To start with I would suggest that you choose a style and theme for your wedding as this makes decision making easier later on. You could think about colours and whether your wedding is going to be very formal, informal or even fancy dress. It's your day, so go with what makes you both happy.
Set a budget and decide who is going to pay or contrubute to which parts of the wedding.
Decide on a rough wedding date and start searching for wedding venues. In Lowestoft we have recommended wedding venue, Ivy House Country Hotel. This venue is perfect for all sizes and styles of weddings as it can cater for 2-120 guests and has four fully licenced venues for your civil ceremony. The peacefull suroundings of this country hotel, set in 21 acres of grounds close to the broads makes an idilyic setting for any wedding. Ivy House can also cater for your wedding breakfast prepared by their 2 AA rosette award winning chefs. If you decide on a ceremony elsewhere, Ivy House can also just cater for the wedding breakfast and evening.
If you are having a civil ceremony at Ivy House Country Hotel, for example you will need to book a registrar. If you are getting married in church, you will need to contact the church official and discuss dates and charges.
The special couple are the main focus of the day, so you will need to be looking your best. It is time to arrange your clothes for the wedding.
At this point, it is time to book a photographer as these tend to get booked up early. In Lowestoft we have two recommended wedding photoraphers, Peek Photography and Happily Ever After Photography. Paul Peek (Peek Photography) and Sarah Carter (Happily Ever After) are both local expert photographers well versed in capturing every special moment of your special day. As to which one you choose, that is up to you, take a look at their styles and portfolios or simply see which one is free on your choosen date.
To make your wedding planning more manageable, I have broken it into four parts, look out for part two soon.