15th February 2015


Planning a wedding is a daunting experience - from the venue, to catering, to decor, there's a whole load to think about and it can often be quite overwhelming. 


For all you newly-engaged couples out there, we've complied our top tips about where to begin with planning the biggest day of your lives.


1. Start from the beginning and make a list of your likes & dislikes, your favourite things, your favourite places and anything a little quirky that is individual to you as a couple that can be incorporated into your day. Think about whether you want an indoor or outdoor wedding and in what season? This will start to determine what sort of venue might work for you. Think about what colours & foods you might like to incorporate within your day - remember, having a 'colour scheme' or a formal sit down meal isn't a necessity. As long as it works for the both of you, go for it. 


2. Social Media is a great source of wedding inspiration (and also highly addictive - say goodbye to spare time!) Pinterest & Instagram have a wealth of inspiring ideas & images, from decor, to dresses, to ten-tiered cakes. The ability to create mood boards on Pinterest makes it really simple to build an idea of the type of wedding day that might work for you. Just be careful you don't get too overwhelmed - with so many pretty pictures out there, it's difficult not to get lost amongst several themes. 


3. Wedding Fairs are so important. Above and beyond free cake, they offer a chance to meet and talk to potential suppliers face to face about their products & services - demonstrating how they communicate, how they run their business and most importantly, how well you gel with them. Suppliers often offer discounts for bookings made as a result of wedding fairs which can really aid your budget. Local fairs in particular offer a chance for you to meet some really awesome independent suppliers that may not necessarily appear on your google search, but may just be exactly what you are after.


4. Don't be afraid of doing something different. More than ever, brides & grooms are expressing their individual style in their days. Weddings are less and less about structure, formality & chair covers and more about creating relaxed, laid-back events that reflect the personality and charm of a couple. Some of our very favourite weddings are a little bit 'off the wall' - it makes them memorable. 


Remember, most importantly, getting married is about the two of you, so keep it honest; create a day that really reflects you as a couple and as long as it’s full of love & happiness, that’s all that really matters.



 Image via Eric Ronald


Enjoy every second of the planning - you'll miss it when it's gone!




The Little Rustic Wedding Company x