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27 Feb 2015

10 Simple Wedding Planning Tricks

by Fran @ Hitched

Over the past 9 years I’ve seen the wedding industry grow, change, develop and become an experience filled with the ultimate choice and variety to suit your style as a couple regardless of your ideas, budget or personal taste.

I started my journey at hitched in 2006 working as part of the wedding venues team; one of the most important decisions that couples will make early on in their planning. From there I went on to support bridalwear – another huge decision that a bride needs to make, and really the next step that we recommend in the wedding planning process. But, on top of other various roles that I’ve had here at hitched the favourite part of my job has been writing my daily Plan with Fran blog.

Being able to write about wonderful wedding venues, dreamy dresses, stylish stationery, hot honeymoons, creative suppliers, inspiration galore and so much more has been an absolute pleasure – but as I leave hitched.co.uk (for a little while) to welcome a new person into the world, I wanted to leave you with my top 10 simple wedding planning tricks that I’ve learned over the past 9 years.

Take your Time

One of the first things you’ll be asked after announcing your engagement will be ‘have you set a date?’ Obviously you can’t specify a date until you’ve booked a wedding venue, but my advice here is ‘don’t rush’ this phase. You’ll probably spend most of your wedding budget on the venue, so ensuring you choose something perfect is essential!

Take Advantage of Free Things

Take advantage of free planning tools, discounts, offers and more! The hitched.co.uk members section contains free planning tools to help make your wedding planning soooo much easier! Register for free and then use the budget planner, diary, scrapbook, guest manager, table planner and more, as often as you like throughout your wedding planning journey. And be sure to register for the hitched.co.uk special offers email.

Read Advice

Use tools like the hitched.co.uk discussion forum to read tips and advice from real life brides. Or, if you’ve got a question of your own, why not ask it anonymously; you’ll be sure to get a plethora of replies which could help you greatly when it comes to making that important decision.

Go with your Gut

When it comes to finding the perfect wedding venue or choosing the ultimate wedding dress, go with your gut! You’ll definitely know when you’ve found ‘the one’ so keep going until you have that ‘yes’ feeling!!

Communicate with your Partner

You’re in this together, so be sure to communicate your thoughts, ideas and feelings with your partner as often as you can. The more you communicate the more of an understanding you’ll get from each other of how you want your day and experience to be.


One of the most talked about subjects on the hitched.co.uk forum is ‘bridesmaids’. From ranting about dresses to planning the hen do, bridesmaids can be one of the most difficult parts of your wedding to manage. My advice is to choose bridesmaids that you can trust not to cause you any further work, stress or frustration throughout this exciting process. Think about this seriously and ask your best girls when you are ready!

Keep your Stress Levels Down

There’s no point in getting all het up about minor issues and you certainly won’t want to be a stress head in the few days leading up to your wedding. Stay calm and in control of your day throughout. Take a few days away from wedding planning every once in a while if it gets too much, and just keep thinking that in the end, all of your hard work would have been worth it.

Don’t Worry About the Little Things

One of the most common answers that we get on a completed real wedding questionnaire when asked if there was anything about your wedding you would change is ‘I wouldn’t have let the little things worry me.’ And all of these brides are right! No one will notice if there is a minor glitch on the big day or if something doesn’t go quite to plan.

Remember Whose Day It Is

Hopefully you’ll only ever have one wedding day, so make this day the most incredible day ever! Do it exactly how you want to and try not to be influenced by others when it comes to opinions and unwanted advice. Stay level headed.

Keep it Fun

It’s a wedding!! Planning this special day should be exciting for your guests, but most importantly an amazing experience for you too! Have fun with your planning and make sure that you continuously look forward to your best day ever!

So as I head off on my maternity leave to welcome a new love into my life, I just wanted to leave you with one final quote about marriage.

“When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

…let hitched.co.uk help you start the rest of your life sooner!

Fran x

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Published 27 Feb 2015 11:35 by Fran @ Hitched
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