Guest Post | How to Start Planning Your Wedding

Did you get engaged on Valentine’s Day? If so, congratulations! We’ve been speaking to Daisy from The Wedding Secret about where to begin when planning your wedding.

Hello and congratulations on your engagement! After the initial excitement is over you’re faced with the daunting prospect of planning your wedding. There’s so much to think about and it can all seem a little overwhelming. So here’s my advice on where to start!


Take a few days, a week, maybe even a month to just enjoy being engaged! Bring your family together to make the announcement, go on holiday for a couple of days, have an engagement shoot with a potential wedding photographer – celebrate in whatever style most suits you.


Let your imagination run wild! Whether you love Pinterest or would like to flick through magazines and create a scrapbook, it’s your chance to indulge yourself in the world of weddings. Gather together as many ideas as you like; you can then spend time selecting your favourites and building up a picture of your big day.



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The first thing to book is the ceremony venue. Use sites like The Wedding Secret to browse different venues. Next, get in touch with them to find out prices and ask any important questions that will help you to narrow down your top 3-5 choices.

Now, you can arrange viewings, gather together more questions, set a date and book your chosen venue. It’s often a good idea to find your reception venue at the same time, however, this is not essential.

Save the Date

Once you’ve booked your ceremony venue, you can begin to think about wedding stationery. ‘Save the Date’ cards can be sent out before your reception venue is booked – it’s important to give your guests as much notice as possible.

So, head back to Pinterest or your scrapbook and start to go through your potential wedding stationery designs! Research different stationers, ask lots of questions and order your ‘Save the Dates’. At this point, you will need to have finalised your initial guest list.

The Dress

The next element of your celebration to consider is the wedding dress. So I’d recommend taking a look at the beautiful dresses on the Morgan Davies Bridal website and booking an appointment to try some on!

Wedding Suppliers

After sourcing these key parts of your wedding and securing your wedding date, you can then go on to look for bands and DJs, wedding cars, flowers photographers and much more.


Thank you, Daisy, for your advice for our newly engaged couples. The Wedding Secret is a brilliant place to find wedding inspiration and speak to all sorts of wedding companies.

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