Publish Date : April 21, 2014 @ 2:01 pm
Category : Planning

You and your partner met in each other, fell in love, gotten engaged and picked a date. Having the wedding of your dreams is now not only a reality but only a few steps away.

True; the planning stages might seem a bit daunting at first and you might be asking yourself “Where do I begin?” but with the right people by your side planning your wedding will be a once in a lifetime experience.

I advice all my couples to discuss the following basic questions at the beginning of the planning stage;

  1. What is our budget?
  2. What kind of wedding & reception do we want to have? Small, medium or large? Day or night? Formal or informal?
  3. What time of year do we prefer?
  4. Are we both in agreement on what the day will represent and how we’ll each be involved in the planning and development of the event?

Having a good idea of what you want your day to represent and spending some time with the “boring” details early on can make all the difference in how the planning plays out!


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My Top Tip!

How should we word our pronouncement?

I now pronounce you… husband and husband or wife and wife? The wording can get a little tricky when it’s time for the registrar to make the actual pronouncement.  A good way to go is for the registrar to pronounce you “partners for life”. If that doesn’t suit you, vows are a great place to personalise your ceremony. 


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Perhaps at this point you may have realised that you’d like some extra planning support. In that case hiring a Wedding Planner might be the best decision. Wedding Planners have connections with some of the best suppliers in the industry and can help you overcome or avoid problematic situations. As a wedding planner myself I pride myself on delivering a perfect wedding from start to finish.

If you are planning on having a Civil Union contact me to see how my team and I can help you plan your perfect day.