Have you started the new year as – Fiancé or a fiancée? Did your Christmas or New Years Eve celebrations result in the popping of THE question?
For many people all over the UK, the new year will bring romance and the sound of Church bells ringing !
It is THE most traditional time of the year to receive a proposal with Valentines Day coming a very close second.
If you are now engaged, you’re probably a little bit scared of what to do next, in which order to do it and how much things will cost. Most of all you will probably be wondering where on earth to start!!
For some couples this task will be quite daunting as you try to plot and plan how much everything costs. How much will you need to save. Over what period can you save that much etc etc.
The answers to these questions will depict when you can get married and where, and it’s quite normal these days to be engaged for a few years or more whilst you save up for the biggest day of your life.
Some lucky couples will already have a budget. Perhaps family are gifting money towards the wedding or both families are chipping in. Whatever your situation, it is important to set a budget so that you can maintain control as much as possible on the spending.
Other couples prefer a discrete quiet affair at a hotel or registry office with their closest friends and family invited. As a Planner I am seeing more of this wedding style as couples seek to allocate more money on the honeymoon of a lifetime.
As a wedding planner my main task is to help couples stay within or under budget. I can always save you money and beat quotes by using industry suppliers who have a wealth of experience in this field. Because you’ve never done this before it is typically the world of the unknown to you both and of course it’s always a risk to book things without a recommendation. I would always suggest you look at a websites, social media and ALWAYS look at reviews and feedback of suppliers you choose.
Some couples are terrified of the prospect of planning and organising the biggest day of their lives. Perhaps you are a working couple who have little spare time to dedicate to the planning of a wedding or are simply quite rubbish at doing things like this and find it rather daunting.
With You Said Yes you get complete peace of mind and reassurance that your day will go exactly as you wish and you get to sit back and enjoy the ride – stress and worry free.
Regular planning meetings and email updates will keep you on track. My clients contact me all day, everyday by email, text, messenger or WhatsApp. You have 24 hour access to me at all times and (if you wish) I am there when you wake up on the big day and I’m there to say goodnight.
I locate and liaise with all suppliers, beat quotes and get reduced prices on all kinds of things. Any amount of money saved is money back in your pocket. I have a wealth of contacts who have been in the industry a long time. Their longevity is proof of how good they are at what they do.
Itineraries and communication between me and everyone involved in your big day will go on behind the scenes without a worry from you. From horse drawn carriages, helicopter arrivals, singing waiters to firework displays – nothing is off limits. (Legalities permitting)
Some people want a full planning service from the very beginning and often I am planning a wedding 2-3 years or more in advance. Others simply want someone to manage the event itself so they don’t have to remember or worry about anything else other than enjoyment of the day.
Let’s not forget the reason why you’re getting married. You are in love. You wish to spend the rest of your life with your partner. The day will be the most memorable day of your life.
So…will “You Say Yes” ??
Many thanks to Nicola Smith of You Said Yes for this article.