Congratulations! You’re engaged! Chances are, you’ve just started on the wedding planning road and you’re ready to get started and organise your dream day. If that sounds a little scary (and exciting!) don’t worry, we’ve got you.
When it comes to organising a wedding, it can seem like there are literally hundreds of items on your to-do list. From the exciting bits like choosing a wedding dress and picking out blooms for your bouquet, to the not-so-exciting but still necessary bits like table planning and sorting the legal stuff, your calendar is likely to be packed with wedmin.
If you’re already a super-organised type of person, you’re probably relishing the idea of scheduling in meetings and ticking off accomplishments, but for those of us that struggle to organise three meals a day, it can be daunting!
If you want our advice, we’d say tackle the big stuff early on and use our ultimate wedding planning checklist as a guide for what to do and when. Agree on a budget, start contacting venues and look into photographers and videographers as they can book up quickly. After sorting the major things, you can start looking into the smaller details that are the most fun to decide on.
To keep track of all of your choices, ideas, new contacts and meetings, you’ll need more than just your memory and the notes section of your iPhone. Yep, you’re going to need to invest in your very first wedding item; a wedding planner book.
Wedding planner books are total life savers when it comes to staying organised and in control. Having one well thought out place to store all of the information you need makes it super easy to lay your hand on facts and figures straight away (no scrolling through and trying to make sense of those iPhone notes!).
To inspire your first wedding related purchase, we’ve scanned the shops for the prettiest – and most useful – wedding planners around and dropped them below for you.
You don’t need to wait until the big day to get your something blue. Wedding planner, Blush and Gold at Not on the High Street, £25
Handy page separators make it easy to find the information you need. Luxury foiled wedding planner, Ginger Ray, £14.99
Personalise your planner and keep it forever to remember these exciting times! Personalised walnut wedding planner, Oakdene Designs at Not on the High Street, £24
Stylish and useful, a wedmin winner! The Personalised Wedding Company at Etsy, £14
Keep that wedding budget in check with this art deco style beauty. A5 wedding budget book, Paperchase, £5
Keep it personal and in keeping with a rustic wedding theme. A5 wedding planner, Catsi Creative, £15.50
Try out that new last name! Wedding planner, Precious Plaques at Etsy, £16
Simple and stylish. Leather wedding organiser, Not on the High Street, Oh So Cherished at Not on the High Street, £47
This handy handbag sized notebook is perfect for on the go bridal notes. Panama bride to be notebook, Smythson at Net-A-Porter, £45
Make sure you keep track of our wedding planning checklist, too!