Where to start with summer wedding planning

Where to start with summer wedding planning

Planning your wedding will likely be something you’ve looked forward to for most of your life. From other weddings you’ve attended, to weddings you’ve seen in popular culture, you’ll likely have some idea of how that process will go, but it can still feel a little overwhelming at first. Summer weddings are a very popular approach, and can require some careful considerations when it comes to planning. If a summer wedding sounds like something you might be interested in, then read on for our top tips on where to start with the summer wedding planning process.

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Choose your date

One of the first things you’ll need to do to start your summer wedding planning is to pick a date. While this might sound simple enough, there will be multiple different factors that you’ll need to consider to make the rest of the planning process fit together.

If you’re inviting people with children, then you may need to think about summer holiday dates. For outdoor weddings, especially in locations with intense but predictable weather patterns, you’ll want to try to aim for a sunny – but not too sunny – time of summer. 

You’ll also need to check with the most important guests, whoever they may be, whether they have any commitments – such as medical procedures or other weddings – that absolutely can’t be shifted around.

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Book your venue

Once you’ve fixed a date, you’ll want to book your venue. You won’t be the only couple that’s decided summer is a good time to tie the knot, and as a result, lots of venues will likely start getting booked up months (or even years) in advance. 

If you’re having a summer wedding, then it’s worth considering having a rural wedding somewhere like Heaton House Farm. That way, you get to enjoy celebrating outside away from the city, while still having a great indoor setup in case the weather gets bad.

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Reserve vendors

Venues won’t be the only thing that gets booked up months in advance. You’ll also want to make sure that you get all your wedding vendors reserved, from catering and musical acts to photographers and florists. 

Before booking any single vendor, it’s important to put all of the various costs into a spreadsheet and make sure it fits your overarching budget. You don’t want to put down a deposit on a five-star photographer, only to find out you now can’t afford food or flowers.

This can feel like a lot to juggle, especially if you’re trying to organise a wedding on the larger side of things. To make it easier, we recommend asking for recommendations from friends, and starting early so that you can spread the research out over a longer period of time. 

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Planning your wedding can end up becoming quite stressful if you take the wrong approach. While some stress is almost inevitable, by taking the main concerns listed above seriously, you can maximise the chances that everything goes relatively smoothly. Once you’ve got a date and wedding venue confirmed and booked in, the rest should slot into place.

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