It can be overwhelming when the time finally comes for you to plan your dream wedding. Before you know it, all sorts of priorities start screaming for your attention and this may leave you feeling flooded with ideas and possibilities. 

Fortunately, just by asking yourself some key questions to start with, you can keep on top of the mountain of tasks that will form in your mind, and compile them into a list to keep your sanity (and your excitement)!

Here are some key questions to start you off in the right direction:

Firstly, what kind of a day do you want to plan? If you both enjoy a formal occasion complete with top hat and tails, then go for it! A wedding is the ideal occasion for dressing up and pulling out all the stops, but that isn't everyone's cup of tea! If your preference is for a more laid back day, then let your imagination run wild.

Have you considered having an outdoor reception or other unusual location? This is a day that you’ll both remember for the rest of your lives, so it’s important to make it uniquely yours, no matter what anyone else says. Don't be afraid of the weather; just by taking a few precautions like buying wedding umbrellas in bulk you’ll be able to save the day from any unexpected downpours, and free your mind of worry!

Secondly, think about the people you really want involved in your wedding party. Consider the bridesmaids, ushers, grooms, as well as friends and relatives who you most want to be in the photos and part of the special moments of your day.

Thirdly, how about the themes that will tie your wedding day together? For many people, a key colour is important. While for others, a shared hobby or era also comes into the equation. Decide if you’d like your guests to be a part of that theme setting so that the photos have everyone joining in, or whether it’s all about the classic wedding party look.

Finally, do you want a big wedding or a small and intimate occasion? There’s no reason a tiny wedding can’t be just as memorable, especially if you plan the details to your preference. A small wedding might be a good way to avoid the awkward questions and making sure that only the people you most want to share your big day with are attending.

Whatever you decide, make sure that the wedding you plan suits you both, as it is your day after all!