You’ve done the easy bit. You’ve both agreed that you want to spend the rest of your lives together; you’ve announced the news to your parents, and shown off the engagement ring to all those admiring friends and colleagues.
Once the initial euphoria has faded a little, it will start to dawn on you that quite a lot of planning is needed in order to get from ‘I will’ to ‘I do’.
To ensure things go as smoothly as possible The Wine Wedding List: has put together a few tips to get the wedding ball rolling. Personally I think the company is shooting itself in the foot a little bit, after all, if you’re anything like me, then you’ll know there’s nothing like a glass of wine to stop the stress.
However, if my tip doesn’t appeal to you check out the company’s top five.
1. Start a detailed wedding notebook, with separate sections for the guest list, gifts received, thank you letters sent out.
2. Keep a separate phone book just for the wedding, listing everything from the guests to the caterers.
3. File swatches of material along with catalogues and inspirational cuttings from bridal magazines in files or a scrapbook.
4. When choosing flowers, cakes, photographers, ask around for personal recommendations, but always make sure that you see portfolios
of previous work
5. Register your wedding list at least three months prior to the wedding to allow your guests to view your choices calmly in advance