Best Wedding Guide Part 2

Is the time to your wedding day ticking along at a faster pace than you anticipated? Don’t SCREAM darlings. The Best (ever) Wedding Guide is right here… and there’s more. So, chill peeps, Debs is on the case.

Part one got you both started. Now it’s time to get serious and make sure you get the honeymoon and venue you both dreamed of.

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  1. Time to start planning your honeymoon. With all the excitement remember to keep your budget realistic. Here are a few quick and easy tips to remember –
  • Budgeting for your honeymoon is something you should factor in whilst planning your wedding.
  • To avail of your preferred destination, booking at least nine months in advance will help guarantee the best deals possible for your honeymoon dream.

2. Figure in the time of year you are getting married. Some destination holidays during the summer months get hurricanes, or have rainy seasons.  Consider this when booking.  The world is your oyster when it comes to winter honeymoons, however, winter destinations are classed as high season and run from November to April.

3. Choose the members of your wedding party.  Here’s a prized nugget to chew over.  When selecting prospective bridesmaids and groomsmen, make sure they’re the calm and helpful ones.  You don’t need DIVAS.

4. If you want the best suppliers for your wedding day, do the research.

5. Arrange meetups with wedding photographers and videographers. All the great one’s book out fast.

6. Once you’ve found ‘the One’ I recommend you arrange an engagement shoot. The year flies in and, from experience, you will want to have plenty of memories to cherish.

7. Now is a good time to book your ‘beauty team’ for the morning. I advise you do this now to get the best Wedding makeup and hairstylists available.

8. Book a florist. Pinterest has loads of lovely bouquet ideas.pretty flowers in jars on a table, best wedding guide blog

9. Make some musical arrangements. You know what I mean. Go and listen to some gigs featuring your favorite wedding bands. If you like them, book them. Also, think about the music for the church and perhaps organize a DJ for after the band. Start putting together a list of songs you want for your wedding day.

10. Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests. Ask about group rates.

11. If your hotel or venue doesn’t have the capacity to accommodate your family and guests, source B&B’s close to your venue.

12. Send out Save-the-Date cards. Include lodging information, maps, and GPS coordinates.

13. Please tell me you’ve selected and ordered a wedding gown. If not start soon. Doing it now will give you ample time for delivery and alterations. Another stress saving tip!

14. Shopping and planning can make you hungry, so I advise you schedule wedding cake design appointments and most important, the tastings. Great excuse for a sugar fix.girl in a wedding dress surrounded by gowns, best wedding guide blog

Go to part three for more amazing planning tips.

x Debs x

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