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We Just Got Engaged! What Do We Do Next?
February 7, 2015
Happy Friday Lovelies!
He asked and you said Yes! Congratulations! This is such an exciting time and for some a very stressful time.
After the question is popped, a lot of couples start wondering, "What's next?" The checklist can be very overwhelming. Here's some advice on where to start.
Location // Where do you want your wedding? Some couples have a place that is sentimental to their relationships. Some prefer to just stay in a certain area. Some want a destination wedding. Others have no idea. One of the first conversations you should have with your fiancé is where?
Budget // This does not need to be an exact number, but a general idea of how much you are comfortable with spending is a crucial discussion to have. The number you come up with will help determine your venue, the food you have on your menu, and the "extras" you may or may not have room for.
Colors, Theme, Feeling // When I meet with couples, this is always the one area I don't have to worry about. Most of my brides have been dreaming about their wedding day for almost all their lives. The reason I ask this is because I like to get to know you as a couple and want to know what your dream is for the big day!
Guest List // Just like the budget, this is not an exact number I'm looking for. What I'm asking when we discuss a guest list is to get an idea of whether you're looking for a small, intimate wedding (50 or so guests) or a larger wedding (over 200 guests). Some of my couples will say a small wedding and when we get to the guest list, it's more like a medium or large wedding. This can put a damper on how much you're spending on details or can simply just put you over budget. My suggestion? Put together a draft guest list and count. Some couples dont realize that 50 people could basically be the groom's immediate family.
Have Fun // You got your ring, you told your family and friends, now have fun with it! Show off that engagement ring and your excitement to start your life with your best friend with engagement photos!
Hire a Wedding Planner // There are a lot of vendors you will be hiring for your big day and the first one to consider is a wedding planner. Our job is to create a stress free planning process and wedding day that you'll never forget. We will be there every step of the way as a guide, a shoulder and a friend. Let's grab a coffee and chat!