3 things engaged couples getting married should do first
OMG, Congratulations on your engagement! Getting engaged is a big milestone in any relationship, and wedding planning is a fun season for couples. While your engagement high is still in full motion, the looming thoughts of actually having to plan a wedding are slowly starting to set in, and you realize you simply don’t know where to begin. Have no fear. Here are the top three things engaged couples getting married should do first.
Before making any major decisions, the first step in the wedding planning process is to sit down as a couple and discuss three key wedding planning topics. First, establish who is involved in the decision-making process. Throughout the wedding planning journey, you’ll encounter countless decisions. Where will the wedding take place? How many people will be invited? What is the overall vibe of the day? As you begin to think of all the initial considerations, you’ll also want to establish your overall budget. Talk with any key stakeholders to gather the information needed to set your maximum wedding budget. Knowing your budget is crucial to booking your wedding vendors. Lastly, talk with your partner about your top priorities for the wedding day. Perhaps your top priorities are the food… or maybe it’s having a live band. Regardless, it’s essential to remember the must-haves as you begin to work through your budget and plan your wedding day. Its also important to make sure you listen to each other’s ideas and come to a compromise where necessary. This will help ensure both of you are happy with the final results and avoid any potential conflicts down the road.
Even if you are a natural planner, hiring a professional wedding planner is an excellent idea to help you navigate the journey to “I Do”. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and I believe you should be able to enjoy it! Like your engagement, your wedding day happens once and will be over in the blink of an eye! So why not hire someone who will allow the planning process to be stress free and enjoyable? A wedding planner guides you in decision-making based on your priorities and budget. Planners help you mediate between different opinions throughout the process and help ensure all of the big and small details are taken care of. Plus, they allow you to be fully present on the wedding day!
The third thing to do after getting engaged is to determine your VIPs – your loved ones you can’t imagine your wedding day without. Check with them to ensure they can attend your ideal wedding date at your preferred location! Again, being transparent with your inner circle is a great step towards ensuring they can make it to your wedding day.
All in all, enjoy this amazing time of being engaged! Wedding planning tasks can quickly pick up, but I encourage you to take a step back and a moment to breathe before diving in too deeply. Booking a wedding planner will save you time and stress when getting started, so reach out NOW if you’d like to work together to plan your dream wedding day!