Congratulations on your engagement! Planning a wedding is so much fun, but what are some of the first steps that you need to take after getting engaged?
First and foremost, tell family and friends! It’s such exciting news that should be shared with those that are close to you.
After spreading the news, sit down with your fiancee and decide what is important to both of you when it comes to what you want for your wedding. When do you want to get married? Do you want a formal or informal reception? What do you want your theme and colors to be? What are your budget limitations? How much time and energy are you willing or do you have to put into the planning process? These are all very vital questions when it comes to organizing your wedding.
When talking with your fiancee, make a list of what is important and what is not. This will give you both an idea of what you both desire to have in your wedding. Remember, you are in this process together! Try to pick a month that you want to get married. This way you can call around to venues and vendors to see if they have any dates available and then you can narrow down and pick an official date for your wedding.
There is a notion that women already have their perfect wedding planned and they have since they were little girls. That might be true, but now comes the process of actually planning the dream wedding and on a realistic budget. Setting a budget is essential and must be done before you can begin shopping for anything. Now is the time to make a list of what is really important and what isn’t. Cutting out the non-essential items early on will be much easier than having to do it later due to budget constraints. There will be more on setting a budget later on in this blog.
Talk of budget doesn’t sound all that exciting, does it? Don’t worry, the fun of planning a wedding will come very soon!