16 to 12 months before
First of all enjoy the moment – you’re getting married!!!
Step 1: Start collecting ideas and inspiration
When it comes to your big day, your head might be full of ideas of what you dream of regarding flowers, location, food etc., or you may be so overwhelmed that you don’t know where to start. It is always a good idea to collect all the ideas and inspiration you get from wedding magazines, TV or the internet.
Start a scrap book/folder to collect pictures and examples of flowers and decoration items – which will be also a nice memory that you can show your kids someday 😉
Step 2: Choose your wedding party
You are engaged and looking forward to your big day, so are your family and friends. Think about your loved ones and choose your Bridesmaids, Maid of honour, Groomsmen and Best Man.
Step 3: Start to set a frame around all your ideas
Next you should try to compact your ideas, maybe find a topic or theme for your wedding. Start to think about general figures like budget, guest list and venue. At this point of planning it could be very helpful to ask a Wedding Planner for assistance, especially if you are planning a destination wedding.
We will be at your side during all further steps of the planning. We can offer you recommendations on catering, venues, decoration, music and any advice you might need during the planning process. How about a first meeting via Skype or Facetime?
Step 4: Reserve a date and venue
As soon as you know where and when you want your wedding to take place you should ask the venue to reserve the date for you. Keep in mind that you may choose different locations for the Ceremony and Wedding reception.
To be continued next week…….
Pearlsandals is a Barcelona wedding and events planning company dedicated to creating special moments in Catalonia and Mallorca for Scandinavian, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Catalan and English speaking couples.