Getting married could well be the most exciting time of your life. There are times, too, that it can be one of the most stressful. However, to ease your worries just keep in mind the bigger picture and try to organise the most important things first. But what are the main considerations for your big day?
Church or registry office
It can be a matter of choice and it can also be due to personal circumstances, but arguably the first consideration will be where you get married. You might have dreamt about a big church wedding with bells and a choir since you were young, in which case your mind is probably made up. However, more and more people opt for a more modern registry office wedding. If you have been married before or have children a church might not be an option, but equally if you are not religious or are on a very tight budget registry offices are available.
As well as the service itself people will tend to remember where you have your reception. It can be just down the road from where you tied the knot or even a place the two of you frequent that happens to be many miles away. It is your day, so the venue is your choice; after all, you want it to be personal. Whether you have an open bar and a four-course meal or just a small gathering, the venue will be one of the first things to think about.
Some people are lucky enough to have their wedding paid for by parents or close family. Others have people who can help with some, but not all, of the costs. Many are not in this situation and have to worry about the costs themselves. This means it is imperative to pencil in a budget and stick to it as closely as possible. Work out what you can save from now until the big day. Wedding Loans from Everyday Loans and similar unsecured lenders may be a viable option for funding your wedding too.
Remember though to always ensure that you can afford to repay any money that you borrow. If you are in doubt about any specific loan, always seek independent financial advice.
Wedding catering can range from a cold evening buffet to a full, sit-down meal with waiting staff and canapés. Chances are you already know the sort of catering you want, but with caterers and venues regularly busy it is something that is best organised early in your planning. You wouldn’t want to miss out on your wedding day.
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