How to Plan a Wedding on Gumtree: A Step-By-Step Guide

Your wedding will not only be the most romantic day of your life, but is bound to be the largest (and most epic) party you ever throw. With that simple fact in mind, planning your upcoming nuptials can seem extremely daunting.

Where do you even start?

As usual, the folks at Gumtree South Africa have you covered with an easy-to-follow guide and check-list to get you from start to marriage bliss.

What’s more? Every single step can be completed with the help of gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android)!

  • Set a Budget

Okay, Gumtree can’t help you with this one – but no one knows your wallet like you and your groom (or bride)-to-be.

Psst, spoiler alert! Venue hire during winter months can cost you up to 50% less than during high season. Keep this in mind when choosing your date. Additionally, venues can book up quickly, so choosing and booking your venue far in advance is a must!

  • Choose a Date & Hire a Wedding Venue

Psst, spoiler alert! Venue hire during winter months can cost you up to 50% less than during high season. Keep this in mind when choosing your date. Additionally, venues can book up quickly, so choosing and booking your venue far in advance is a must!

Click here for Wedding Venue listings on Gumtree.

  • Hire a Wedding Officiant

Who you choose to officiate your wedding is crucial! Do you want them to speak about religion? Do you want things said in a particular order? Do you want a man or a woman to marry you? These are all questions you need to ask yourself during this search. Luckily, Gumtree has a lot to choose from.

Click here for Wedding Officiants on Gumtree.

  • Hire a Wedding Photographer

One of the most important steps is to choose and hire a photographer to document your special day! After all, photographs will be the easiest way for you to relive those special memories.

Click here for Wedding Photographers on Gumtree.

  • Design & Send Out Wedding Invitations

Do you prefer florals or a more minimalistic approach to design? Whatever your style, choosing the right graphic designer and printer is important to ensure your vision comes to life.

  • Buy your Wedding Dress

Click here for Wedding Invitations on Gumtree.

To a woman, the wedding dress is one of the (if not THE) most important details to get right. After all, you want to look your absolute best on the day you marry your best friend, right? From A-line to mermaid-style dresses, #GumtreesGotIt.

Click here for Wedding Dresses on Gumtree.

  • Hire Suits

For both the groom and his groomsmen, hiring suits is equally as important! Why spend an arm and a leg purchasing a suit you may never wear again (let’s face it – a fancy wedding suit won’t be worn again!) when you can hire it on Gumtree?

Click here for Wedding Suits on Gumtree.

  • Purchase Bridesmaids Dresses

The bride must be the star of the show (so to speak) when it comes to fashion, but her girls must also look like shining stars beside her! Whether you want second-hand dresses or to find a tailor to make dresses to-order, we’ve got you covered.

Click here for Bridesmaids Dresses on Gumtree.

  • Hire Wedding Decor

How do you want your venue to look? Do you want greenery and exposed-bulb lights or chandeliers and drapery? From flowers to chair and cutlery hire, Gumtree has the perfect wedding décor packages on offer.

Click here for Wedding Decor on Gumtree.

  1. Purchase Wedding Bands

You’ve got the shiny diamond ring already, but you don’t forget to purchase your wedding bands to seal the deal on the big day!

Click here for Wedding Bands on Gumtree.

  1. Hire a Wedding Planner

Okay, we’ve given you the scoop! If planning your perfect day still seems a bit too daunting, why not hire a wedding planner? They will plan each step from start to finish so all you need to do is show up. Sounds like a dream, right?

Click here for Wedding Planners on Gumtree.

  1. Plan the Honeymoon

Last but not least, it’s time to plan the honeymoon! The fun doesn’t need to stop once your big day is over! You are officially married to the love of your life – that is something to celebrate. Enjoy some one-on-one time with a romantic African getaway.

Click here for Honeymoon Getaways on Gumtree.

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