What to do when Engaged
12-16 Months To Go
Lock in a date
Do you want a Summer or Winter wedding? Outdoor or indoor venue? Cocktail or reception style venue?
Get a planner or stylist on board
I would mainly recommend a planner if you are doing 2 venues or want lots of styling, otherwise even someone you know to coordinate everything on the day, but whatever you do don’t make it close friends or family – let them relax and enjoy the day!
Lock in a venue
Try find a venue where you can have both the ceremony and reception in the one place to save on traveling time to maximise time taking photos and chilling with guests. You can view a list of the best wedding venues in Perth here.
Cocktail style finger food or gourmet grazing share plates weddings are the best, they allow guest to mingle and be more social meeting new people, dancing anytime they want and being free.
Book a photographer
Brownie points if it’s me
Book your celebrant
Choose someone that is fun, fresh and will make guest WANT to listen during the ceremony (along with your personalised vows) not tune out. Dilhari from Kiss Me You Fool or Kristy from Married with Kristy are my two absolute faves.
Celebrate with an engagement party!
Everyone will be super excited for you. If you have a backyard; a cocktail party in summer is fun otherwise if you’re after ease try booking a venue that will do everything for you.
Drink and be merry, for a little while then start researching other vendors using the free comprehensive list I have made to help save you hours of researching.
RELAX A BIT!!!
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