The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Wedding: From saying ‘Yes!’ to the Big Day

Your wedding day is a special and memorable occasion, but planning it can be overwhelming. From getting engaged to the day of the ceremony, there are many things to consider. 


Planning your wedding can be exciting and daunting at the same time. Here are some tips to help make the process less stressful:

  • Set a budget. Determine how much you can afford to spend on your wedding and stick to it. Allocate your budget to each aspect of the wedding, such as the venue, number of guests to invite, catering, and decorations.
  • Choose the bridal party on both sides. From flower girls and page boys to bridesmaids and groomsmen. The chosen few are usually close friends or siblings.
  • Dress shopping. ‘Say yes to the dress!’ One of the more exciting aspects of planning your wedding. Trying on numerous dresses until you find the one of your dreams. Ask a close friend or family member to share this experience with you because you will want the honest advice of someone who knows you well. The groom’s attire is usually less of an ordeal and a well tailored suit will do just fine.
  • Choose a venue. The venue is one of the most important aspects of your wedding. Destination weddings are also very exciting and celebrations may run over a couple of days. Consider the size of your guest list, your wedding style, and your budget when choosing a venue.
  • The availability of the venue will determine the wedding date.
  • Creating a dedicated website may come in handy for destination weddings as this will include lots of information on flights, accommodation, activities etc for the guests.
  • Hire a wedding planner. Depending on the size and complexity of your wedding, you may need to hire a wedding planner to help co-ordinate the church/place of worship or townhall for the exchange of vows, caterers, florist, hair & make-up, photographer, band, DJ, other entertainment, bridal car, transport for your guests if necessary, etc
  • Sign up to a gift registry. This is an excellent way for your guests to give you the gifts you want and need. Choose a store that offers a wide selection of items that you and your partner will love. Make sure to choose a store that's convenient for your guests to shop at and offers an online registry as well as in-store.
  • Create a timeline. Weddings take time to plan, and it's essential to create a timeline that allows you to stay organized and ensure that everything is in place on the big day


Your wedding day is a culmination of all your planning and preparation. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the day to the fullest:

  • Relax and enjoy the moment: Take a deep breath and enjoy every moment of your special day. Don't stress about the small things, and focus on the bigger picture.
  • Stay organized: Make sure you have everything you need for the day, including your wedding attire, wedding rings, and any personal items.
  • Be present: Your wedding day will go by quickly, so take time to be present and enjoy every moment with your partner, family, and friends


Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but it's worth it to create a special day to remember. By following the tips in this guide, you'll be well on your way to planning a wedding that reflects your style and personality, and that you'll cherish for a lifetime. Remember to enjoy every moment and celebrate the beginning of your new journey together.