Wedding Planning Q&A


Over on my facebook group The Wedding Planning Community, I recently filmed a facebook live session, including answers to my members burning questions.

For those of you who aren’t a member, I thought I would write down my top tips:



I’m not an organised person. How do I keep organised when wedding planning? 

Firstly don’t worry or panic if you feel this way. Here’s a couple of tips for you:

  • Set up a specific wedding email address
  • Keep a hard copy folder for brochures/confirmation letters etc
  • Keep a computerised folder for your guest list, table plan, stationery designs, budget planner etc (All of these templates and documents are available if you join my online course)
  • Set up a separate bank account

Should we have an open bar? 

Personally, I would say no and this is purely my own opinion.  I come from a venue background and have seen so many guests leave half consumed beverages to then go and get another – so wasteful and costly to you! It also encourages heavy drinking and potential drink induced situations and you don’t want that! You can also use this money on something else for the wedding such as entertainment or decor to enhance the day.  It’s nice to offer your guests a welcome drink, some wine with the meal and a toast drink and then the rest they purchase themselves from a stocked bar.  Obviously this is entirely up to you though and if it is something you’d like to offer to enhance your guests experience, then go ahead.

What can add to the ambiance of the day? 

Lighting, lighting and more lighting! I wrote a blog post on this last year, see here.

Wedding Favour Inspiration 

Favours are little thank you gifts that usually form part of your table design.  You don’t have to have them at all by the way, it’s just a wedding etiquette thing.  If you would like to though here are some ideas, again I wrote a blog about this.

When should I send Invitations?

If your wedding is a year or more away, I would suggest sending save the dates.  I will put a link below to one of my favourite printing/design companies,  Your main invitations should be sent 8 – 12 weeks before to include all the relevant information your guests will need to ensure that you receive your RSVP’s no later than 6 weeks before so you are nice and organised and can get numbers/dietary requirements to your venue/caterer and finalise your table plan.

I aim to provide a facebook live Q&A session every week over on my group.  So if you are a bride or groom to be and you’d like to chat to others in your position, post questions, offer advice, share your concerns, post your photos – come and join today!