Congratulations! You’re engaged. Now the real fun begins and it’s time to plan the biggest party of your life. Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking and we highly suggest having a team of people supporting you to help make the big day come together.
It may seem & feel like you have a long list of things to do – and that’s because you do! It is hard trying to decide where to start. So, we have put together a blog for you for the first 5 things after getting engaged.
- Talk $$
After the frills of becoming a fiance have died down, you need to discuss your wedding budget. Speak with family members and your hubby to see what a realistic budget would be. Now, stick with the budget!
2. Hire a Wedding Planner
Leave it to the professionals and hire a planner for your wedding. Do not make the mistake of going solo on planning the biggest event of your life! If you can’t afford full-service planning, look into hiring a day of coordinator to set up your decor and pack up at the end of the night – it is 100% worth the investment. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of planner recommendations.
- Pick a Venue/Date
I’ve combined these two because sometimes you have to be flexible to get what you want. If you fall in love with a venue but your date isn’t available, pick another date! Once you’ve selected a venue and your wedding date, the ball gets rolling.
- Send out your Save the Dates
As soon as you select a date, notify your guests! If you’re having a destination wedding, you’ll want to do this as soon as possible to allow your guests to take time off work and plan for traveling! A popular favorite for Save the Dates is Minted.com or Shutterfly!
- Talk about Honeymoon
Don’t forget that at the end of the wedding there should be a nice vacation planned for you and your new hubby! Think about the budget you have set aside for your honeymoon and how many days away that can get you. Some couples also opt to take their honeymoon a few weeks or months after their wedding to accommodate work schedules, etc. We enjoy all inclusive resorts for honeymoons or cruises are a popular choice these days!
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