Top Tips for Planning your Wedding Day

Top tips for planning your wedding day

Stay organised

Whether by using scrap books, pinterest or spreadsheets find a way that suits you to get organised. Keeping a plan of everything helps you to stick to your budget and prevent costs from spiraling out of control. Even a simple checklist will help you to keep on top of what could otherwise feel like an overwhelming list of things to do.

Keep calm and carry on

Planning your wedding should be an enjoyable experience for you both. Try not to let things beyond your control get on top of you, and remember no one can order the sun to appear on cue so just don’t worry about it.


Create a timeline and make sure your top priorities are in first and plan everything else around them. Things like venues, entertainment and florists can get booked up quickly so make sure you arrange the things that are most important to you first.

Listen to others.

But remember ultimately your wedding is a day to celebrate the start of the next chapter in your lives together. Trying to include everyone’s wishes can be stressful. Try to relax and listen to the ideas of family and friends as this will be appreciated especially if they are contributing financially. Listen and take on board what they are saying, but ultimately the decisions are about you as a couple. So if suggestions are being made about things that just don’t work for you both, make sure you mention this early on.

Budget, budget, budget

I really can’t say this enough. Setting a budget is a really important thing to do right at the beginning of planning for your day. You may have always known what your dream wedding will look like, or you may have only just started thinking about it since getting engaged. Either way creating a budget and planning your wedding according to what you can afford is really important. Don’t be tempted to overspend on credit cards or getting loans as this can make a stressful start to married life. Create your budget and make the decisions on where to splash out and where to economise together.

Please call us on 01635 551199 to book your VIP tour and to discuss how we can help you to plan your special day.

Find out more about weddings at Donnington Valley.

Katie Foulds
Special Events Co-ordinator.