Wedding planning got you in a spin? We’ve got the ultimate wedding planning timeline to help you along the way…
He’s finally popped the question and you’re in a complete and utter state of sparkling, magical bliss! Well, that is until you start to think about the next twelve months of planning which will be filled with a mountain of tulle, trials, ruffles and appointments…
Do not fear ladies! Our friends over at luxury invite company, Adorn Invitations have put together the only wedding planning timeline you’ll ever need. Not only will this help you to save your pretty pennies but also that ever important sanity of yours (which would otherwise, potentially have gone missing in the following months.)
The team of designers boast over a decade of experience in not just the invitation sector but also in beauty, planning and photography. Their combined industry experience and continuous queries from their own brides inspired them to create the ultimate infographic. Keep reading to uncover some of their top industry hacks and you’ll have that dream day planned in no time. You’re welcome gals.
Budgets are your Best Friend
You’ll want to make sure that you have some cash left after the honeymoon is over. So set a budget and stick to it! Allocate a certain amount of cash to each vendor to help your wallet stay on track.
- 48-50% of total budget to reception
- 8-10% for flowers
- 8-10% for attire
- 8-10%t for entertainment/music
- 10-12% for photo/video
- 2-3% for invites
- 2-3% for gifts
- 8% for miscellaneous items like a wedding coordinator.
- Keep an extra 5-10% of your budget tucked away for any extra expenses like reprinting additional invites.
Be flexible with your Date
If you need to save on cash, look at having your wedding on a weekday! Often venues will offer major discounts on weekday weddings and also during off-peak season. If you’re having your reception near the beach – these beachside restaurants will have huge cuts in the colder months.
Get your trials on
Come prepared to your hair and makeup trials, have images for inspiration, an idea on colours and the overall tone you will be going with. A hot tip would be to book your hair and makeup trial in on the same day, then plan a night out with the girls. This way, you are not only taking advantage of your fancy up-do and smokey eyes, but your ladies can also take lots of photos, checking out how your look photographs and holds up during the evening!