14 Apr 2021 Admin

How to Plan Your Wedding - Ultimate Guide

Step by Step Guide to Planning Your Wedding for 2022

Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide from Music for Scotland 

In our latest blog post we bring you our Ultimate Guide to Planning your Wedding for 2022. You should definitely take your time celebrating your engagement—but when you're ready to officially start planning your wedding, here's how to dive in.

How to Plan a Wedding for 2022

Here are the ten most important things you should consider when it comes to planning your wedding for 2022. 

"How to plan a wedding?" That's what you'll find yourself searching in Google once the initial shock of being engaged wears off (and you take a second to peel your eyes away from the new ring on your finger). You'll need to start making decisions quickly and efficiently so here are the most important things you need to do to really kick off your wedding planning.

Pick a Wedding Venue & Have a Clear Vision 

Before you try on a single wedding dress, book a reception band or sample a bite of wedding cake, look at the big picture and imagine the style and vibe of your ideal wedding. Is it a candlelit evening in a mansion or a barefoot ceremony on a tropical beach? While you're picturing your perfect wedding, here are some key questions to consider: Big (everyone you know) or small (just close friends and family)? Outdoors or in? Home (one of your hometowns or your current city) or away (a destination wedding)? Modern, classic, romantic, vintage, rustic or all-out glam? Fancy, casual or somewhere in between?

Don't forget to check out magazines, social media and real wedding photos—and don't limit yourself to the obvious sources. Something as unlikely as a wallpaper pattern, a scene from a fav movie you both have, or a family heirloom can spark your creativity. Bottom line: Always keep your eyes open for inspiration. 

Book A Wedding Band 

An important part of every wedding and of course a very important thing to consider when planning your wedding in 2022 is choosing your wedding band. There are a vast number of wedding bands to choose from we would know since we do offer the best selection of wedding bands Scotland has to offer., are you looking for a singer or how about a five piece band who cater for all musical tastes by combining the best of modern day hits (Killers, Kings Of Leon, Train, Maroon 5, Adele, Rihanna and Jessie J) like The Jets. 

Find the Perfect Wedding Dress

One of the most fun outcomes of successfully learning how to plan a wedding is dress shopping. Begin your search by browsing wedding dress photos online (and saving your fav—you'll want to take them with you to your appointments). Then, learn the lingo before setting foot in a dress salon. Read up on silhouettes, necklines, trains and hues that might flatter you. The season will also affect your choice. Getting married in the sweltering summer? Go with lightweight fabrics such as chiffon, linen or organza. Having a winter wedding? Brocade, faux fur and velvet will keep you warm. Satin, shantung, silk and tulle are perfect year-round.

Sort out Your Wedding Guest List

Where do you start with planning your guest list? The truth is you have probably already thought about it and you know the key people you want to invite. However, you might need to a bit of time to decide who to invite to the day versus the evening and what to do about the tricker guest problems such as plus ones and colleagues.

With your wedding venue booked, you will have a rough idea of how much budget you are now able to spend on catering and your guest list may need to be determined by how much you want to spend per head.

Get Your Wedding Invites in the Post

Whilst you’ve probably already told everyone you know about your up coming marriage, now is the time to make it official. Your wedding invitations should be sent out approximately 3-6 months in advance of your big day, but it’s never too early to choose a design, style or local wedding stationery supplier that you love.

In order to give your guests as much notice as possible, why not send out ‘save the date’ cards to announce your wedding and ensure that your guests keep that date free, with an ‘official invitation to follow’ in the near future

Book Your Honeymoon 

This might not be on every must do list when it comes to planning your wedding in 2021. Booking your honeymoon will be one of the most fun parts of your wedding planning - you are basically planning your dream holiday!

If you have planned your honeymoon costs and budgeted for them then you can book something straight away, or you may have chosen to use your gift list to subsidise some of your honeymoon.

If you are still feeling budget conscious then you could always plan a "minimoon" for straight after the wedding - giving you a few days to escape, relax and enjoy your newlywed status. Then spend some time after the wedding saving towards a bigger trip later in the year that will be your official honeymoon.

Table Planning & RSVP 

You have sent your wedding invites and now you are awaiting your RSVPs. Although you will have given your guests a deadline, be prepared that there may be a few guests that you need to chase up! Once you have your final numbers, you will be able to start working on your table plan.

The table plan may seem a daunting prospect. Put your wedding guests into family and friend groups and then play around with your tables to see who will fit where.

The Finishing Touch to Planning your Wedding 2022

We hope you have enjoyed our how to plan your wedding - Ultimate Guide for 2022. So you have all the main things covered and it’s time to think about those little details. Decide on your wedding songs and wedding readings for the ceremony, think about who is going to do speeches at the wedding breakfast and order any thank you gifts that you want to give to those who have really helped during the planning process.