So my partner and I have booked a venue for 05/08/2023, it was quite expensive but does the wedding breakfast, canapés, drinks package, evening meal, accommodation for bridal party for two nights as well as couple for two nights and has all the furniture etc. already in place, so all that’s required is whatever decor you want to add. They even have hessian runners on the long tables and are adding greenery etc. However, it’s a new venue, so wasn’t 100% finished when we viewed and therefore may be more wee bits included.
I know I’m looking ages away, but already so excited and planning. Due to the price of all that I really want to save on price of other things, but also not make things look tacky. I’m really keen on foliage weddings with only a few flowers etc, would it save costs with florists making this decision over really large floral displays. I was also going to source my own decor off eBay and rustic bits from charity shops and make a foliage wall with a led light of our surname and set up an iPad as a makeshift photo booth. But I don’t know if it’s too soon to start looking.
In terms of dresses my mum has said she will buy bride and bridesmaids dresses, and my partners parents have said they will help out so I thought about suggesting they hire the men’s kilts etc. How early is too early to start looking? I’m super excited to try on dresses but aware if I go too early I might end up regretting my decision. Would this time next year be suitable? I’m trying to get my figure a bit more trim by doing things I can maintain like walking everyday, and eating just a little bit better.
Does anyone know how to contact some maybe college/ university level photographers/videographers that may be wanting to add to portfolio and be available for hire cheaper than the likes of those with 15years experience? To be honest, I hate cliche wedding photos, and feel I’d love a younger person to make things a bit interesting.
Any more advise would be great!Thanks,Lyndsay