Getting Married This Year? Here’s What You Need To Plan Right Now

Getting Married This Year? Here’s What You Need To Plan Right Now

If 2017 is the year that you will wed the love of your life, you will surely be extremely excited right now! You will no doubt also be getting ready to take all your planning and organisation up to the next level. There is plenty of time before a summer wedding, but you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to get all the details sorted. Otherwise, the things you want might be booked up by the time you try and book things. So what should you start planning right now? Here is a checklist of the best things to get sorted before spring arrives!

The Venue

Summer weddings are extremely popular, so you should expect that there will be lots of other couples getting married on the same day as you in your local area. So you will need to get in early when you are booking the venue! Many couples try to reserve their venue a year in advance of the big day. They normally confirm the booking about six months in advance. If you have already reserved somewhere, you should think about confirming it now before it gets given to another lucky couple!

The Evening Entertainment

The majority of couples like to have some evening entertainment for all of their guests after the wedding reception. This is usually a disco with a DJ or a live band. Regardless of your choice of entertainment, you need to book it as soon as possible. Just like venues, DJs and bands who perform at weddings will be in big demand over summer. So to make sure you get the type of entertainment you want, think about organising it now.

Your Wedding Gift List

Another important part of the wedding that you should be thinking of now is the wedding gift list. It is a tradition for couples to think of wedding gifts that they would like. Usually, these are practical presents that they will be able to use in their home and as a couple. The list of gifts is then sent out to all the guests so that they have an idea of what to buy. Some couples like to use a wedding gift list service offered by big department stores. The store updates the list as people start to buy things to make sure that no guests end up buying the same thing.


Another important part of the wedding is the big reception meal, known as the wedding breakfast. If you want to save as much money as possible, you could call on a few favours from friends and family members who are good cooks! If you want to really push the boat out, there are plenty of specialist wedding caterers who will be able to create a feast that none of your guests will ever be able to forget!

So, as you can see, it is important not to leave all your wedding prep until the last minute. THings get booked up quickly so you’ll need to act fast!

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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