A lot of couples begin planning their wedding in January and February. Either they had a Christmas proposal or they have been putting off planning and the new year has given them the motivation to begin the process. The beginning of wedding planning can be a bit daunting because you just don’t know where to start, so we are here to help.
This should definitely be one of the first things to decide when starting the wedding planning process. You don’t want to get excited about a wedding that isn’t financially feasible. Think seriously about how much you have aside and how much you want to spend on your big day. Both small and big weddings are special for different reasons, so don’t think you need to break the bank in order to have a memorable day.
Don’t forget to add in a honeymoon fund, depending on where you want to go this may take up a big portion. When you’ve come up with a budget, take around 15% off, and keep it aside as contingency cash, and work off the rest.
When to get Married
When you want to get married will decide on a lot of factors, the price, the location, how far you need to book up in advance etc. First decide if you see yourselves getting married in Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter to begin with and narrow it down from there with venues and availability.
Kind of Wedding
When you picture yourself walking down the aisle, is it in a church, a hotel, outside or maybe somewhere completely unique? This is really important to figure out before deciding on who you want to perform the ceremony. Catholic priests will only marry you inside a church and the HSE have a lot of restrictions on where you can get married. At Marry Me Ireland we cater for everyone’s needs so if you want to get married somewhere officiants wont marry you, get in touch now.
Before you get into the nitty gritties of wedding planning, you definitely need to decide on an around about guestlist size. A lot of things need to be planned around your wedding size so its important to get this nailed down as soon as possible. You don’t have to plan an exact guestlist at first, an estimate figure is good enough for a while.
Type of Venue
Make sure you and your significant agree on the type of venue you want for both your ceremony and your reception early on. This may set the tone for your whole wedding. A lot of venues, especially in high season, need to be booked up in advance, so once you have this sorted you can start planning everything in between.
Here at Marry Me Ireland we have a wide variety of exceptional celebrants who can deliver the wedding ceremony of your dreams – traditional, unique or otherwise. So get in touch today and we can start planning your special day!