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The First 5 Steps to Plan Your Perfect Wedding

So you’ve just got engaged and the excitement of planning your big day has set in – but where do you start?

 
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The First 5 Steps to Plan Your Perfect Wedding

So you’ve just got engaged and the excitement of planning your big day has set in – but where do you start? Planning a Wedding can be complicated as there are so many things to think about, but here are our 5 first steps to help you plan your perfect Wedding.

1 – Plan your budget

With so many awesome options for entertainment, cakes, venue décor and more, it is so easy to overspend when planning your big day. Set a budget as soon as possible and constantly refer back to it throughout the planning process. If several people are contributing to your special day (e.g. parents, grandparents, etc.) then you should find out how much as soon as you can. This allows you to get a much clearer idea of your budget and how much you have got to work with.

If you like to be really organised, there are a number of Wedding budget planning websites and apps available, such as Bridebook – https://bridebook.co.uk/

2 – Get inspired

Getting inspired is often a favourite part of the planning process. Start by thinking about all the Weddings you have been to – What did you like? What would you change? Remember it is your day and it can be anything you want it to be. Use websites like Pinterest to see all the amazing things you could have at your Wedding and attend Wedding Shows to meet the fantastic range of Wedding suppliers that are out there. It’s a good idea to create a scrapbook of all your favourite ideas so you can look back at it at a later date.

3 – Create your guest list

Before you can book a venue, you need to think about who you would like to be there with you on your big day. There’s nothing worse than choosing the perfect venue and then realising there isn’t enough space for all your family and friends! Deciding who to invite and who not to invite is no easy task – our advice is to come up with a set of rules, and then stick to them. For example, if you they aren’t related to you and you haven’t spoken to them in the last three years, don’t invite them. Creating a rough guest list will give you a good idea on numbers and therefore the size of venue you should be looking at.

4 – Choose your venue and set a date

Before you can book any suppliers, you need to have a date set and a venue booked. One of the best bits of planning your Wedding is looking round some fantastic venues, so make the most of it – try the food, take plenty of photos and start imagining how it could look on your big day. It’s always a good idea to have a rough date in mind when looking at venues but prepare to be flexible if you have your heart set on one particular venue. Remember if you are having a Church Ceremony then you will need to coordinate the availability of both venues – and don’t forget to factor in travel time between the venues.

You can find out more about some of our favourite Dumfries & Galloway venues here: https://www.rkdjmobiledisco.co.uk/about/venues-and-recommendations/

5 – Book your Wedding suppliers

Now you have got your venue booked, it’s time to choose the team of people who will make your dream Wedding a reality – the Wedding suppliers! The average couple uses 13 Weddings suppliers so it’s important to start booking these as early as you can. We always recommend booking your entertainment and photographer first as both of these often get booked up well in advance. You should then start organising your minister or celebrant, florist, cake maker, hair & makeup, and of course, the dress!

You can find out more about just some of Dumfries & Galloway’s fantastic Wedding Suppliers here: https://www.rkdjmobiledisco.co.uk/about/venues-and-recommendations/

Finally, Wedding planning can be stressful but remember you are putting the pieces together to create the best day of your life – make the most of it and enjoy every minute!  

 
 

What Customers Said...

 

Ross was absolutely fantastic as the DJ for our Wedding. We loved the online system that allowed us to add in song requests and Ross managed to please everyone on the dancefloor! It's an extra bonus that he even manages to capture some sneaky dance moves when no one notices. Would highly recommend for an event.

Chloe & Gavin Maxwell

Ross was the DJ at our Wedding on the 22nd of June - he was brilliant. He made sure he got people dancing, as well as adding some Ceilidh dances in here and there! The online requests system is a great idea and he made sure he took them all on board and kept us organised too! I would highly recommend him! Thanks again Ross 

Becky & Martin Shankland

Ross was our DJ and ceilidh caller for our wedding on 29th June. His requests system worked extremely well and he did a good job getting people up to dance. His set up and lighting added to our decor and Ross himself has been a pleasure to work with on the run up to our big day. Thanks again, Ross!

Ashton & Bobby Osborne

Hi Ross, We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful time that was had by everyone at our wedding. From start to finish we could not have asked for more, simply fantastic. Hearing you play the bagpipes for guests before the ceremony and for Kathleen's entrance was magical. The music and lighting in the evening was once again second to none. Everyone commented on how helpful you were at accommodating their last minute requests, thanks for that. We could not have wished for a more perfect day and you played a huge part in that. So once again thank you Ross it was our pleasure to have you at our wedding, you are an absolute gentleman.

Ron & Kathleen Clark

Ross was the piper and DJ at our Wedding on the 6th July 2019. Ross has an online system where you can put in your song requests and special dances. We both found this easy to use and a great feature. Ross met with us to discuss our plans for the day, he did everything he could to make sure our wedding was perfect. We can’t thank you enough for being part of our day. You were brilliant! William and I would highly recommend Ross. Thanks again ☺️

Suzanne & William Wakefield
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