Getting married? 10 things to remember


First things first, know how much you can spend, then make a list of priority’s. Cover the fixed costs first and then ring round to get a realistic figure of costs.

Guest list

The reception is going to be around 50% of your budget, so consider who is on your guest list wisely. Decide who will be attending your wedding during the day and then the evening.


Pick a venue that reflects your style and budget. Will you have your ceremony at the same location? Is accommodation at the venue a requirement?


Once you’ve finalized your guest list with your budget, you can decide on the style and theme of your wedding invitation. Invitations can take on many forms these days from E-invites to something more creative like tea towels depending on your budget and creativity.


Consider whether you would like a DJ or Live band on the evening of your wedding. Perhaps a magician or a balloon artist could entertain your guests. Would a harpist for the ceremony be your style.


Consider how you will arrive for your big day. Will you arrive by boat, horse and carriage or a stylish limo?


Where would be your ideal honeymoon location. Is a honeymoon out of your budget? Perhaps a mini moon would be more suitable and less expensive.


Traditional tiered cake or a fun cupcake tower? you can be as creative or as traditional as you like. Also remember how many guests you need to cater for.

Dress/ suits

Don’t Leave wedding dress shopping too late. It’s important to set yourself a realistic budget. Considering who to take to your fittings. What about your bridesmaids and Ushers outfits?


Create a playlist for all to enjoy. You might need a song for when your guests are waiting, walking down the aisle, signing the book and the all important first dance.

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