He popped the question, and you said yes! Now what? Well, it’s time to start planning, but where to begin?! Of course, everyone around you has their opinions of what to do, what not to do, what to consider, what not to consider… Seriously, if you listen to all the advice, you’ll plan a disaster from the very start!
Let’s let you in on a secret… This is a big day, and you should enjoy every second of it starting now and with your partner, only your partner. The other people are merely witnesses and to keep photos interesting (well, sort of). You’ll remember this day for the rest of your life, the others, not too much…
So, our advice to you – take it or leave it – focus on what you (and your other half) need and want, and the other stuff will fall into place. We have some wedding ideas to share with you to help ease the yet-to-begin stressful journey, as well as some Sandton stores of where to find it.
Your Wedding ‘Bible’
There’s no need to consult Google on ‘how to plan a wedding’; everything on there will make you lose your marbles. The actual first step to complete is to stop by Exclusive Books in Benmore Centre and purchase a Wedding Planner Book And Organizer. Consider it wedding planning 101 – you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to actually bring your big day to life.
The Whole Do
Before thinking about setting a wedding date, you have a few questions to find answers to – budget, the season of the year, intimidate or glam formal affair, indoors or outdoors, total guests, etc. If you want to feel like the princess you are and choose a chic city rooftop, we suggest considering one of Sandton’s splendid hotels.
Your Wedding Vision
Narrow down your wedding day before starting with appointments and bookings. If you’re planning to have a candlelit evening (and yes, as we mentioned before, we’re just opening your eyes to the endless possibilities – throwing ideas around), ensure to pop into Mr Price in Sandton City for their candle collection.
If we’re way off and you prefer beachy vibes, Donna’s Flowers in Benmore Centre and Häagen-Dazs in Sandton City for both table decorations and a thank-you gift to your guests. Visit Gratiae for a natural look to go with the atmosphere after a non-surgical facelift.
Wedding Vendors and Suppliers
Quick tip: Before Covid-19, it was recommended to have all vendors booked 10 to 12 months before the wedding; now, to account for the wedding boom this year and beyond, we suggest securing your must-have pros 12 to 15 months ahead.
In Sandton, that’s easy! Everything, or should we also say everything you need, is just around the corner! Visit our website and let your imagination go wild as there are parks, restaurants, accommodation and other exciting things to do in terms of weddings.
We hope that we’ve helped a bit; if not, get that wedding planner today – you won’t regret it. Promise! And honey, relax, it’ll be just the way you want it to be. 😉
Happy wedding planning, Sandton!