Venues, Budgeting and Bridesmaid Dresses: How to Plan Your Perfect Wedding

Wedmin essentials...


Venues, Budgeting and Bridesmaid Dresses: How to Plan Your Perfect Wedding

Wedmin essentials...
DATE 4 February 2021

Wedding planning is an emotional rollercoaster.
Whether you’re struggling to find that dream dress, or you’re edging dangerously close to your budget limit, sticking by some clear goals can be extremely helpful in the planning process.


If you don’t plan ahead, you’ll make the whole process much more stressful than it needs to be.
To help make the days leading up to your wedding that bit easier, we’ve rounded up a few of our own top tips.


While this might sound like the boring bit, budgeting is a crucial part of any wedding planning. Prioritising the parts of your wedding that matter to you most is essential if you’re going to find the right balance.


If you’re dead set on a venue, maybe look at alternate dates in different seasons in order to drive the price down. There are all sorts of ways to stick to your budget without making too many big sacrifices, so try to be a bit savvier with your cash.
In the long run, you’ll be thanking yourself for being sensible.


Venues are perhaps the most important part of any wedding.
They can make or break your big day and finding the right one takes a little time and patience. Fortunately, there’s certainly no lack of choice when it comes to venues.

Charlton Hall, From The Smiths Photography

Whether you’re desperate for an outside wedding, a ceremony in the heart of summer or a traditional church event in the countryside, take some time to look at your options before rushing a decision. The Belle Bridal Venue Guest List is a great place to start.

Chateau Challain, France, Kevin Chin Photography

Always remember to visit the venues with your partner so you’re both happy with the decision. Ultimately, if you can nail the venue, you’ve nailed the wedding.

Bridesmaid dress

While it may come behind the wedding dress in terms of importance, finding the right dress for your bridal party can be the cherry on top of a beautiful ceremony.

Bridesmaids Dresses from Chi Chi Clothing

In contrast to the bride’s dress, there’s a lot of styles and designs to play around with when looking for bridesmaid dresses. Whether you’re considering a sophisticated maxi style or a bright coloured midi length dress, bridesmaid dresses are the perfect way to add some contrast to the big day.
When you’ve got your bridal party looking stunning, your wedding is right on track.

Bridesmaids Dresses from Chi Chi Clothing


The path your wedding takes in terms of theme and design will always depend on the season you choose.
If you’re choosing a summer wedding, it’s important to be aware that prices may be inflated. An autumnal wedding can be just as magical, with stunning brown and yellow hues from the trees and beautiful autumn-themed decorations.

Brinkburn Northumberland, Katy Melling

When your wedding’s in the colder months, extra planning is needed in regards to the weather (especially in the UK). Make sure your guests are cosy and warm and your wedding will be unforgettable. Whatever theme you go for, make sure you stay consistent with the seasons.

Instagram inspo

After months of planning, sometimes it can be difficult to find inspiration for new ideas. To get your creative juices pumping, we’d suggest scrolling through Instagram to find some top tier wedding inspiration.


Look through the popular hashtags, save your favourite visual concepts and then bring them all together in one document. Finding that spark of inspiration can transform your wedding and give you a lift when you’re feeling worn out.
Ultimately, failing to plan is planning to fail. If you can stick by your core goals and make a few sacrifices along the way, your wedding will stay in budget and provide a day that will live with you forever.

This blog is in affiliation with Chi Chi Clothing, who have just unveiled their exclusive 2021 Wedding Collection – a sumptuous selection of elegance wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses. Head to their website now to browse!