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Happy New Year to everyone and a huge congratulations to all the couples who got engaged over the Festive period. Our newsfeed is full of Brides to Be showing off their new engagement rings, pictures of diaries showing ‘Getting Married Today’ on new Wedding Dates that have been set and plenty of ‘I’m planning my wedding and I don’t know where to start!’ Sound familiar?

 

So to start the New Year off on our wedding blog I thought we’d start off with wedding planning and take a closer look at WeddingTour.co.uk an online wedding planning tool that’s free to use. Yes you read correctly FREE! (Not much is free when it comes to weddings!).

 

I popped onto their website at http://www.weddingtour.co.uk and created an account, fairly straight forward, names and a few details like wedding date and anticipated budget, no payment details or credit cards or anything like that, because it’s true to it’s word, it’s FREE.

 

Start Wedding Planning

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To begin with you’re presented with a pretty decent overview of your wedding planning to include your guest, budget and table planner summaries. Of course not forgetting the all important countdown to the Special Day itself at the very top! I remember from our wedding planning experience we used a couple of spreadsheets from a well known spreadsheet program, however had I known about this, I think it would have been much simpler to use and easier to see where you are and what needs doing at a glance.

Wedding Guest List

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Looking into a bit more detail of the guestlist, which is probably one of the first sources of family controversy, who do you invite to the whole day, who do you invite to just the reception and who misses out! It’s your day, so there’s a big hint of who decides! If you’re not careful the guest list gets out of control quite easily. It’s very good for managing your RSVP’s as well and keeping a close eye on how many children have been invited, as they need to be catered for, childs meals, soft drinks and something to keep them occupied through the speeches.

Wedding To-Do Checklist

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When you start your wedding planning it can be extremely daunting when you start listing all the things you need to organise and buy. Wedding Tour provides you with a ready made checklist for your day, with suggested timescales of when certain tasks should be done by as well as who is responsible for them. Although no generic wedding list is going to be perfect for everyones Wedding Day, this one is quite comprehensive and you’re able to edit it as well.

Wedding Suppliers

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As you start working your way through your to-do list and visiting various wedding shows you’ll invariably meet a whole host of wedding suppliers and WeddingTour has a great supplier directory which, when you’ve added your suppliers to it, will be specific for you. A single place to keep all supplier details, along with notes, prices and contact information, accessible by both you and your partner, if you’re both using it together that is!

Wedding Moodboards

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If you haven’t already started making moodboards by cutting things out of endless wedding magazines or using Pinterest, then you can always kick one off here. Just upload your pictures and add the odd comments to them. A wedding moodboard is really useful for some suppliers like your Florist or Venue Dresser as you can easily show them what you want. As WeddingTour is mobile and tablet friendly, it’s easy to show your ideas whilst on the go! Don’t put a picture of your dress on there though, it could really spoil the surprise!

Wedding Day Schedule

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I think most Brides stress about the actual Wedding Day itself and when you think of all the time and effort that’s gone into the planning and all of the money that’s been spent it’s easy to understand. However, WeddingTour provides a huge checklist for the Wedding Day along with who’s responsible for that part of the day as well. Now I’m by no way suggesting you run around on your wedding day with your mobile reminding you of every task and waving it around like a Sergeant Major, but listing how the day will unfold will help you organise all of the relevant parties and let’s them see where they fit into Your Wedding Machine!

 

All in all it’s a great starting point when beginning to plan your Wedding, with pre-made comprehensive to-do lists, a supplier directory waiting to be filled, budget control allowing you to see where your spend is going and really useful moodboard section to help suppliers see your vision. So if you’ve been proposed to over the Festive period and you’re horrified at the prospect of planning your Perfect Wedding Day, why not pop onto http://www.weddingtour.co.uk and give yourself a headstart?

 

Website:- http://www.weddingtour.co.uk

 

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