When you're planning a wedding, it’s important to get inspired, experiment with colours and themes, and most importantly, get excited about your special day. With the average engagement lasting 20 months, couples are clearing willing to wait for the perfect timing, with the likes of work, money and even children delaying their big day. To get you started, we have put together some helpful tips to guide you on your wedding planning journey.
1) Browse Social Media
Platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram are great for discovering wedding themes, venues, cakes and decorations. You name it, and you can browse it. Other brides also love to share their wedding photos and tips on the smaller additions, such as making their own invitations and decorations.
2) Make a Wedding Scrapbook
Print and cut your favourite images from the Internet and magazines to give you the freedom to mix and match colours and ideas, to create your ideal wedding theme. Collate them in a scrap book so you can plan at all times; that way if you ever have a new idea, you can jot it down.
3) Have a Party with your Friends
Arrange a wedding party and invite your friends over to drink cocktails, talk dresses and ask for their ideas and opinions; no one knows you better than your friends and family. It also provides a great opportunity to ask your best friends to be your bridesmaids.
4) Go to a Wedding Event
There are countless wedding fairs and events occurring around the country that will give you plenty of ideas to keep you busy for weeks. If you are travelling far, make a weekend of it and bring your groom-to-be or maid of honour for a helping hand with the influx of wedding-themed information available.
Here are some upcoming Essex wedding events
5) Book a Wedding Dress Appointment
At Fleur De Lys Bridal, we provide a VIP experience to ensure you receive the best care and advice when it comes to choosing your wedding attire. Bring along your friends and family to our Saffron Walden boutique and together we will help you decide on the most important feature of your day… your dress!