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Engaged for Christmas! Initial Wedding Planning Steps

If you are one of the lucky people who received a proposal for Christmas then congratulations! We're now in January and it's now time to take your first steps in the exciting planning process. We've put together a few things you might want to consider in the early stages.


Budget is key and deciding how much you realistically can spend on your big day is probably the most important factor in planning your wedding. Whether you and your partner are paying, or perhaps your parents, get everyone together to figure out your total budget.

What do you want for your day?

A very important question to ask yourself! It's your special day and there are lots of choices to make to ensure that it is as perfect as the one you have imagined. Do you want a church ceremony or a civil ceremony? A small, intimate wedding? Or a big, loud party! These are some of the factors that will shape all your decisions in the planning process so before you do anything - sit down with your partner and discuss what you want for your day.


Do you want a summer wedding or a winter wedding? The date of your wedding will effect everything from what you are going to wear to your menu for the day.


Somerset has some truly lovely venues on offer and there is something for everyone's style. Take a look at Wedding Venues in Somerset for some inspiration!


This is where we come in! At Taste we will help you tailor-make a delicious menu that's perfect for your day. Whether you want a three course meal, sharing platters or a rustic BBQ, we have something for everyone. We like to go the extra mile at Taste and pride ourselves on being there to help our couples throughout and will help you to plan your wedding day from the initial meeting, to assisting you with menu choice, scheduling and timelines. We know first-hand how stressful weddings can be and will do everything possible to make sure you and your guests are totally looked after throughout the entire process.

Guest List

Start your guest list and try and get an accurate maximum number for your wedding. You may want to invite everyone you know to your wedding, but bear in mind - more guests = higher cost! If you are on a tight budget a bigger guest list may mean you have to make compromises on other aspects of your day.

Then it's on to dresses, suits, decorations, entertainment and all the finishing touches to make your day unique! There are so many things to consider when planning your wedding day but hopefully this will help you work out where to start!

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