Planning a wedding Where to Start

Planning a wedding Where to Start

Congratulations you’ve just got engaged… So what happened next?

A wedding proposal is an exciting occasion for any couple, as often it’s a welcome but unexpected surprise.

 Valentine’s Day and Christmas times are some of the more popular times of year for couples to pop the question and get engaged.

After getting engaged, the first thing most people do is tell all their close and parents the exciting news but, before you do, don’t forget the all-important engagement etiquette – to inform both sets of parents before anyone else. After the parents have been informed it’s then time to share the good news with other friends, before making the news completely public on social media!

Once you’ve told your friends and family the good news here are a few tips on the next stages you should consider when Planning a wedding Where to Start.

Public announcement

Most families used to announce the engagement in their local newspaper but nowadays most engaged couples tell their friends on a call and then put the happy news on their social media along with changing their status from single to engaged with either a pic of you both together or a close up of the beautiful rock you’ve just received!

Engagement party

Most couples still have an engagement party as it’s a great way to celebrate and a good excuse to have a party with your besties and family. This way you can introduce each other to all your wide circle of friends and families as well as have a great party!

Of course, you don’t have to have a big party as many couples also prefer a small intimate dinner party with just a few really special people to you both.

Planning a wedding Where to Start
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Engagement photoshoot

With most couple’s engagements lasting up to 24 months before the wedding day, a lot of couples decide to have an engagement photoshoot usually with the photographer that they’d like to book or have booked for their wedding photography

The engagement photoshoot is a great opportunity to practice posing with one another, as well as get some experience of being photographed and getting to know your photographer so everyone is really comfortable on the day. You could even use a couple of engagement photographs as part of your save-the-date or wedding invitations.

Planning a wedding Where to Start

Even if you’ve been dreaming about your dream wedding day since you were a kid at school, and you know exactly how you want your big day to look and be, now you are engaged you can start officially planning and begin to turn those dreams you had as a child into reality. So buy a few bridal magazines and set up Pinterest boards, make list and lots of notes and talk through ideas with your fiancé.

Visit a venue

Planning a wedding Where to Start
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Once you’ve decided on your wedding day budget and have a rough idea of the number of friends and family you would like to invite, you should then start short-listing a few beautiful wedding venues.

Book a photographer

Once you’ve selected the venue the next most important person to book is your photographer. The best photographers often get booked up years ahead as they can only photograph one wedding on a day, so fingers crossed your favorite photographer still has your wedding date free.

Decide on the style you want, Mark Seymour photographs couples that don’t like posing too much on their wedding day and want to spend time with their friends and family making memories and put their trust in him to capture those candid and informal moments.

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Mark Seymour is world renowned wedding photographer. Three time winner of UK wedding photographer of the year. The first Nikon UK ambassador for wedding photography. And the first photographer to be awarded a double Fellowship & Master Craftsman photographer (akin to 3 Michelin stars).

Mark is recommended by some of the most prestigious venues in and around London and the UK. He is often asked to photograph destination weddings in far away locations.

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