Hi, I’m Sonya! I am one the makeup artists here at Beautique Love. I recently got engaged and thought a great way to help other future brides out there would be to document my experience. Over the 18 months I will take you through my own personal wedding planning experience here in the South West. Come with me and lets do this together!
Right now my fiancé Matt and I have decided on a very casual, rustic boho wedding in November 2018. Sounds like its ages away but really in the wedding industry it’s better to be organised, rather than leaving things to the last minute and risking your preferred vendors being booked out. We have decided on a ceremony and reception venue, which can’t be booked more than a year in advance. However I now know what I want and can contact them as soon as they are ready. Some venues will book out 2 years in advance so it’s best to ask the question as soon as you find a place you love.
I started my research on the Margaret River Bride and Groom website – http://www.mrbg.com.au. I went through pretty much every vendor on there and made notes of the ones I wished to contact. This included photographers, videographers, hair stylists and furniture hire. From here I looked at their websites and narrowed my search down. I have already found 3 videographers booked for our date so I am glad I have started my research early.
My advice would be to include the groom in the planning process as much as possible and allow them to give their opinion. Nine times out of ten they might not care whether the flowers are white with touches of pink, or pink with touches of white, however you may find the groom has some unique ideas.
Matt has become involved with things more now that we have set a date. He has helped me decide on a colour scheme, he chose the ceremony venue and helped me decide on things we were going to splurge on and things we could do DIY. He was very overwhelmed at the start but now he is getting excited and just wants to be married.
Right now we are booking appointments with vendors to meet with them and chat about our ideas. We have a viewing coming up with our reception venue and I feel like things are falling in to place. I have found Pinterest to be awesome for DIY ideas however don’t plan your whole wedding with images from Pinterest. Let your day be a reflection of the two of you.
I’ll check back in with you guys in a few more months and let you know how things are going.