When it comes to wedding planning it’s easy to get overwhelmed! Right from the proposal you’re expected to start planning what many will quote as “the most important day of your life”. It can be a lot of pressure; so we’ve got some tips to get you off to the right start.
The three R’s: Research, Research, Research.
There’s nothing worse than settling on the first ‘look’ you find only to want to overhaul the entire thing the next time you open a wedding magazine. Create a top ten ideas, then fiddle with them and get creative- you want the ‘look’ of your wedding to represent the both of you, and there’s plenty of customisation opportunities.
A great starting point is on Pinterest. You are able to make your own account and moodboards for various aspects of your wedding. For example- the dress, the invitations, colour theme and so forth. You can then put in pins on your board of images that you like and also get feedback from friends and family.
Reference – Pinterest
It’s also great to turn to wedding bloggers and get ideas from them. Some of our favourite wedding bloggers are:
Once you know what ‘look’ your wedding is trying to portray and you have the essential information (guest list, location, date) you can begin to create the invitations, RSVP’s and table numbers/place cards. Even before that information is confirmed you can send out Save the dates to make sure your guests have plenty of notice.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the options, but when it comes to invitations, simple works best! Even better is mixing simple with a little bit of cleverness- such as this wooden layered laser cut design.
Reference – Red Poppies Invitation
With every step of your wedding planning, be sure to keep looking back to your theme inspiration and making sure it fits in. You don’t want any last minute changes or panic sessions so organizing in advance is the realm of the smart bride.
Start visualising your venue and table layouts and base your table settings on their surroundings and the place cards, which should be simple yet attract attention.
Reference – Table Setting
And don’t forget that there’s more ways than ever to make your wedding truly reflect you as a couple- including where you make your vows! With our Digital Fabric Printer, we can produce custom backdrops with anything you desire printed directly onto fabric. You might also want to consider setting up a DropCam for those family members who can’t attend your wedding day!
Reference – Digital Fabric Printer
It’s far easier to keep on track and organized with a clear design in mind and by beginning as early as possible! As Gran always says, you have to allow a fudge factor or whatever can go wrong, will. This way you are know you are going to have the best chance at a smooth running day with all your prior work paying off.
To start getting your wedding invitations underway get in touch with us.