Your Yorkshire Wedding - May/June 2020 (Issue 42)

KEEP CALM AND PLAN ON After all the excitement of getting engaged, we’re now totally lost when it comes to the planning. Can you give us a checklist of what we need to consider? Firstly, take your time and don’t panic. There’s a lot to do but you don’t want to get overwhelmed. Here are some points to consider… ❤ Decide on your budget and allocate amounts to different aspects of the wedding. ❤ Think about your guest list. This will have an effect on your budget and the size of venue you’ll need. ❤ Visit and choose a venue, then get your date booked. ❤ Book your ceremony or registrar for the same day. ❤ If you’re having a civil ceremony, you can give notice at your local registry office from 12 months prior to the wedding. ❤ Send save-the-dates, if you wish. ❤ Start to get ideas for the theme, style and colour of your day. ❤ Source suppliers such as a photographer, florist, caterer etc., and check they’re available. ❤ If your dress is being made-to-order, you’ll need at least six months’ lead time. ❤ Once all your main suppliers are booked, you can start to look at the finishing touches. ❤ Send your invitations two or three months before the wedding. Hazel Walshaw | Mindful Wedding Coach | www.ollie Our experts solve your wedding dilemmas HOT TOPIC STYLE IT OUT From children and Insta-obsessed teenagers to more traditional older relatives, how do we make sure our wedding appeals to all our loved ones? To get everyone’s attention, try something a bit different. Traditional but with a twist will stand out from other weddings. An alternative Insta- worthy backdrop would be amazing for your guests to take photos in front of. Make your table decor interesting and exciting by thinking outside the box. Why not try bold colours like in this photo? We teamed bright shades, light-up letters, beautiful table decor and personalised stationery in a rustic setting to really give the wow factor. Give a personal touch to elements of your day by working with your suppliers to find things that reflect you and your partner. The work you put into the finer details will create something unique to you, which will leave a lasting impression of your magical day for your guests. Tammy Howard | Howards Events | 80