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Where to Start with Wedding Planning

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Recently engaged and not sure where to start with wedding planning? Spend some time planning the vibe and feel of your wedding events first! The vibe and feel will affect the bigger picture as well as the smaller details. It is great to start with planning how you want your wedding to feel and then translate that into all the elements of the wedding and also helps keep the couple on the same page.

You can do this by:

  • Discussing what your dream wedding would look like and what it means to both of you.
  • Throw around some buzz words that inspire you for example maybe the words colourful, summery, fun and quirky speak to you or it could be romantic, neutral and vintage
  • Create an inspiration board for each event so that you can convert what's in your head into an easy to understand visual. Inspiration boards help you envision what all the seperate elements will look like together and are not only helpful for the couple but also come in handy for meetings with vendors. Did you know that our Big Fat Indian Wedding Planner Diaries have inspiration boards for each event (as well as outfits, invitations, stationery and more!) in them?
  • Plan how to make the events special to you as a couple! Make sure that your events will be something that you both enjoy. It's important to cover all the rituals, but don't forget that this wedding is also about you as a couple and a celebration of your love! Guests will remember the little touches that are unique to you more than anything else.

Once you both have a clear vision for your Wedding weekend, this will affect a lot of your decisions like:

  • Type of venue (you will now know if you are look for something rustic and relaxed or formal and luxurious etc)
  • Number of guests (have you envisioned something intimate or something big?)
  • Day vs. evening event
  • Themes and decor (look back at the feel you discussed and your vision board)
  • Season (consider if you want to be indoors or outdoors, what kind of outfits you're going to wear and even the colours that will make most sense for this season!)

As you can see, this is a pretty crucial step which you will keep referring to when you have to make big and small decisions. Don't skip it and don't forget to have fun with it!