick your wedding party
One of the most exciting times when booking a wedding is asking your friends and family to be part of your wedding party. Choosing your bridesmaids and groomsmen now will ensure everybody knows their job. It also gives them plenty of time to start preparing for the big day with you.
Reduce the stress on your big day
Weddings can be a very stressful time as so much goes on behind the scenes. It’s something we understand so well here at Furniture Hire UK. We’ve been supplying wedding furniture hire for many years, and understand how important it is to not only ensure the highest quality items are delivered, but also to ensure they are delivered on time and set out perfectly. Why not tick one more thing off your list by hiring your wedding furniture from our website? We can also help with smaller essentials such as chair covers and bows.