Planning Your Wedding

How wonderful! He’s popped the question and you’re engaged to be married!

Congratulations as you take your first steps into your happy future together.

You’re going to be busy over the next few months but don’t panic. There are masses of wedding planning tools out there to help you through every step of the way. If you decide to use a professional wedding planner that’s fine but if you’ve got some time, then plan your wedding yourself and make it a day that’s very personal to you.

The most important thing to do before you start is to set a realistic budget. Work out with your fiancé exactly what you can afford, find out if your parents are happy to contribute and go from there. You really don’t want to start off on married life together with credit card debts and a huge loan to pay for your wedding – family and friends come to your wedding because they love you and want to share your special day with you, not because they want to be impressed.



We are delighted you have found Wedbits, a wedding blog that helps you plan your wedding the way you want to, with bridal inspiration, hints and tips for your big day, ideas for DIY weddings, wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, venues, bouquets ….

You’ll find great photographs of wedding cakes, real weddings, gossip and ideas galore.

We’d love you to send in photographs of your own wedding so that we can maybe feature it in our real weddings section. Or if you’ve a DIY wedding tip you’d like to share with brides please let us know about it.

We’re constantly adding to Wedbits – it’s a bit like an online bridal magazine that you can dip into whenever you need. You should also check out the Dessy Facebook page for more photographs, inspiration and to join the conversation.

Happy reading and congratulations on your forthcoming marriage!

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July 13, 2012

Planning Tools

Budget sorted, the first thing you need to do is to set a date. You may be planning to get married as soon as possible or you may be holding off for a year or so.

That’s fine, but remember that it’s often easier to book a venue midweek or on a Sunday. Also you’re more likely to get the venue you want and the wedding photographer if you marry in the winter – summer is a peak wedding period.

You’ll also need to think about the sort of ceremony you’re going to have. You may want to have a religious ceremony or you may decide upon a civil ceremony in licensed premises.

Bridesmaids and flowergirls will also need to be booked in advance! Rather than dress them all in the same style, why not follow a great new trend and let them choose their dress, but in a colour that matches the wedding theme you’re choosing.

What sort of wedding photography are you after? Do you like the new style reportage shots or are you rather more traditional? Remember too that many brides regret not having a professional video taken of their wedding day so this is something you really should try and build into your budget.

Next up is stationery. You’ve got save the date cards to consider, along with wedding invitations, table plans and wedding gift thank you’s. Are you going the DIY route or will you choose bespoke cards?

Once you’ve got the venue sorted, you’ll need to be thinking about suppliers – that’s caterers, florists, car hire.

We haven’t even got to choosing The Wedding Dress yet! Again, the style of bridal gown you opt for will depend on a number of different factors, not least where you are getting married. What’s suitable in an English country church would not work as well at a destination wedding on a hot sunny beach.

You’ll find plenty of advice on wedding planning here, along with hints and tips for choosing your wedding dress, venue, keeping on budget and handling a wedding gift list.

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