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How to plan a wedding in a year: 6 - 7 months to go

Wow! Almost half way there!

If you missed it, I’ve taken you through the first steps of planning your wedding with:

Close up of groom and bride holding a white and greenery Bridal bouquet
Bouquet for Alice. Image - Samantha Broadley Photography

Let’s take a look at the next steps…

Send out save the dates

Start the buzz of excitement and let your day guests get organised for your wedding. If you have a peak season date, you may want to send them sooner. Don’t worry about the evening guests yet, you can send their invitation nearer the time.

Order your wedding cake

Don’t leave your cake until the last minute - all good cake makers get booked in advance. Don’t forget to confirm with them if you need to collect the cake or if they are available to deliver (highly recommend delivery as they are the professionals to ensure there’s no accidence en route to your venue, plus its one less thing for you to worry about)

Want flowers on your cake? Get the perfect match with your wedding decor by asking your wedding florist to provide these.

Shop for your wedding party outfits

Start getting the feel of what everyone in your wedding party likes. If you have a large group, you need to take into account some sizes may not be in stock so it may take a couple of purchases to get everyone organised.

Top tip: use retail sale periods to grab big savings and cut costs on your wedding party outfits.

Back of bridesmaid head showing her hair in a bun with gypsophila
Hair flowers. Image Samantha Broadley Photography

Book Hair & Make-up Artists for the big day

Have a look on social media, ask friends and family and attend wedding fairs to meet different HMUAs (Little White Books have a huge collection of wedding fairs you can visit). It’s important to find a team who you click with (you’ll be spending lots of time with them in the morning) and have the aesthetic style of hair and make up that you would like for your wedding day.

Collect inspiration from Instagram and Pinterest and take it with you to your trials. Your HMUAs will organise this will you - trials are also a great way to get to know your team and they can give you tips and advice on hair and skin care leading up to the day.

Research and book your Honeymoon

Take a break from the wedding planning and book your honeymoon! Again, try and take advantage of holiday sales (especially in January). Your honeymoon is a chance cross off a bucket-list destination and have yourself the holiday of a lifetime.

Do you need transport?

If you are traveling from home or from a church to a venue for your reception, you will likely need some kind of transport. Think about how the logistics of getting you, your partner and your wedding party to each location. What kind of style would you like to go for? Many transport suppliers will be able to help with all the questions and have packages to help solve them all!

Bride sat in the back of a VW Camper holding a wiled and rustic pink and white bridal bouquet
Cat in her VW Camper. Image by Samantha Broadley Photography

Stay tuned for the next steps of How To Plan a Wedding in a Year: 4 - 5 months to go!

In the meantime, get in touch for a friendly chat about creating the perfect flowers for your wedding.


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