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How To Plan A Wedding

Planning a wedding is a time-consuming, challenging endeavour, but also one of the most fulfilling thing you will do in your life. There are a lot of tasks to focus on, from finding a venue to hiring an affordable wedding photographer and picking the right dining options.

Here below you have a list to focus on when you start planning your wedding.

Identify Your Wedding Budget

Before hiring a Cheltenham wedding photographer or choosing a venue, you want to figure out how much you can spend on the wedding. Setting a budget makes it easier to avoid any debt, while also making it easier to avoid things that you would not afford otherwise. The last thing you'd want to do is start the married life in debt.

Set The Wedding Date & Find The Right Venue

Make sure that you pick a wedding date which is ideal for both you and your guests. Identify the month/season, and then also check to find a venue that’s available. Since most venues are booked months or even years in advance, you should start looking for a venu

e early on in the process.

Creating A Guest List

It’s very important to know how many guests you will have at your wedding. This will end up affecting the total costs, venue size and other factors. Which is why you want to create a guest list and adjust it accordingly.

Hire Vendors

Once you create the wedding list (a ballpark figure) and book a venue, you need to start hiring vendors. Finding the right Cotswolds wedding photographer or Gloucestershire wedding photographer or videographer is certainly an important aspect here. Aside from that, you also want to book other services such as catering, flowers and transportation for your guests. It's also imperative to find adequate entertainment, which can be a band, solo singer, DJ and so on.

Picking The Wedding Attire

Selecting the wedding attire is one of the most important tasks to focus on, and it’s one of those things that can be very time-consuming. That’s why it’s a good idea to get started early on. It will give you plenty of time to visit multiple stores as you pick the right outfit for the engaged couple.

Planning The Reception & Ceremony

The reception and ceremony are extremely important, and here you want to know the right order of events, what décor you want to have, music selection and so on. Generally, you want to have a timeline for that day, just to ensure everything follows a set program. Wedding venues will often help you with this and will give you a timeline that usually works for them. Many weddings also have rehearsals, which is why you want to have a complete plan for that day, but also the days before. It just makes it easier to manage the entire process.

Sending Invites

Sending invitations around 6 months before the wedding date is a great idea, since it will give potential guests plenty of time to RSVP. It’s also recommended to have an RSVP deadline, which is a month or two before the wedding. The wedding invitation also needs to include other details like the venue location, but also the date and time for the wedding. Make sure that all the information shared is accurate and complete.


Organizing a wedding is certainly one of those tasks that can be very challenging. With that in mind, it’s important to have a plan and stick to it, while also making sure you hire the best vendors and choose the ideal wedding venue. Thankfully, there are plenty of options when you want to hire a Cheltenham wedding photographer or Gloucestershire wedding photographer, but also other vendors too. It’s imperative to take your time and contact multiple professionals before you pick a great and affordable wedding photographer, caterer or flower business to work with. If you’re looking for a great wedding photographer, we recommend giving Lentsch Photography a try, we are here to provide you with exceptional services at some of the best prices on the market!

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