Just engaged? These 5 further things can wait

So you’ve announced your engagement and started to make the initial plans for the big day. With so much planning to do and trying to fit it all into your day to day life, you don’t want it to become stressful, so take your time and delay making all the decisions at once.

Honeymoon

It has become more and more common not to jet off the very next morning after your wedding. Couples may choose to hang around and see friends and family following the big day and enjoy all the post-wedding celebrations. It also means you still have something to look forward to. Leaving it a couple of weeks or even months is fine if that suits you, and depending on where you want to go, you can leave booking until much nearer the time. Remember though, that if you’re going somewhere exotic, you will need to allow time for travel vaccines. you can leave booking until much nearer the time. Remember though, that if you’re going somewhere exotic, you will need to allow time for travel vaccines.

Flowers

Any florist specialising in weddings will want your business, so either book them in and finalise the flowers much nearer to the big day, or shop around until a couple of months before and then make your final selection.

Rings

If you already have an engagement ring, buying a wedding ring to match should be easy, and there is a huge selection of diamond scatter wedding rings from companies such as https://www.comparethediamond.com/wedding-rings/diamond-scatter-wedding-rings/.

The details

There is a big market for wedding accessories and no shortage of companies willing and able to supply them, so table decorations, name cards and wedding gifts can all be decided on once you have agreed your colour theme, numbers and venue.

Food

Finalising the menus, wedding cake and favours for your guests is fun and demands a tasting session, so make it enjoyable, whilst still ensuring you get it just right. You can always look to celebrities for inspiration and judging by the amount of celebrity weddings making the headlines, you won’t be stuck for ideas.

Paperwork

Other than the wedding paperwork, leave any other admin, such as bank accounts, tax forms, mortgages etc. until after your wedding day. There is no rush and many organisations will ask to see your wedding certificate anyway, so just concentrate on the day itself and make sure it’s truly a day to remember. There is a big market for wedding accessories and no shortage of companies willing and able to supply them, so table decorations, name cards and wedding gifts can all be decided on once you have agreed your colour theme, numbers and venue.