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Please find below the latest email in our planning series courtesy of our colleagues at Hitched. It contains some really useful information on what they recommend should be in progress at this point in your planning. If you’ve missed any of this series you can find them on our website https://www.djweddingdisco.co.uk/
8. Choose Your Theme
Pinterest at the ready, it’s time to decide on your wedding theme and colour scheme! This is such a fun wedding planning task which allows you to be totally creative.
Your wedding theme should represent you as a couple, and can be anything from rustic or travel to festival or nautical. The sky really is the limit. We’d recommend creating a mood board to collate all of your ideas as well as saving anything you see and love on Instagram.
9. Book a Photographer and Videographer
The booking of some suppliers can be done a little closer to the wedding, but others book up quickly and should be sorted as soon as your venue is confirmed.
Photographers and videographers are examples of those, so you should find one you love using our directory about 16 months before your wedding date. The latest you should leave it is probably a year before as the best get booked up quickly.
Photographers and videographers make the wedding fun and create memories that’ll last forever, so don’t take the decision lightly.
10. Book a DJ or Wedding Band
Other suppliers which should be booked at the earliest date include your DJ or wedding band plus any musicians you’d like playing earlier in the day. They’ll be the life and soul of your party, and since they can only attend one wedding per day, it’s a good idea to book your favourite pronto.
11. Book Caterers if Needed
If the wedding venue you’ve booked is not going to be doing your catering, you’ll need to consider hiring outside caterers. Think about the type of wedding breakfast you’d like – it can be a BBQ, hog roast or selection of sharing platters if you don’t want something traditional – and go from there.
We’ve got a whole host of recommended caterers from almost everywhere in the UK right here.
12. Book Your Florist
If you’re not planning on DIY wedding flowers, it’s a good idea to book your florist as soon as you know your theme and venue.
Lots of florists will work on more than one wedding per day, but if you’ve got big ideas of flower arches and impressive floral installations, there’s nothing to lose from booking them early.
Don’t worry – you don’t have to know exactly what you want just yet, as you and your florist are likely to head on a venue visit together later on in the process before you get everything finalised.
13. Start to Consider Your Wedding Outfit
Suits can be found much closer to the wedding date, so this is only really relevant if you’re a bride.
Start to think about the style of wedding dress you might want to wear on your big day. Look inside your wardrobe first and see what style you’re drawn too, then research styles and designers on wedding websites and on Pinterest, and finally look around to see which boutiques stock the styles or designer you’re after.
If you’re not sure what style of dress you’d like and would rather go with an open mind, find a local boutique and book an appointment to see what suits you. Hitched has lists of the best bridalwear shops in Essex, Liverpool, London and Manchester among others.
You’ll find that the dress shopping experience is a fun and exciting one, but unfortunately it can be harder if you’re plus-size and going to high street boutiques. We’d recommend those brides find plus-size boutiques which will offer samples you can try on and a huge range of specialist designers, styles and sizes. You can find six essential rules for plus-size wedding dress shopping from Jo and Al of TLC’s Curvy Brides Boutique here.
I hope that this information is of use to you, take care and I look forward to speaking with you soon!